The Arena
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The Arena

Jigoro Kano’s Vision

Judo as a Humanistic Endeavor

One of the primary martial arts we teach at my academy is Judo. When people ask me about Judo, I get excited. I mention the physical attributes such as the emphasis on throwing your opponent to the ground and rendering him immobile with a pin. But there is also an equally beautiful quality in Judo that can sometimes be lost on the casual viewer.

Judo is a martial art because the techniques came from classical Jujitsu as practiced in feudal Japan. It is also a sport because of its use of rulesets and competition format…

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The purpose of The Arena is to provide a space for philosophers and fighters to offer advice for the rest of us. Stop here to learn how martial arts and combat parallel the struggles of life.

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Joshua Clements

Joshua Clements

Writer, Martial Artist, and student of Philosophy and Communication. You can see more of my work at joshuaclementswrites.com and thephilosophicalfighter.com.

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