Namespaces Article Talk. Kodansha Kano, Jigoro , Naoki, Murata ed. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life.

Prior to , the 4th shido was hansoku make. To maximise safety in nage waza throwing techniques , judoka trained in ukemi break falls and practiced on tatami rice straw mats. In January , the Hantei was removed and the "Golden Score" no longer has a time limit.

Judo is derived from Jujutsu. In the United Kingdom the senior belt system [11] is red, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black.