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This page focuses on the techniques (katas) used in Judo. These katas use a partner in order to demonstrate basic Judo principles. READ MORE
There are three basic grappling techniques used in judo. They are holddowns, strangles and elbow locks and twists. All these techniques should be learned by the student of judo. He should also know defensive methods in grappling.
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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.