Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sport and method of physical training similar to wrestling, developed in Japan in the late 19th century and using principles of balance and leverage adapted from jujitsu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Japanese jūdō : , soft (from Middle Chinese nyuw, riw) + , way; see aikido.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 柔道, じゅうどう (jūdō). (Wiktionary)

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