Judo (wikt:柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down 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 defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a judoka. The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (古流, traditional schools). Judo also spawned a number of derivative martial arts across the world, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, close quarters combat (CQC), Krav Maga and Sambo.

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Judo is a relatively modern martial art, created by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. Its roots lie in Jiu Jitsu, which was the original art used by the Samurai. Kano wanted to create a form of ju-jitsu that he could practice without fear of serious injury, and so Judo was born. It is a system of unarmed combat where the aim is to grapple with your opponent, and win by throwing them to the floor on their back, pinning them to the floor for 20 seconds, or performing a strangle or jointlock until they submit.

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President

Name
Mr.W.S.E.Jayasundara


Email

Srilankajudo@gmail.com