Female Olympic Judo black belt vs. male challenger

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Judo was created as a physical, mental, and moral theory as well as practice of education in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro.  It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport.  Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize, or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Strikes and thrusts by the hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of Judo, however; they are not allowed in competition or sparring.  The worldwide spread of Judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots and provided the basis for martial arts such as Sambo as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

So what would happen if a woman who dedicated her life to this art and not only obtained one of the highest rankings of black belt but was also so proficient at the competition aspect of the art competed at the Olympic Games, took on a grown man with very little Judo experience?

In the video below, that is exactly what happens.  Obviously someone that is specifically trained for a certain type of competition will fare much better than someone who is not but the question of how gender effects the match is what is answered here.

Will the obvious size and strength advantage of the man, who is only a white belt, be enough to nullify the skills of the Olympic female judoka? Check out the video to find out.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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