2. What is Judo?
Judo meaning the “Gentle Way” was created by the founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano who emphasized the larger educational value of training in attack and defense so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from. Born in Japan, Judo was established by combining Jiujitsu, a form of wrestling, with mental discipline. Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games in 1964 and is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. People practice Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, and for many other reasons. But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it.