Japanese: 捕縄術 

The ancient martial art of capturing/arresting with rope, sometimes referred to as “Nawajutsu”.

A word on spelling; for years I’ve seen the “capturing martial art” spelled, hojojitsu both on western sites dedicated to martial arts and, more importantly, on several translations of Japanese sources. This seemed correct as it was similar to jiu-jitsu. More recently, hojojutsu seems to have become more common. Which is what we will use. Thanks to Osada Steve for pointing this out and Master “K” for an elaborate explanation.”

Jutsu (術) rougly means something along the lines of “art; technique”.