- of or relating to this fighting method or sport.
Origin of judo
Examples from the Web for judo
After 14 years as president and premier, Vladimir Putin ended his 30-year marriage in June and his judo mentor died this month.The Week’s Best Longreads for August 31, 2013
August 31, 2013
Back to hidden talents—there is a joke about Judo in the film, and I heard you have a black belt in Taekwondo?Evan Rachel Wood on Tribeca Film ‘Case Of You,’ Coming Out as Bisexual, Her Pregnancy, and More
April 24, 2013
Dutch judo competitor Edith Bosch was sitting next to the bottle thrower and threw a punch at him after seeing the incident.
If what he says is true, then judo fighter Nick Delpopolo will be double-checking his food from now on.
In just over a minute yesterday, Saudi judo player Wojdan Shahrkhani lost in her Olympic debut.For Saudi Judo Player, a Quick Loss But a Barrier Broken
August 3, 2012
Rashid judo chopped him and swung the inert body over his shoulders.The Green Beret
Thomas Edward Purdom
He used his open hand, fingers together, like a judo fighter.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Without thought there came back to him the long hours of training in hand weapons, in judo, in hand to hand combat.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
And the way the Weeping Greek kept hitting the other fellow—the announcer said he was throwing Judo cutlets.Hoiman and the Solar Circuit
It was a judo chop, the hand held stiff, the blow delivered with the side opposite the thumb.The Electronic Mind Reader
- the modern sport derived from jujitsu, in which the object is to throw, hold to the ground, or otherwise force an opponent to submit, using the minimum of physical effort
- (as modifier)a judo throw
Word Origin and History for judo
1889, from Japanese judo, from ju "softness, gentleness" (from Chinese jou "soft, gentle") + do "way, art," from Chinese tao "way." "A refined form of ju-jitsu introduced in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, using principles of movement and balance, and practiced as a sport or form of physical exercise" [OED].