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.
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.
Wojdan Shahrkhani lost her first judo match in just over a minute.
Rashid judo chopped him and swung the inert body over his shoulders.The Green Beret|Thomas Edward Purdom
Carrots, lips drawn tight, was bent over in the judo hold Scotty had on him.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
And the way the Weeping Greek kept hitting the other fellow—the announcer said he was throwing Judo cutlets.Hoiman and the Solar Circuit|Gordon Dewey
Judo techniques, however skillfully and powerfully applied, do not and can not kill instantly.Subspace Survivors|E. E. Smith
He used his open hand, fingers together, like a judo fighter.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for judo
- 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 for judo
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].