Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan by Jigorō Kanō in 1882. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into an Olympic sport.
Judo most prominent feature is its competitive element, the objective of which is either to project, to bring the adversary to the ground, to immobilize him, or to force him to give up with joint keys and constrictions.
Judo is often viewed as the quintessence of self defense as it does not encompass any kicks or punch but rather allow judo practitioners to take control of one’s opponent with as limited physical damage as possible.
The educational dimension is very important in the practice of Judo. This educational concern led to the setting up of a formal moral code. The moral code of judo, finalized in France in 1985 taught on its own during the training sessions