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…