Acquaviva School Gym
Via Nitella 112 – Acquaviva
Judo (柔道) is a martial art, a combat sport and self-defense Japanese method formally born in Japan with the foundation of the Kodokan by Professor Jigoro Kano, in 1882. The practitioners of this discipline are named judo players or most commonly judoka (柔道 家).
According to Jigoro Kano “Judo it is the most effective way to use the physical and mental strength. Training in the discipline of judo means to attain perfect knowledge of the spirit through the attack-defense training and assiduous effort in order to obtain a physical and spiritual improvement. Theobtained ego improvement should be directed to social services, which is the ultimate goal of Judo. Ju is a beautiful concept regarding logic, virtue and splendor; It is the reality of what is true, good and beautiful. The expression of the Judo is through waza, which is acquired through technical training based on scientific study. “
Judo is later officially became an Olympic sport in 1964 at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and represented in the Olympic Games of Athens 2004, the third most universal sport with athletes from 98 different countries, while at the London Olympics was attended by 387 athletes from 135 different countries.