Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Kobudo, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. OwlMAtt

    OwlMAtt Armed and Scrupulous

    I guess Aegis kind of said this already, but jutsu and jitsu are both Romanized approximations of a word that was never meant to be written with Roman letters. Neither one can really claim to be the "right" one.
  2. Oddsbodskins

    Oddsbodskins Troll hunter 2nd Class

    You're annoyed that people are attempting phonetic spelling of a word from another language? Yeah sorry, you'll get minimal sympathy from me on that one.
  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Judo, jyudo, jiudo, or yudo?
  4. Bronze Statue

    Bronze Statue Valued Member

  5. Herbo

    Herbo Valued Member

    yudo obviously, as the koreans invented everything, including air.
  6. Young Noob

    Young Noob Valued Member

    When refering to Japanese Juujutsu, spell it with a "u" because no modern Japanese romanization uses "i" for "う."

    As for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I don't know how they pronounce it. (I have already demonstated my ignorance of Brazilian Portuguese.) -.-
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012

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