Judo definition

jo͝odō
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.
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A Japanese martial art and sport adapted from jujutsu.
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A form of jujitsu developed as a sport and as a means of self-defense without the use of weapons.
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Alternative spelling of Judeo-.
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Origin of judo

  • Japanese jūdō soft (from Middle Chinese riw) (also the source of Mandarin róu) way aikido

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 柔道, じゅうどう (jūdō).

    From Wiktionary