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A shoulder throw (called seoi-nage in Japanese) at Judo rank graduation, Japan.

Judo (柔道 jūdō?) is a modern Japanese martial art and Olympic sport.[1] It was developed in 1882 by Jigorō Kanō.[2]

Judo is very scientific in its training methods and fighting techniques.[3]

History[change | change source]

Judo grew out of an older martial art, Jujutsu or Jū-jutsu.[4]

Jujutsu was an ancient and deadly martial art which used chokes, throws, joint locks, and strikes. Kanō created judo by using techniques which were common in jujutsu. He eliminated techniques that he thought were dangerous in training, so that students could train with resistance.Some basic throws are tiyatoshi and De-ashi-bari(these are in Japanese). There are 2 types: groundwork and feetwork.For more information,see a student of a judo academy or look on a website that has information o judo rules/throws.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Judo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 435.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kanō Jigorō " at p. 477.
  3. Ohlenkamp, Neil. "Forms of Judo (Kata)," JudoInfo.com; retrieved 2012-2-27.
  4. Nussbaum, "Jū-jutsu" at p. 435.

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