Judo is a modern martial art, a form of combat sport founded in 1882 by Kano Jigoro, the President of the University of Education, Tokyo. In 1964 Judo was introduced into Olympic Games. Judo follows the principles of Jujitsu a weaponless system of self defence. Participants in Judo are awarded coloured belts that indicate their level of achievement. Beginners wear white, followed by yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black and red. Judogi is the traditional Judo uniform used during judo practice and competition. In Judo, bouts usually last for five minutes, although in major championships, seven minutes are allowed. Scoring in Judo is according to the finality of a throw or hold. The main aim of judo is to train the body and mind. Here at SportsVale.com you can read articles on principles of Judo, learns rules and Judo ranking systems, know about judo skills and techniques. Here you will also find articles on Paralympic Judo for visually impaired competitors. Also you can find articles on World Judo Championship, judo tournaments and read Judo champions profile and biography. Our articles will help you to locate judo clubs and classes for judo training. Visit SportsVale.com everyday to read latest news on Judo!
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