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    What is Judo? - Judo is a martial  arts discipline developed by Jigoro Kano which concentrates on using the opponents strength and momentum and diverting this energy into an attack or defensive move. It is thus known as the gentle way and by using these techniques a weaker and smaller person can defend themselves against a stronger adversary. Judo techniques include methods of Ukemi - or ways to break a fall without harming yourself; and throws, holds, strangles and locks.  In general practice is divided between standing work or Tachiwaza and ground work - Newaza but in a contest the opponents may move from one to the other.    For further details see What is Judo

 

                         

sketch G Koizumi circa 1953 by Arthur Maycock