Judo - Japanese Grappling Martial Arts

Join this free martial arts wiki & community. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness & sports experts can help with Hojo Undo, Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, etc. Meet your fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Page Revision Date - 16 Nov 2016 18:22

Judo - Japanese Grappling Martial Arts

Judo is a Japanese martial arts focused on grappling, joint locks and throws. Punches and kicks are generally not practiced at Judo schools. Judo was created in Japan in the 1880s and grew out of the even older Japanese martial arts of Jujutsu. According to the International Judo Federation, the history of Judo "is the history of the shift from a martial art to a modern sport." Moreover, Judo is consider a parent to newer martial arts such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Common Judo techniques include Nage Waza (Judo Throws), Te Waza (Judo Throws - Hand Techniques), Koshi Waza (Judo Throws - Hip Techniques), Ashi Waza (Judo Throws - Foot Techniques), Sutemi Waza (Judo Sacrifice Techniques), Katame Waza (Judo Grappling Techniques), Osae Waza (Judo Pinning Techniques), Shime Waza (Judo Choking Techniques) and Kansetsu Waza (Judo Joint Lock Techniques).

Section supported by Judo & Grappling Books

Main Elements of Judo

Other Elements of Judo

Judo Kata

As part of your training in Judo, you will also have to learn Judo katas at many Judo schools. According to the International Judo Federation, "There are seven formal kata in judo, and each technique in each kata is practiced in a precise and prescribed manner. Two of the kata - nage no kata (forms of throwing) and katame no kata (forms of grappling) demonstrate many of the basic principles underlying all the contemporary judo throwing and grappling techniques in current use to-day. As such, they are also known as randori no kata, or the forms of randori, because of the easy translation to randori techniques. All other kata, however, involve techniques that are not seen in contemporary judo practice. The kime no kata, for example, involves techniques of striking, kicking, punching, and techniques with weapons - a short and long sword. Likewise, koshiki no kata is a kata of battlefield attack and defense. It simulates various techniques when you are wearing body armor… Proficiency in some kata, typically the nage no kata, is usually required by many national federations of judo around the world for promotion to shodan, or 1st degree black belt. Many of the other kata, especially katame no kata, ju no kata (forms of gentleness), and kime no kata (forms of decisiveness) are generally required for higher rank promotions."

References

  1. International Judo Federation, Judo Training - Kata, http://www.intjudo.eu/Etiquette__Knowledge/Judo_TrainingKata_/Judo_TrainingKata, Added - 5/26/13
  2. International Judo Federation, KANO and the Beginning of the Judo Movement, http://www.intjudo.eu, Added - 6/30/13
  3. Kodokan Judo Institute, About The Kodokan Judo, http://www.kodokan.org/e_basic/index_kodokan.html, Added - 7/1/13


Join the Black Belt Wiki Community
We hope you will join our free martial arts wiki & community.
Talk to fellow martial artists. Ask & answer questions. Discuss techniques.
You can also join via Facebook.

Wiki Recommendations by Google

New Community Posts

Please visit the wiki community to see the most recent members posts. However, we have listed below some of the top-rated posts added by our members to the wiki's social community. FYI - These are not wiki pages but rather are fantastic member generated martial arts questions & answers. We hope you become a member.

Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community




At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!




If you spot a typo, non-working video or missing information, please tell us & we will fix immediately!
Also help beginners & add your knowledge to this free wiki.



Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.


Join the Black Belt Wiki Community
We hope you will join our free martial arts wiki & community.
Talk to your fellow martial artists. Ask & answer questions.
You can also join via Facebook.



Wiki
Martial Arts Products

Wiki - Mugs, Hats, Bags, T-Shirts & More