Judo is a Japanese style of martial arts involving the training of an individuals mental and physical skills. Created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, Judo was designed as a competitive combat sport where individuals work to takedown their opponent and pin, choke, or hold them to the ground. Judo is compromised of throwing, grappling and striking ones opponent with quick movements of the hands and feet, and such shares similarities to other combative sports such as wrestling and Karate. Introduced as an Olympic Sport in 1964, Judo continues to be an Olympic event.

Where did judo originate?

Judo originated from Japan from a man named Jigoro Kano in 1882. Judo was designed to be a physical, mental and moral pedagogy. In today’s time, it’s categorized as modern martial arts which are now used in MMA and the Olympics.

How does judo work?

Judo works with physical strength and mental discipline. Judo doesn’t involve punching or kicking but involves grabbing your opponent from a standing position or on the ground and pinning them until they tap out by using various joint locks and chokeholds.

What is the difference between judo and jujitsu?

Jujitsu was created for hand-to-hand for samurai that involved combat for either using a weapon or nothing at all to harm your opponent. Judo only focuses on grabbing your opponent and forcing them into submission without the intent of hurting them.


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