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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And there are 150 members of the Royal Commonwealth Pool's own judo club to back up that claim.
▪ For instance, judo flyweight Karen Briggs grappling on with a dislocated shoulder shoved back in its socket.
▪ He joined an athletic club in which there were a large number of activities ranging from yoga to judo.
▪ He thinks he's a judo star in the making - and, he might well be!
▪ He was a very big ex-boxing and judo champion, apparently.
▪ Members aged from five to fifty meet up to three times a week to practise their judo moves together.
▪ Pinoy Punsalong was far better in judo and karate than Western boxing.
▪ So why all this information about the club and nothing about judo?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

judo \judo\ n. a sport adapted from jujitsu, originally a method of self-defense without weapons, and similar to wrestling; it was developed in Japan.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1889, from Japanese judo, from ju "softness, gentleness" (from Chinese jou "soft, gentle") + do "way, art," from Chinese tao "way." "A refined form of ju-jitsu introduced in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, using principles of movement and balance, and practiced as a sport or form of physical exercise" [OED].


n. A Japanese martial art and sport adapted from jujutsu.


n. a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan


was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Kanō Jigorō (嘉納治五郎). 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 takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms ( kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice ( randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from . The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

JUDO (computer programming environment)

JUDO is a Java-based integrated development environment designed for children and beginning computer programmers. It is licensed under the GNU GPL.

Usage examples of "judo".

But no contestant was allowed to judge, so the third was a substitute, the Aikido judge, representing Judo for this one match.

Judo was in a three way tie for second with Kung-fu and Aikido, all 2-1.

I had seen the Karate defeats by Judo and Aikido, but they were not enough.

He may be aikido, not judo, but he taught me to extend my own ki through my voice.

We dallied there briefly, then passed the library and the huge stadium and finally made it to the monstrous indoor dojo where the Cuban judo team was training.

I back-tracked and scooped it up, irritated because I was already late for my trip to the dojo, or judo and karate practice hall.

In judo an ippon is scored by a clean throw, a thirty-second holddown, an armlock, choke, or strangle.

Luis had beaten me in informal randori, judo practice, yet he had made me feel like twice a winner.

They did randori that was almost like a kata, or judo playlet, alternating throws.

Since we meet every year or so, we enter into hours-long dialogue a bit like judo randori or free practice, bouncing ideas off each other, fitting them together, amplifying, integrating characters with action.

It is closely related to judo, having borrowed many techniques from it, and on occasion judokas crossed over to compete successfully in sambo tournaments.

Thai kick-boxers is valid for judo, and every leg takedown of sambo wrestling.

The seoi otoshi shoulder-drop throw: I have a good memory for judo, anyway.

A lesser or student grade in judo, indicated by belts of assorted colors: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, or brown.

He slid into a combat judo block that would have thrown an unarmoured man off his hip.