Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan. 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 and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka. All Judo techniques (wazas) are divided into the following groups: Throwing Techniques: Nage-Waza Nage-waza (throwing technique) is a Japanese term for a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground. Throws usually involve a pulling and rotating motion, the practitioner performing the throw usually stays balanced on their feet – standing techniques (tachi-waza). However regularly when performing the throw both fighters finish on the ground. Certain throwing techniques called sacrifice throws (sutemi-waza) involve putting oneself in a potentially unfavorable position, such as on the ground, in order to execute a throw. Standing Techniques (Tachi-Waza) Tachi-waza (Standing techniques) are performed from a standing position, which further devided into Te-waza (Hand techniques), Ashi-waza (Foot / Leg techniques), and Koshi-waza (Hip techniques). Hand Techniques (Te-Waza) Te-waza (hand techniques) belong to the Throwing techniques (Nage-waza) group, and effectively performed using the hands/arms to throw the opponent. Hand techniques include: Tai Otoshi (Body Drop) and Ippon Seoinage (One Arm Shoulder Throw). Foot Techniques (Ashi-Waza) Asi-waza (foot/leg techniques) belong to the Throwing techniques (Nage-waza) group. There are different types of leg throwing techniques (Ashi Waza), these include those sweeping, reaping and hookin. Foot techniques include: Uchimata (Inner Thigh Throw)Ouchi Gari (Major Inner Reaping). Hip Techniques (Koshi-Waza) Koshi-waza (hip techniques) belong to the Throwing techniques (Nage-waza) group. The main mechanism of the koshi-waza to get the opponent off balance by pulling or boddy motion and perform the throw with the help of the hip (over the hip). Hip techniques include: Harai Goshi (Sweeping Hip Throw) and Tsuri Goshi (Large Hip Throw). WANT TO KNOW MORE? for further information and details, download this now and grab what you want. please enjoy this application and give us any feedback.