judo [joo-doh] /ˈdʒu doʊ/ Show IPA
a method of defending oneself or fighting without the use of weapons, based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.
the sport of fighting by this method.
of or pertaining to this fighting method or sport.
1885–90; < Japanese jūdō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese róu soft + dào way