He Judo is an individual sport, it is considered as a martial art in which you compete with an adversary with the purpose of knocking him down, whose objective is the initiation and learning of self-defense techniques and movements.
Much more than a sport "Judo builds people"; Institutions such as UNESCO, the UN (United Nations) or UNICEF, have introduced judo in several of their cooperation and development programs. Judo is one of the most appropriate sports from childhood, since, in addition to physical and mental well-being, it develops great educational values in those who practice it.
Judo was codified from the beginning for this purpose by its creator, the Japanese educator and first Asian member of the IOC, Jigoro Kano.
“Through the practice of judo, one shows his consideration for your adversary, and also learns to fully understand his point of view. Precisely the development of these qualities is what contributes quality people to society, the ultimate goal of judo. It also provides physical and mental strength that prepares us to face any problem or challenge in life with greater guarantees of success" (Y.Yamashita, 2012)
in the olympics 1964 Judo is admitted as a olympic sportIt is the first martial art to be introduced in the Olympics and today it is already practiced by millions of people around the world and not only for training for effective self-defense. But also because of the values and discipline that foster the personal growth of those who practice it.
Judo allows the skills of Judokas to be put to the test both at an amateur and professional level, generating seven different divisions by sex divided by the age of the participant.
Almost three and a half million Spaniards are federated in some sport, so if we can affirm that Spain has a high sports culture. According to official sources from the Higher Sports Council, Judo is the sixth sport in spain in terms of number of licences.
This leads us to a conclusion and that is that Judo is not a minority sport, but little media coverage. Since more than one hundred thousand people in Spain practice this sport, perhaps the problem is its null attractiveness to the media.
He judo It's not just a popular Olympic sport, its philosophy goes beyond mere competition. Judo is a school of life, a way of facing existence.
Judo, through physical contact, establishes a close relationship between people, helps self-knowledge and understanding of others, is a school of sociability for everyone, whatever the age, sex or objective for which it is done. they practice. The longer the individual remains involved, the more positive effect judo will have.