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jujutsu


jujutsu


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jujutsu  \Ju"jut`su\,  n.  Also  Jujitsu  \Ju"jit`su\,  Jiujutsu 
  \Jiu"jut`su\,  Jiujitsu  \Jiu"jit`su\  [Jap.  j[=u]jutsu;  j[=u]  soft 
  (prob.  because  no  weapons  are  used)  +  jutsu  art.] 
  The  Japanese  art  of  self-defense  without  weapons,  now  widely 
  used  as  a  system  of  physical  training.  It  depends  for  its 
  efficiency  largely  upon  the  principle  of  making  use  of  an 
  opponent's  strength  and  weight  to  disable  or  injure  him  and 
  by  applying  pressure  so  that  his  opposing  movement  will  throw 
  him  out  of  balance,  dislocate  or  break  a  joint,  etc  It 
  opposes  knowledge  and  skill  to  brute  strength,  and  demands  an 
  extensive  practical  knowledge  of  human  anatomy.