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English: Judo or Jūdō (柔道, jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
日本語: 柔道(じゅうどう)とは、「柔」(やわら)の術を用いての徳義涵養を目的とした芸道、武道のことである。現代では、その修養に用いられる嘉納治五郎流・講道館流の柔術技法を元にした理念を指して「柔道」と呼ぶことが一般化している。柔道は、投げ技、固め技、当身技を主体とする武術・武道、そしてそれを元にした社会教育的な大系となっている。

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