Judo is a fantastic and dynamic combat sport that requires both physical and mental strength. It includes techniques that allow you to lift and dump your opponents onto their backs while standing. On the ground, it entails pinning, controlling, and controlling your opponent with chokeholds or joint locks until they submit.

Judo Definition

Judo is a Japanese word that means "gentle method." Jigoro Kano founded it in 1882 as a Japanese martial art. Jiu-old jitsu's methods were used to create it. It is the world's most popular martial art and the world's second-most popular sport, after soccer. Combat sports develop self-discipline, which is based on respect for oneself and others.


Judo Techniques and Rules

A judo match is officiated by three referees and takes place on a Judo mat. The goal is to score an ippon, or one full point, which can be achieved in four different ways and ends the match immediately. Pin the opponent on the back for 25 seconds while maintaining control of the head and shoulder is one method. An arm lock, which involves applying pressure to the elbow of a straight arm or twisting an arm bent at a right angle until the opponent yields, is another way to win. Choking is the third way to win. Apply pressure to the opponent's sides of the neck, but not the windpipe, until they submit. Tossing an opponent and landing forcefully on the back is the final technique for obtaining an ippon (read more).

History of Judo

From the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, Japan was ruled by samurai, a class of professional soldiers. This provided ideal conditions for the development of a variety of martial arts. In addition to fighting with swords and bows and arrows, the samurai developed jujitsu to combat opponents at close quarters on the battlefield. Hand-to-hand combat became a popular method of military training after Jujitsu grew into several other schools.


In 1882, a Japanese schoolteacher named Jigoro Kano created Judo. From a fusion of wrestling and jiu-jitsu, the sport evolved into its own martial art. Jigoro Kano devoted his life to judo's advancement and spread around the world. He was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and his efforts to promote judo as a global sport resulted in its inclusion in the 1964 Olympic Games.


Participants were awarded medals in a variety of weight classes, with Japanese athletes sweeping the gold in all but the open division, which was won by a non-Japanese competitor. Judo has already spread outside of Japan, as evidenced by this. The 1988 Seoul Olympics saw the first appearance of women's judo as a demonstration event.

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