Definition of judo in English:

judo

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːdəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A sport of unarmed combat derived from ju-jitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.
    More 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.

Derivatives

judoist

noun
More 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.

Origin

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

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