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Kuroda Ichitaro and Kaminoda Tsunemori of Shintō Musō-ryū performing Ikkaku-ryū juttejutsu
FocusWeaponry (jitte)
Country of originJapan Japan
Olympic sportno

Jittejutsu (十手術) is the Japanese martial art[1] of using the Japanese weapon jitte (also known as jutte in English-language sources).[2] Jittejutsu was evolved mainly for the law enforcement officers of the Edo period[3] to enable non-lethal disarmament and apprehension of criminals who were usually carrying a sword.[4] Besides the use of striking an assailant on the head, wrists, hands and arms like that of a baton, the jitte can also be used for blocking, deflecting and grappling a sword in the hands of a skilled user.[5]

There are several schools of jittejutsu today and various jitte influences and techniques are featured in several martial arts.[6]

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  1. ^ "large-jitte-with-purple-ribbon".
  2. ^ "Japanese-English translation :: jitte :: Dictionary". kanjijapanese.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  3. ^ "Life_in_Medieval_and_Early_Modern_Japan".
  4. ^ Yasuka, Author (2014-05-19). "Koryū: The Ancient Japanese Martial Arts". KCP International. Retrieved 2019-02-22. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Mol, Serge (2003). Classical Weaponry of Japan: Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts. Kodansha International. ISBN 9784770029416.
  6. ^ Niten, Instituto. "Ancient Schools". Instituto Cultural Niten. Retrieved 2019-02-22.