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n Japanese martial art and sport derived from jujutsu; relies primarily on grappling techniques and a philosophy that emphasizes yielding instead of resistance.
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At the least, the different findings of these studies emphasize the importance of adopting an individual approach for each judoka.
BEIRUT: Lebanese judoka Karen Chammas says she will take it game by game when she makes her debut at the Olympics in London on July 31.
Sayidov is also one of the top-ranked judokas in the world.
But the match can end quickly if a judoka throws an opponent flat on his or her back, earning an ippon (one full point), and winning instantly.
Italy's Giulia Quintavalle beat Deborah van der Gravenstijn of the Netherlands in a tense affair in the final of the 57-kg category, whilst Ketleyn Quadros became the first Brazilian judoka to win an Olympic medal, beating Australia's Athens bronze medallist Maria Pekli with a waza ari score in extra time to take bronze.
The bouts take place on a tatami, a mat, and all judokas wear loose fitting uniforms called judogi.
Yamashita is one of a six-member Japanese judoka delegation currently visiting Moscow.
The 23-year-old from Kidwelly in South Wales will become the first British woman judoka to compete at a Paralympic Games when she fights in the women's under 63kg competition.
Olympic and world champion judoka Ryoko Tamura hinted Thursday that she may soon announce her engagement to pro baseball player Yoshitomo Tani of the Orix BlueWave.
Born in Tokyo in 1910, he debuted as a director with his 1943 film ''Sugata Sanshiro,'' a story about a Japanese judoka who struggles to deal with the callous nature associated with judo.
If Jones, who has collected gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters here, can be humbled just being in the company of weightlifter Cheryl Haworth and gymnast Elise Ray and judoka Sandra Bacher, why not Allen Iverson?
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) on Sunday said they were optimistic that judoka Shah Hussain Shah would qualify for the Rio Olympics to be held next year.