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Dr. Kano Jigoro - Founder of Judo!
Dr. Kano Jigoro
Founder of Judo!


Judo History
Judo was founded in 1882 by Kano Jigoro, a Japanese Jujitsu expert, as a way to create a purely defensive form of jujitsu. Kano modified many of the holds he considered too dangerous to be used in sport.

Kano's methods, which placed more of an emphasis on physical fitness and mental discipline than on self-defense, depend greatly upon the skill of using an opponent's weight and strength against him. Such a technique makes it possible for a physically inferior individual to overcome a physically superior one.

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