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  • n. A practitioner of the Japanese martial art of judo.


From Japanese 柔道家 (jūdōka). (Wiktionary)


  • "Kaminaga was a fine judoka but he'd been defeated by a man I can only describe as a judo genius," said Jim Bregman, an American who won a bronze medal in judo at the same Olympiad.

    Anton Geesink, Judo Champion

  • I got to do some training under him and undefeated judoka Gokor Chivichyan at Hyastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood.

    Under Siege

  • Most judoka rather explicitly do not believe in chi, which is at any rate the spelling more commonly associated with the Chinese martial arts.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • In 1996 Arad lost to the Korean judoka Sung Sook Jung in a fight for the bronze medal.

    Sport: Yishuv to the Present.

  • Was older and senior to me he was also a good judoka.

    Eastman War | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Then a very young judoka called Trevor Jones joined the Aikido section, he was a most talented student with immense natural ability, he was soon promoted to junior assistant to Sensei K Williams and Trevor and I shared the dojo responsibilities together and we became very good friends.

    Eastman War | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Because the Iraqi government for some reason disbanded their Olympic Committee, which is a no no, the IOC has banned Dana and the other first-time Olympians—two rowers, a disc thrower, and a judoka—from competing in Beijing.

    A Living Casualty of War

  • Vladimir Putin ITAR-TASS/AFP/Newscom While better known for his iron grip on Russian politics, Mr. Putin is a legitimately accomplished judoka.

    Vote for Me

  • Spurred by the growing popularity of judo, especially in European countries, a new generation of non-Japanese judoka are coming of age -- and they're changing the nature of the game.

    Judo power shift

  • Japanese judoka have stuck to the standard victory-by-ippon strategy and are finding it hard to crack this new style of judo.

    Judo power shift

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