Adjective "judo" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A sport of unarmed combat derived from ju-jitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.
  1. 'This is possible only because judo is a sport; in reality such a thing would not occur.'
  2. 'Lastly, the coach should maintain a good reference library on the subject of judo.'
  3. 'If you want to only train in aikido, judo or a specific style of karate, is there a school in your area?'
  4. 'When I joined the workforce I was faced with the decision of whether or not to learn judo.'
  5. 'The third method calls for your practicing with someone not as good at judo as you are.'
  6. 'It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.'
  7. 'Try gym, dance, judo or other martial arts, horse riding, skating and more.'
  8. 'They also trained the police students who all held first or second black belts in judo or kendo.'
  9. 'From his teenage years, he took a keen interest in judo and karate, Bruce Lee being one of his early heroes.'
  10. 'There are not many types of sport with so many technical possibilities as is in judo.'

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1. a method of defending oneself or fighting without the use of weapons, based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.

2. the sport of fighting by this method.Compare jujitsu, karate. adjective

3. of or relating to this fighting method or sport.

More examples(as adjective)

"wrestlers can be judo."

"instructors can be judo."

"histories can be judo."

"federations can be judo."

"experts can be judo."

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Late 19th century: Japanese, from jū ‘gentle’ + dō ‘way’.