What Is Judo?
Judo “gentle way” was created by Jigoro Kano in 1882. It is a modern martial art, which evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is the objective to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize and otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes with hands and feet along with weapons defense are all a part of judo but are not allowed in competition or randori (practice). Judo developed other modern martial arts like Krav Maga and Sambo.