Jitte (Ten Hands)
Original name: Jitte (Ten Hands).

Jitte contains many open-handed techniques that can be used against an attacker armed with a stick or staff.

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The origins and meaning of Jitte are shrouded in mystery, but its name and starting salutation (resonant with Chinese boxing) place it firmly alongside Jion and Jiin as a collection. The distinctive yama uke are said to resemble the Japanese three-pronged jitte (like the Okinawan sai), which is one possible interpretation of the name. ~ GE