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JUDO is a system of unarmed
combat that officially began in 1882 in Japan. However, its origins
can be traced back to Jujitsu and the much earlier "kumiuchi'
which was part of the fighting skills of Samurai, or Japanese
Professor Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo directed that true Judo should conform to the concepts of:
Judo An International SportFrom large to small there are Judo schools everywehere, widely dispersed throughout the world. Europe, Asia and particularly Japan of course. But when we get together in international competition, the popularity of judo is seen in the large number of countries that are represented. There are representatives form not only the largest nations but even down to some of the smallest island nations are often present. Judo is truly an international sport.
Judo OlympicsJudo has been in Olympics from very early on in the modern Olympic movement. It is a modification, encouraged by Professor Kano, which eliminates much of the tasks of injury inherent in any unrestricted combat.
What Makes Judo DifferentSome would say that it is that Judo is a sport and is it. But to stop there would be a misunderstanding.
It is true that, the main thing that distinguishes Judo from other martial arts is the concentration that students have on throwing. It is our main objective to take our opponent to the ground by causing them to lose their balance and using their momentum to finish them off. We may then choose to follow them to the ground to apply holds, strangles or arm locks (the latter two are allowed in junior competition). However throwing is by far our most proficient and preferred way of fighting.
But Judo is also, a complete self defence system for those that want to pursue it and an art as well. The Art is in the Kata which is all the strikes kicks and the most dangerous moves are practised.