Judo is a Japanese word meaning "gentle way," and is a type of martial art that comes from the ancient Japanese martial art of jujitsu, meaning "yielding way." In 1882, Dr. Jigoro Kano, president of Tokyo's University of Education, incorporated what he thought to be the best jujitsu techniques into what is now the sport of judo. Judo emphasizes using balance, leverage, and movement in all of its skills, especially throws. Practitioners of judo wear a cotton uniform called a judogi, meaning "judo uniform," and sometimes referred to simply as a gi. These uniforms are usually white but can also be blue. They consist of loose drawstring pants and a quilted jacket which is fastened by an obi, or belt. The uniforms were originally created for judo but are now used for many different types of martial arts. The most noticeable thing to someone watching judo would likely be the variety of powerful throwing techniques. Grappling techniques are also important to learn, and include various control holds, arm and joint locks, pins, and choking techniques. Safety is emphasized in practice, and judo places importance both on fighting done standing and on the ground.
Judo prizes the idea of flexibility in the techniques, tailoring the technique to what is required in a particular moment. Strength is not as important as technique and skill, as well as timing. This enables judo techniques to be performed effectively by a smaller person on a much stronger person. Judo is popular today with people of all ages, throughout the world. It is an excellent way to stay in shape, as well as increase self-confidence and learn self defense. Body control is developed, as well as quick reflexes, balance, and effective self-defense should the need arise. Judo is also a competitive sport, introduced as such at the 1964 Olympics. This Olympic sport was only open to men until 1988, when it was a women's demonstration sport; in 1992, judo became an official Olympic medal event for women. There are also collegiate judo competitions in the United States. The system of ranks found in many martial arts, usually identified by belts of different colors, was first used in judo. The ranks recognize hard work, as well as increased knowledge and ability of the martial art. There are separate junior ranks for children under 17 than there are for adults. Black belts are the highest ranks in judo, with ten different degrees of black belt.
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1. The art of folding clothes with people still in them.
2. Involuntary yoga.
Judo is an interesting method of self-defense, as you can do a favor or two for your opponent before you break their arm.
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the art of tossing, chucking, heaving, throwing, lobbing, tripping, pulling, hurling, decking, lifting, launching a human body (usually living) for the purpose of self-defense, sport, or good fun.
Martin spun the mugger around his torso and slammed him into the ground.
Scott commented, "Wow Martin, you slammed him so hard you left a crater!"
Martin, peeling the unconscious thug off of his back, replied, "Bet he won't see in color for a week!"
Laughing, Scott replied, "That's some good Judo."
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Person 1 : I do judo
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Person 1 : U DON’T FUCKING KICK IN JUDO
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a Judo aka Bardogo is the biggest dick man walking alive. Jodo gest me hard every time I see him. one time I saw Judo on the beach and I got a chubby, Judo has the best music taste in the world. all the pussy cats(woman)LOVE Judo. one time Judo got 9 pussy cats in a party and I was inspired. so just know when Judo around the pussy drowns
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Judo stop walking here you are getting all the bitches(Pussy cats)
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JUDO ju·do//joo-doh - noun

1. A true feat of greatness in the sport of Ultimate in which one completes what is known as a Callahan in lay-out form. Completion of this act usually results in a feeling of significant pride, availability of bragging rights, and making your opponent feel foolish.
Did you see that girl's layout callahan in the game against Pitt? That must be Judo.
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