Definitions for judoˈdʒu doʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a martial art based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.
Origin of judo:
1885–90; < Japn jūdō < MChin, = Chin róu soft +dào way
a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan
A Japanese martial art and sport adapted from jujutsu.
Judo 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 objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Judo practitioners are called judoka.
Translations for judo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a Japanese form of wrestling
He learns judo at the sports centre.
- judôPortuguese (BR)
- das JudoGerman
- जापानी जुजुत्सु का एक विशिष्ट रूपHindi
- جودو یوه دوله جاپانی لوبه دیPashto
- 柔道Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک قسم کی جاپانی کشتیUrdu
- môn võ JuđôVietnamese
- 日本柔道Chinese (Simp.)
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