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What is Judo?
Judo is a martial art, based on jujitsu, founded in Japan in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano. Dr. Kano excelled in schoolwork but had an inferiority complex due to his small physique; when he was 17, he became an apprentice of Yanosuke Fukuda, a master of the Tenjin Shin’yo school of jujitsu. By 21, he took all the essential aspects of each jujitsu style and developed a new style, which we now know as judo. In the beginning, Dr. Kano has just 9 students and his dojo measured just 24 square yards! Ever si...
Author: Grappling Store Team Date Posted: 10 August 2015