Judo (The Gentle Way) – 柔道


Judo (meaning ‘gentle way’) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. 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) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori). The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryu (traditional schools). The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Judo practitioners are called judoka. (source: Wikipedia)

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Judo Nage Waza

Nage Waza 投げ技 – Judo Throwing Techniques

Every throw has 3 parts: the kuzushi (taking or breaking balance), tsukuri (entering), and kake (the throw). The person performing the throw is called the Tori, and the person on whom the throw is performed is called the Uke.
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Judo Osaekomi Waza

Osaekomi Waza 押込技 – Judo Holding Techniques

Osaekomi, or holding techniques are an integral part of the ancient battlefield art. Many of these pins were created to keep the practicioner safe while holding down an armed opponent. In this, their original intention, they also rely on a nearby ally to finish off the opponent. Within the sport of Judo, these holding techniques are the basis for points achieved on the ground.
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Judo Shime Waza

Shime Waza 絞技 – Judo Choking Techniques

Shime or Choking Techniques are considered advanced and should only be attempted under the careful supervision of an experienced teacher. When practicing Shime Waza, remember to slowly apply pressure, and if you are the Uke, tap out once you feel the choke has been applied correctly.
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Judo Kansetsu Waza

Kansetsu Waza 関節技 – Judo Joint Lock Techniques

Kansetsu or joint lock techniques are finishing manouvers intended to apply pressure to joints in order to achieve victory by submission. The Uke must take care to tap as soon as painful pressure is achieved as many of these techniques will quickly cause damage to the joints when applied correctly. The Tori should slowly apply the technique so as not to injure the Uke.
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