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History of Judo:
Judo is a martial art and Olympic sport that was developed in Japan in the late 19th century. It was created by Jigoro Kano, who sought to develop a martial art that was based on the principles of maximum efficiency and mutual welfare and benefit.
Kano was a scholar and educator who was interested in the principles of physical education and the psychological and moral benefits of martial arts training. He was also a practitioner of jujutsu, a traditional Japanese martial art that focused on throws, joint locks, and other techniques for defeating an opponent.
Kano saw the potential for jujutsu to be used as a means of physical and mental development, but he believed that the art was too dangerous and relied too heavily on brute force. He therefore set out to create a new martial art that would be safer and more accessible, while still maintaining the effectiveness of jujutsu.
To achieve this goal, Kano modified and streamlined many of the techniques of jujutsu, and he introduced new training methods that emphasized safety and control. He also developed a new system of ranking and a set of rules for competition, which helped to standardize the art and make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Kano named his new martial art “judo,” which is derived from the Japanese words “ju,” meaning “gentle,” and “do,” meaning “way.” Judo was intended to be a “gentle way” that could be practiced by people of all ages and abilities, and it was designed to be a means of physical and mental development rather than a means of violence.
Judo quickly gained popularity in Japan and around the world, and it was eventually recognized as an Olympic sport. Today, judo is practiced by millions of people around the world and is considered one of the most popular and respected martial arts. It is known for its focus on safety, technique, and the development of character, and it is often used as a means of physical and mental development for people of all ages.