Definition of ippon in English:

ippon

Syllabification: ip·pon
Pronunciation: /ˈipˌän
 
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noun

  • A full point scored in judo, karate, and other martial sports.
    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.

Origin

Japanese.

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