Share this entry
ippon Line breaks: ippon
Pronunciation: /ˈɪpɒn/

Definition of ippon in English:


A full point scored in judo, karate, and other martial sports: he threw his opponent in the preliminary round for ippon
More example sentences
  • In Judo competition the objective is to score an ippon (one full point).
  • In November 1954, in Mannheim, Germany, Hirano scored all ippons in 34 minutes against 54 black belt opponents.
  • It took 12 minutes 57 seconds for Kimura to score 6 ippons in this championship.



Definition of ippon in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources