Street dispute settled decisively with vicious Judo throw

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, byKanō 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 hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.


The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Hence its effectiveness in a street fighting situation. There aren’t many people that leave the house during the day or at night that intend to get into a street fight.  There are some that do but those people are few and far between as the average Joe has no intentions of getting into a physical altercation…EVER.  However; when a physical altercation does happen to occur there are certain rules that some people expect to be abided by but there is no rule book for street fighting.  Therefore; things happen that one does not expect and this can lead to devastating consequences.

There are those instances when this happens and the question is going to be how should you react? Well, neither nor myself promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion but there are those occasions that arise which simply require that you defend yourself and you need to be aware of the rule set, or lack thereof, that is to be expected.  This is where Judo comes into play…check out the video below.

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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