Sunday, March 29, 2009
When two opponents are competing in a Judo match, both opponents bow to each other, before moving into the main area of the mats where the match begins. Then after, the referee starts the competition with the word ready - set - go or "Hajime!!!”
Upon performing Judo throws, grasps, chokes, holds; the objective is to catch the opponent off-guard by administering a winning counter attack, whereby, winning the match with the referee; yelling - "Ippon" or the match is over and the winner is.....
Judo is gentle form of wrestling.
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