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.
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- 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
The word judo translates to "gentle way," and this martial art focuses on using an opponent's strength and weight to one's advantage.
Ltd.Mr. Eisler earned his black belt in judo from the Kodokan International
People have always paid as much attention to Olympic judo as they have to Olympic wrestling (and judo is a relatively recent olympic addition) – which is to say, agreeing with you ‘not much’ – but the reason people ‘ignore’ boxing is that boxing in its entirety is not a big as it used to be.
I understand that judo is extremely popular in parts of the world, especially Southern Asia.
Put her in judo a few months and if she doesn't break, she's Anita.
I wonder, f'rinstance, if Rasul Bogiev's Bronze in judo might somehow reinforce the notion that his country, Tagikistan, could be doing better.
Lifting an enormous weight overhead — i.e. doing a clean & jerk — is excellent training for building up the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments of the legs and core, which are used extensively in judo — and in jumping from rooftop to rooftop.
Marano was a junior world bronze medalist in judo when, three months before the Olympic trials for the 1996 Summer Games, she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
She beat a woman against whom victory had eluded her in judo and wrestling — Sandy Bacher, a three-time Olympian in judo.
Tuvshinbayar Naidan won the first in judo last week.