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Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison discusses whether or not her judo skills could translate to a career in MMA.
Long haired and Dutch, from a young age Zenden was gifted with a choice: judo or football.
On Sunday, organizers of the judo championship scrapped team marching altogether.
Rousey earned a bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, becoming the first American woman to win a medal in the sport.
To pursue a career spent attempting to tackle people to the ground before watching others do the same from the sidelines, or a career in judo.
Kano, named for judo founder Kanō Jigorō, was founded in 2012.
The fighter, who recently began her career in the WWE, debuted in 2013 and continued an impressive win streak including a U.S. Olympic bronze medal in judo.
Photo: Shiho Fukada for The Wall Street Journal Many of these denim-makers cluster in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki, whose Kojima district was once a hub for manufacturing school uniforms, judo-wear and canvas sails.
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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.
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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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