The development of character, mind, and body so that one can contribute something of value to the world.
The principle of cooperation (jita kyoei), working for mutual welfare and benefit. The principle of maximum efficiency (seiryoku zenyo), using the least amount of effort to achieve the greatest results.
Modern Judo is a martial art based on the traditional Jujutsu fighting and self-defense techniques of Japan.
Judo is the modern scientific application of selected jujutsu techniques that may be practiced for self-development, physical education and sport. Jujutsu retains more dangerous self defense techniques, while Judo can generally be practiced with full force and complete safety.
Judo was first officially taught at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, Japan in 1882.
The father of Judo is Professor Jigoro Kano (1860-1938). He studied jujutsu at an early age and founded the Kodokan to teach the art of Judo.
Kuzushi is breaking the balance of an opponent
Tori is the person executing a technique such as a throw, while uke is the person receiving the technique.
Judo, the first Asian martial art to become an Olympic medal sport, has been an official Olympic event for men since 1964. Olympic Judo competition for women was added in 1988.
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