Meaning of judo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒuːdəʊ/

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mass noun
  • A sport of unarmed combat derived from ju-jitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.

    ‘If you want to only train in aikido, judo or a specific style of karate, is there a school in your area?’
    • ‘It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.’
    • ‘What most people don't know, is that he did sumo before he ever did judo or karate.’
    • ‘I was narrow-minded in the beginning and used to regard judo as the only martial art.’
    • ‘This is possible only because judo is a sport; in reality such a thing would not occur.’
    • ‘They also trained the police students who all held first or second black belts in judo or kendo.’
    • ‘Part of the early training in judo involves timing the slap on the mat to coincide with the impact.’
    • ‘From his teenage years, he took a keen interest in judo and karate, Bruce Lee being one of his early heroes.’
    • ‘Also, the practice of judo and kendo was widespread before the war and taught in school.’
    • ‘Ask some people why they do judo or kendo and you will get some who will answer that they train to be able to win a fight.’
    • ‘Most of them were already quite strong in judo or kendo or whatever art they had studied.’
    • ‘Chris gained his black belt in both karate and judo almost 25 years ago.’
    • ‘His study of judo is to approach it as a martial art, that can be practiced as a sport.’
    • ‘Try gym, dance, judo or other martial arts, horse riding, skating and more.’
    • ‘There are not many types of sport with so many technical possibilities as is in judo.’
    • ‘Lastly, the coach should maintain a good reference library on the subject of judo.’
    • ‘When I joined the workforce I was faced with the decision of whether or not to learn judo.’
    • ‘Anybody who knows anything about judo knows how important gripping is these days.’
    • ‘At the time Lisa had no idea what judo was, but thought Aaron sounded cute and decided to give it a try.’
    • ‘The third method calls for your practicing with someone not as good at judo as you are.’


Late 19th century Japanese, from jū ‘gentle’ + dō ‘way’.