History of Judo


Judo was established in 1882 in Japan as a modern sport by Professor Jigoro Kano (1860- 1938) who was well aware of modern pedagogic and physical ideals


 The formula of techniques of various jujitsu schools, which have been Japanese combative arts and systematized for hundreds of years were selected, refined, created and finally established as modern combative sports.


Professor Kano devoted his life to the education and popularization of judo and laid the foundation of the present day judo. Since 1909, he contributed 30 years to the Olympic movement as collaborator of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games. Judo, the only Olympic sport that originated in Asia, is unique and has a history of international character as an established sport, and it greatly owes to the personality and efforts of the founder, Jigoro Kano.


Judo has by now developed into a modern Olympic sport. The origin and development of judo as a combative sport demonstrates the superiority of techniques over strength. Thus, the modern judo was developed, respecting its technical system and combative method.


In judo various creations of techniques are possible and, at the same time, necessary by means of "Standing" and "Ground". Also coordination of the opponent. These points have established judo as a modern and dynamic sport, possessing a strong fascination.