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Human Weapon: 5 - Judo

Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff explore the techniques and history behind the Japanese martial art of Judo.

Included: trips through Tokyo and Kyoto; training with police; the mountaintop lair of a legendary master descended from a 400-year-old line of Samurai.

Judo (柔道 jūdō , meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat sport and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.

Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown 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 or by executing a strangle hold or choke.

Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defence's are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (Kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (Randori).



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Human Weapon - 5 - Judo