What Is Judo? Beginners Start Here!
The fascination of Judo or the ‘Gentle Way’ lies in that a person of a weaker physical strength can defeat an opponent of a larger build. Judo is a simple hand to hand Fighting Technique devised by the unarmed for the purpose of self-protection.
The main character of Judo is to throw an opponent and to make him unconscious by pressing tightly on his neck; to master such techniques is not easy. It goes without saying that the indispensible factor in Judo is the training of the body, yet, that is not enough! It is vital that the mind is adaptable for the training of the body.
Both pain and agony to the body and mind are basic to the training you do! Discouragement only means the defeat of the mind! One does not quickly learn what Judo teaches only through pain and effort.
Ottosso, or Fall, is a term used in judo which means to make a one’s opponent unconscious, should one loose consciousness through an opponent momentary vial pressure to the neck shocking him, he will die if left alone.
The student of Judo, or the Judoka, strives to improve both his mind and body, constantly aware that his very life is in the balance.
Winning a Judo fight can be achieved by a throw, or by mobilizing or by otherwise the subjection of an opponent, also, one can win forcing the opponent to submit by using an elbow lock or by applying a chock.
To attain the Black Belt is that a simple of having passed the first chapter of the philosophy of Buddha, if one become self considered about his black belt, he will in no time be defeated by one greater than him.
Since creation by professor Kanō Jigorō in 1882, Judo spread all around the world, and it has been officially adopted as an entity in the Olympics in 1964, and has today become an international sport. It must be emphasized that to win, one must learn not only the principles of the art, but the formation of the mind!
More about JUDO:
- 3rd Largest sport in the world (players not viewers)
- The objective is either to throw or take-down the opponent to the ground.
- Judo players are called: Judoka.
- Grappling must be stopped if one Judoka is outside the designated area on the mat.