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Bojutsu / Bojitsu

The art of using a stick as a weapon
China bàng shù
Japan bou jutsu
Bojutsu / Bojitsu

棒術 is the title Bōjutsu (though some use the romanization Bojitsu). A martial art centered around the use of a "bō" or staff as a weapon.

This title is a combination of the Japanese word "bō" (which means staff, stick, club, rod, pole, or cudgel) with the Japanese word "jutsu" (which means art, or technique).

While this word can be pronounced in Chinese (bang shu), it's not a common term in China. Please consider this title to be "Japanese only."

Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu

School of Japanese Martial Arts
Japan dai tou ryuu ai ki juu jutsu
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu

If you want this title, you probably already know the meaning.
If not, here's the Wikipedia entry: Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu.

Jujitsu / Jujutsu

China róu shù
Japan juu jutsu
Jujitsu / Jujutsu

柔術 has been somewhat incorrectly spelled and pronounced "Jujitsu" for some time in the English-speaking world. The correct Japanese Romaji is Jujutsu or Juujutsu.

A little background on the word: By combining the Kanji pronounced "Ju" (which means flexible, pliable, gentle, yielding) with the Kanji pronounced "Jutsu" (which means art, or technique), we get a meaning that can be translated as "flexible technique," "gentle art" or "yielding technique."
柔術 does make sense in Chinese as well, although pronounced, "rou shu" in China.

The Jujutsu system has a history in Japan that started well-before the 1600's. Some see this style as a variation of the "Empty Hand Method" (Karate-do). Even the samurai of old used some Jujutsu methods in defending themselves with their unarmed hands against weapons that could pierce their heavy armor.

There are convoluted relationships between various schools and systems of martial arts but it's generally accepted that Jujutsu led to the development of Judo and a few other variations.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shù / shu4
Taiwan shu
Japanese jutsu
Chinese to state; to tell; to narrate; to relate
Narrate, publish, narration; to tell

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四術


四术

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Mandarin sì shù / si4 shu4
Taiwan ssu shu
Japanese shi jutsu
idem 四執; four arts

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道術


道术

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Mandarin dào shù / dao4 shu4
Taiwan tao shu
Japanese jutsu
The methods, or arts, of the Buddhist religion; techniques of practicing the path

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bojutsu
Bojitsu
棒術
棒术
bou jutsu / boujutsu / bo jutsu / bojutsubàng shù / bang4 shu4 / bang shu / bangshu pang shu / pangshu
Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu 大東流合気柔術
大东流合气柔术
dai tou ryuu ai ki juu jutsu
daitouryuuaikijuujutsu
dai to ryu ai ki ju jutsu
daitoryuaikijujutsu
Jujitsu
Jujutsu
柔術
柔术
juu jutsu / juujutsu / ju jutsu / jujutsuróu shù / rou2 shu4 / rou shu / roushu jou shu / joushu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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