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Renu has been teaching this free, 10-day course hosted by New Delhi police — a combination of karate, taekwondo, and judo moves — for the past eight years in the city’s public schools and universities.
Prior to entering the pro-wrestling world, Rousey —who also won an Olympic bronze medal in judo during the 2008 Olympics — helped bring mixed marital arts into the mainstream.
Kayla Harrison won gold medals in judo at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games.
Putin himself practiced judo in his youth, and some of his former partners went on to become billionaires under his rule.
The country has fared better at the Summer Olympics, winning a total of 54 medals in judo, weight lifting and gymnastics.
Rousey, a bronze medalist in judo during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, shot to stardom in mixed martial arts.
There will also be 15 new events in the existing sports of swimming, archery, athletics, basketball, cycling, fencing, judo, table tennis and triathlon.
Frustrated at USA Judo's inaction, Rousey's mother — AnnMaria De Mars, herself a former judo fighter who said one of her friends was a victim — called the USOC.
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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
JUDO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of judo for English Language Learners
: a sport developed in Japan in which opponents attempt to throw or wrestle each other to the ground
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