judo


ju·do

noun \ˈjü-(ˌ)dō\

: a sport developed in Japan in which opponents attempt to throw or wrestle each other to the ground

Full Definition of JUDO

:  a sport developed from jujitsu that emphasizes the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent
judo·ist \-ˌō-ist\ noun

Origin of JUDO

Japanese jūdō, from weakness, gentleness + art
First Known Use: 1889

judo

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Martial art that emphasizes the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent. Its techniques are generally intended to turn an opponent's force to one's own advantage rather than to oppose it directly. The opponent must be thrown cleanly, pinned, or mastered through the application of pressure to arm joints or the neck. Judo is now practiced primarily as sport. It became an Olympic sport in 1964; women's judo was added in 1992. The sport evolved out of jujitsu in late-19th-century Japan.

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