VIDEO: Wushu Watch: The Dumbest Ideas in Martial Arts
As someone who loves researching and practicing the techniques and methods of traditional martial arts, I have to say that the traditional martial arts (TMA) community is a weird one to be active in.
Seemingly everyone is out to tell everyone else what they’re doing wrong. Be it neglecting to cultivate their qi, failing to use a technique effectively because they don’t believe in it, or not learning it from the one true source. Fruity arguments about lineage and who is the real student of whom abound.
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.