Judo (meaning "gentle way") was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori,). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.
Over 30 years experience in Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Aikido (Black Belt 6th Dan Judo, 1h Dan Jiu Jitsu, 2h Dan Aikido)
CEO (owner and head coach): Higashi Mixed Martial Arts Academy, Brazil. Established 1992
High level performance competition team training
Top coach and trainer to medaled athletes
State Champion RN, Brazil 1990-1992
Northeast Champion, Brazil 1990-1992
CCKMC Judo Instructor