Definition of jujitsu
: an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent
Recent Examples of jujitsu from the Web
That’s where Mitch Compton has outfitted a gym with a rowing machine, spin bike, battle ropes and a jujitsu mat.
During competitions, Korey and Sammy (now 14 and 11, respectively) use moves from multiple disciplines—including wrestling, kickboxing, and jujitsu—against their opponents.
Stevie Wonder was a paragon of musicality and awards show jujitsu.
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Origin and Etymology of jujitsu
Japanese jūjutsu, from jū weakness, gentleness + jutsu art, skill
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
JUJITSU Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jujitsu for English Language Learners
: a form of fighting without weapons that was developed in Japan : a Japanese martial art
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