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Great question. The reality is that nearly every style espouses itself to be great for real world self defense. Are they all? No way. That said, it is true that the majority of individual styles do lend to certain self defense situations well. READ MORE
Great question. The reality is that nearly every style espouses itself to be great for real world self defense. Are they all? No way.
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.