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judo Syllabification: ju·do
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞odō/

Definition of judo in English:


A sport of unarmed combat derived from jujitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.
Example sentences
  • If you want to only train in aikido, judo or a specific style of karate, is there a school in your area?
  • It is a fact that karate, judo, kendo, and iaido are much easier to learn than aikido.
  • What most people don't know, is that he did sumo before he ever did judo or karate.


Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞odōəst/
Example sentences
  • He is also the one who broke my record as the youngest judoist to win the All-Japan Judo Tournament.
  • In order to raise judoists in this manner, nurturing the attitude of study and resourcefulness in dojo Judo training is of first importance.
  • The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends.


Late 19th century: Japanese, from 'gentle' + 'way'.

Words that rhyme with judo

escudo, ludo, pseudo, testudo, Trudeau
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