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Judo

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Background

  • Judo was founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano. Dr. Kano studied jujutsu and took from it what he thought were its best techniques and adapted them into what is now called judo.
  • Judo was introduced to millions in the Olympic Games in 1964 and is practiced by many throughout the world today.
  • Judo is practiced by all age groups as well as people of both sexes. It is an inexpensive and year round sport. It provides means for learning self-confidence, concentration, leadership skills, physical coordination, power and flexibility.

Practice

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Theory/Evidence

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References

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