Judo, which means the “gentle way” is a Japanese combat  sport based on strong moral values. It was invented by  Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882 and has become a major player  in the Olympic Movement. It is a grappling discipline where  the object is to either throw the opponent to the ground and  subdue him/her using a hold down or force submission using  an armlock or strangle. Judo is not only a combat sport but is also an educational tool, used to create the conditions of a  better society.