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. Compare jujitsu, karate.
of or pertaining to this fighting method or sport.

1885–90; < Japanese jūdō < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese róu soft + dào way

judoist, noun
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judo (ˈdʒuːdəʊ)
a.  the modern sport derived from jujitsu, in which the object is to throw, hold to the ground, or otherwise force an opponent to submit, using the minimum of physical effort
 b.  (as modifier): a judo throw
[Japanese, from gentleness + way]

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1889, from Japanese judo, from ju "softness, gentleness" (from Chinese jou "soft, gentle") + do "way, art," from Chinese tao "way." "A refined form of ju-jitsu introduced in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano, using principles of movement and balance, and practiced as a sport or form of physical exercise" [OED].
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Example sentences
In his spare time, he practices judo and gardens organically, and he has
  started a local-food project in his neighborhood.
We became good friends and one day she arrived at school with the gear required
  for after-school judo lessons.
What ensues next is a judo match of sorts as the angler wrestles the fish to
  the surface.
He healed himself through bodily movements that sprang from his knowledge of
  judo and other martial arts.
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