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Much of the rejection for women in the sport of MMA, comes from the public’s inability to understand the logic behind two women wanting to participate in such a physical contact sport that often times leaves them maimed and bloody. This rejection only perpetuates the gender stereotypes of our culture and what is considered to be an acceptable female sport.
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Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.