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Judo (柔道, jūdō?), meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by applying 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 (randori).

Ultimately, the philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for almost all modern Japanese martial arts that developed from "traditional" schools (koryū).


Other Judo clubs in Edinburgh  

Edinburgh Bushido Judo Club
The North Merchiston Club
48 Watson Crescent
EH11 1EP

Tel: 0131 334 4916

The Edinburgh Club
St Pauls Church,
Lorne Street,

Tel: 0131 554 8330 or 07710 795216



 Also see Tae Kwon-Do