WHAT IS JUDO?
JU = GENTLE
DO = WAY
Judo is a dynamic sport, martial art, and a means of self-defense that involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw opponents onto their backs and execute ground control to secure pins, choke holds or joint locks until submission. This ability to adapt and manipulate forces of balance, power, and movement in attempt to subdue each other appears simple in theory, but the complexity of the skill to execute these techniques effectively often takes considerable time, effort, and energy.
ORIGINS OF JUDO
Kodokan that was located at Fujimi-cho
Studied Jujutsu Under:
Fukuda, Hachinosuke (1828-1879): Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū.
Grandfather of Keiko Fukuda 9th dan Kodokan and 10th dan USJF/USA Judo (1913-2013)
Masotomo, Isa (1828-1879): Tenjin Shin'yō-ryū.
Tsunetoshi, Likubo (1835-1889): Kitō-ryū
In 1882 Professor Jigoro Kano developed Kodokan (a place to teach the path") Judo school and dojo at Eisho-ji, a Buddhist temple in Kamakura. Kano wanted to integrate and develop techniques based from his studies in jujutsu that focused on "defeating strength through flexibility" into a new principle of "maximum efficient use of physical and mental energy" and "mutual welfare and benefit." Kano embraced these core judo principles upon which the proper goal of judo training would be to the development of improving one-self so that one could be a positive contribution to society.
Sensei Keiko Fukuda 10th Dan (1913-2013) and Sensei Mac Takeda 7th Dan
HISTORY OF KODOKAN JUDO
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