a form of jujitsu developed as a sport and as a means of self-defense without the use of weapons
Origin of judoJapanese j?do ; from j?, soft + d?, way
A sport and method of physical training similar to wrestling, developed in Japan in the late 1800s and using principles of balance and leverage adapted from jujitsu.
Origin of judoJapanese j&umacron;d&omacron; : j&umacron;, soft (from Middle Chinese riw, also the source of Mandarin róu) + d&omacron;, way; see aikido.
Salamu Mezhidov of Russia (right) and David Kevkhishvili of Georgia (left) at the 2006 Judo World Championships
- Alternative spelling of Judeo-.
From Japanese 柔道, じゅうどう (jūdō).