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Judo or Jūdō (柔道 jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
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Now that we have a better idea of what Judo is and what a Judo practionioner is trying to achieve let get some feed back from some modern day female MMA fighters to see how they have taken this ancient martial art and adapted it and changed it to work for them in their Mixed Martial Arts strategies.