Judo is contemporary martial part which started in Japan. It was created by Jigoro Kano in 1882. A person who practices judo is called a judoka.
As a competitive sport, the objective is to throw or takedown the opposing player to the ground. A judoka can also subdue the opposing player with a pin, or force the opposing player to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Judo is now part of the Olympics, it was first seen in the 1932 games.
A participant gains a point, or can win the game, if he or she can throw the opponent that places his back with impetus and control.
Currently there are seven weight divisions for judo as a competitive sport. For men: under 60kg, 60-66kg, 66-73kg, 73-81kg, 81-90kg, 90-100kg, and over 100kg. For women: under 48kg, 48-52kg, 52-57kg, 57-63kg, 63-70kg, 70-78kg, and over 78kg.
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- Judo at the Olympics
- Judo at the Paralympics
- Judo is part of Budo, which refers to all styles of modern Japanese martial arts.
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