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After living in Thailand for a few years now, the most common phrase you will ever hear to describe a fighter is “him (Thai trainer shakes head back and forth)….no heart.”
After living in Thailand for a few years now, the most common phrase you will ever hear to describe a fighter is “him (Thai trainer shakes head back and forth)…. no heart.” People who are new to the sport think it is extremely unfair to say somebody has no heart- it definitely isn’t a term people use to describe someone in the west – but in Thailand, they use the word heart to describe fighters on a regular basis.
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.