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 jūdō jū soft ( from Middle Chinese riw ) ( also the source of Mandarin róu ) dō 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).