What is judo?

  • (noun): A sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan.


Judo (柔道, jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).

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Judo At The 1986 Asian Games
... The Judo competition at the 1986 Asian Games was hold at Saemaul Sports Hall and contested in eight weight classes, for only men ... This is first competition of Judo for Asian Games ...
Canada At The Summer Olympics - Judo
... Main article Judo at the Summer Olympics See also Judo in Canada Canada has won 5 medals in Judo at the Olympics, most recently a bronze by Antoine Valois-Fortier at ...
Gabriel Munteanu - Achievements
... Year Tournament Place Weight class 2003 World Judo Championships 5th Open class European Judo Championships 5th Heavyweight (+100 kg) 2001 European Judo Championships 7th Heavyweight (+100 kg) 7th Open class ...
Judo - Rank and Grading
... Judo is a hierarchical art, where seniority of judoka is designated by what is known as the kyu (級, kyū?) -dan (段, dan?) ranking system ... On July 28, 2011, the promotion board of USA Judo awarded Keiko Fukuda the rank of 10th dan, who is the first woman to be promoted to judo's highest level, albeit not a Kodokan-recog ...