"The Gentle Way"
Judo, which translates to "The Gentle Way", is a Japanese martial art based upon the ancient techniques of jujutsu. Dr. Jigoro Kano developed the art of judo in 1882.
maximum efficiency with minimum effort: with proper technique and timing, use the least amount of physical strength necessary to overcome your opponent.
mutual welfare and benefit: Dr. Kano believed that Judo could help the individual become a better member of society by extending the discipline that Judo taught beyond the dojo and into daily life.
In 1964, Judo became the first martial art to be sanctioned as a medal sport in the Olympic Games.
PROFESSOR JIGORO KANO 嘉納 治五郎
10 December 1860 – 4 May 1938
Japanese educator, athlete, and the founder of Judo. Dr. Kano founded the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan