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Jigoro Kano and Kyuzo Mifune (restoration).jpg
Kyuzo Mifune (left) an Kanō Jigorō (richt)
Focus Grapplin
Hairdness Full contact
Kintra o origin  Japan
Creator Kanō Jigorō
Famous practitioners See: Leet o judoka
Parenthuid Various koryū jujutsu schuils, principally Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū an Kitō-ryū
Descendant airts Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Kosen judo, Sambo
Olympic sport Syne 1964[1] (men) an 1992[2] (weemen)
Offeecial wabsteid International Judo Federation (IJF)
The Kodokan

Judo (柔道, jūdō, meanin "gentle way") wis creatit as a pheesical, mental an moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, bi Kanō Jigorō (嘉納治五郎). It is generally categorised as a modren martial airt which later evolved intae a combat an Olympic sport. Its maist prominent featur is its competitive element, whaur the objective is tae either throw or takdoun an opponent tae the grund, immobilize or itherwise subdue an opponent wi a pin, or force an opponent tae submit wi a jynt lock or a choke.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Inman (2005) p. 10
  2. The first Olympic competeetion tae awaird medals tae weemen judoka was in 1992; in 1988, weemen competit as a demonstration sport. Inman (2005) p. 11