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translated, means "the way of gentleness". Judo had
its origins from Jujitsu, which was one of the early martial
arts developed in Japan. In Japan, Jujitsu was taught in many
different forms depending on the school one attended, or on the
Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, recognized the
beneficial aspects of Jujitsu and, in 1882, adapted these
techniques, creating an internationally recognized sport, which
is today's judo.
between Judo and Karate
Karate is more
of an offensive form of martial art, where hitting and kicking
are a means of attacking an opponent.
Judo is more of
a defensive martial art which utilizes mainly throwing and
grappling techniques, where balance, coordination and speed are
used to throw or immobilize the opponent.
practiced by both men and women. There is no age limit: from 7
Is Judo a good
form of exercise?
Judo is a
complete sport as it uses every part of the body.
Self-confidence, coordination and reflexes improve with
Is it necessary
to be athletic to learn Judo?
Not at all.
Everyone can practice judo. Many people learn judo for the pure
pleasure of improving their physical and mental ability.
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