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Like chokes, arm and wristlocks—standard techniques in judo, jiujitsu, and aikido—are relatively simple to learn but incredibly easy to take too far.
In recent years, judo has flourished in the land of Genghis Khan largely thanks to the exploits of one man.
At Achieve, inner-city youth find a way to succeed in academics through boxing and judo.
The technique, a choke that’s meant to cut off blood flowing to the brain through the carotid arteries on either side of the neck, has many variations in jiujitsu, combat sambo, judo, and catch wrestling.
In one corner sits a likeness of Vasili Oshchepkov, the martial arts expert who brought judo to Russia.
One of the early proponents of the chokehold in policing was Korean War veteran and third-degree judo black belt Jim Lindell, who worked as a police trainer with the Kansas City Police Department in the 1970s.
Someone like an ex-KGB agent with a black belt in judo.
Much has changed since — not least the very rules of judo — but his standing remains unquestioned.
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Judo is a 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 evolved out of the older martial art jujitsu in late-19th-century Japan, but it is now practiced primarily as sport. It became an Olympic sport for men in 1964; women's judo was added in 1992.
Origin and Etymology of judo
First Known Use: 1889See Words from the same year
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