This year’s instalment notes the beginning of the 2017 scenic tour as judo fanatics excitedly awaited its return. It is every judoka’s dream to win below under the limelights as well as before a marketed out crowd of pleased as well as educated followers.
Among those seeking to make a name on their own in Paris were a host of well established names, with lots of Olympic champions going back to activity. One of them was Brazil’s Rafeala Silva that we’ll talk to later in the program.
We’ll bring you all the action from the occasion, consisting of some incredible judo from China’s Cheng Xunzhao.
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.