Judo is the sport of Japanese origin, which makes use of the principles of jujitsu and unarmed self-defense system. Buddhist monks in China, Japan and Tibet developed jujitsu for 2,000 years, as a protection system, which can be used against armed looters and still do not conflict with their religion. Jigoro Kano, a Japanese jujitsu expert established judo in (1882) by modifying or dropping out many holds that were too dangerous to be used in competition. It depends on the success on the ability to use your own weight and strength against him by his opponents, thereby allowing less light or individually, to overcome a physically superior opponent.
The match begins with a ceremonial bow judo, and then each player takes the other by the collar and sleeves of a jacket or GI. Points are scored when a fighter has successfully implemented various throws or holding the opponent for varying periods of time. Penalties can lead to deduction of points and called, among other reasons, throwing the opponent, as the twisted legs; applying joint locks other than the elbow; using hand or side of the face of the enemy; or grabbing the opponent’s trousers.
Judo is an Olympic sport for men since 1964 and women since 1984 and Both fight in the eight weight categories.
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