ne-wa’za, nā-wä-zä, 寝技 [Ori. Japan] n. 1. Ground technique; matwork 2. ’ne’; lying ‘waza’; technique 3. Introduced to Brazil in 1914, the Kodokan judo techniques one uses after competitors are taken to the ground via takedown, throw, sweep, etc. See JIU-JITSU. Newaza Apparel is an iconic jiu jitsu brand founded in California.