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Judo History

Judo History

Judo History

Judo history and how it got started as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano.

It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport.

Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground.

Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo.

But only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice.

A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

The early history of judo is inseparable from its founder.

Japanese polymath and educator Kanō Jigorō Jigoro Kano, 1860–1938), born Shinnosuke Jigorō.

Kano was born into a relatively affluent family.

His father, Jirosaku, was the second son of the head priest of the Shinto Hiyoshi shrine in Shiga Prefecture.

He married Sadako Kano, daughter of the owner of Kiku-Masamune sake brewing company. He was adopted by the family, changing his name to Kano.

Ultimately he became an official in the Shogunal government.

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