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Glossary of Terms Used  
In Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu 

Jujutsu Vocabulary 
 

Ashi-Ate

Foot and leg techniques

Ate Waza

Attacking the vital vulnerable points in the body

Budo

Martial arts

Bunkai

Technical application

Dai Shihan

Headmaster 

Do

(The) Way

Dojo

School or training hall

Geiko

Practice

Geri

Kick

Gi 

Uniform

Goshin-Waza

Self-defense

Hajime

Begin

Hidari

Left

Joseki

Seat of honor

Ju-Jutsu

Gentle Art

Kaeshi

Countering of attacker's offensive action or technique

Kake

Throwing

Kata

Form

Kansetsu-Waza

Joint-manipulation techniques

Kiai

Coordination of strength

Kime

Focus

Kuzushi

Off-balancing the opponent

Mokuso

Meditation

Manzo Shitama

16th inheritor of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu

Ne-Waza

Grappling technique

Obi

Belt

Rei

Formal bow

Ryu

School or system

Sensei

Teacher

Shihan

Master (5th mokuroku and up)

Shusaku (Shuzu) Shitama

Founder of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu Kai and 15th inheritor of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu

Sosuishi-Ryu

School of Twin Rivers

Sukashi

Evasive action applied against attacker's motion or technique

Tai Sabaki

Body turning

Tegata

Open hand

Tori

Person throwing or attacking

Uchikomi

Moving in without throwing

Ude-Ate

Hand techniques

Ukemi

Falling

Uki

Person falling or defending

Waza

Technique

Yamae

Stop

 
Explanation of the Kanji  
in "Sosuishi-ryu" 
  

 

so

Pair, double, twin

 

sui (Chinese or  
'honorific') 
mizu (Japanese pronunciation)

Water, River

 

shi, shitsu*

To hold or bring together

 

ryu, ru, naga

Style, school, system

 

ju, yawa(ra)

Gentleness, plasticity

 

jutsu, sube

Art, technique, artifice, magic, conjury

       
*NOTE: The Kanji (Chinese characters used in Japan) can be read either way (shi or shitsu). Due to obvious derogatory reasons, the name "Sosuishi-ryu" has been used instead of "Sosuishitsu-ryu" since its introduction outside of Japan in the early 1960's. 


 

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