Judo is a sport for all ages, from five-and-a-half years old to the oldest Judo participant in the province, who is 82 years old. Bergman says that Judo emphasizes rules and expectations. He adds, “Judo teaches students respect for themselves, and others in society.” Click for more
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.