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Jiu-jitsuka is the correct term of course, but most Brazilians who do BJJ that I've met call themselves "lutador de jiu-jitsu", which means jiu-jitsu fighter. Never heard anyone use "jogador de jiu-jitsu" which would translate to jiu-jitsu player (like you'd use judo player). I've also heard "praticante de jiu-jitsu" so jiu-jitsu practicioner.
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GladiatorGannon - what paragraph!?!?!?!!?

BTW - in 1892, weren't most practitioners (including Kano) former Jitsuka? and wasn't Judo itself just considered another jiujitsu school?


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7/13/08 12:29 AM
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Americans say bjj fighter, Brazilians have adopted jiu jiteiro, like I said earlier. Thanks for listening.
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What ever you call me....you better do it with respek
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Hillary - Americans say bjj fighter, Brazilians have adopted jiu jiteiro, like I said earlier. Thanks for listening.
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MoreThanUFC - "FightMatix has no way to rank me"?

 Huh?

TIC. I've followed your ranking a bit. FM still seems to have a problem quantifying sub attempts and position domininance from BJJ practitioners. I do like what you are doing, but still dont think it works, yet. I have hope though.
We don't quantify anything that happens during the fight - the ranking is based only on the official outcome.
 
7/13/08 5:30 PM
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a jiu? i call them grapplers
7/13/08 6:18 PM
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White through Brown are Jiu-jitsu players... blackbelts are jiu-jitsu fighters in BJJ

I believe Jujutsuka is correct traditionally speaking
7/13/08 6:24 PM
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Contrary to what seems logical, "Jiu-jitsuka" is incorrect Japanese.

IPU nailed the correct Japanese word with "jiu-jitsuan" (or "jiu-jitsu-an"). That is also the word commonly used among JJJ practitioners.

I think the thread title might have nailed the most convenient, though...what's wrong with "BJJ practitioner"?
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twinkletoesCT - Contrary to what seems logical, "Jiu-jitsuka" is incorrect Japanese.

IPU nailed the correct Japanese word with "jiu-jitsuan" (or "jiu-jitsu-an"). That is also the word commonly used among JJJ practitioners.

I think the thread title might have nailed the most convenient, though...what's wrong with "BJJ practitioner"?


This might be correct.

- I've heard native Japanese use jujitsuka. But then again, to my knowledge, none of them practice jujitsu (very few people do - most study modern judo, if any martial art). So they might have been using an inaccurate term.
- Jujitsuka isn't in my Japanese learners dictionary. But then again, neither is Jujitsuan. I guess it's not a day-to-day term.

twinkletoesCT, just to clear this up, what is the kanji used for "an"?
7/14/08 1:26 PM
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i think it has to be 'grappler'

because these days everyone knows moves from various grappling arts, like BJJ, Judo and Wrestling, so its safe to call a BJJ practitioner a grappler.
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twinkletoesCT - Contrary to what seems logical, "Jiu-jitsuka" is incorrect Japanese.

IPU nailed the correct Japanese word with "jiu-jitsuan" (or "jiu-jitsu-an"). That is also the word commonly used among JJJ practitioners.

I think the thread title might have nailed the most convenient, though...what's wrong with "BJJ practitioner"?


This might be correct.

- I've heard native Japanese use jujitsuka. But then again, to my knowledge, none of them practice jujitsu (very few people do - most study modern judo, if any martial art). So they might have been using an inaccurate term.
- Jujitsuka isn't in my Japanese learners dictionary. But then again, neither is Jujitsuan. I guess it's not a day-to-day term.

twinkletoesCT, just to clear this up, what is the kanji used for "an"?

@twinkletoesCT, I'm very interested in learning more about the term "jiu-jitsu-an".  Do you have a link to the IPU source you mentioned, or another source I could take a look at?  Thanks!

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