Definition of judo in English:


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  • A sport of unarmed combat derived from jujitsu 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.’



/ˈjo͞odō/ /ˈdʒudoʊ/


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