Journey Through Martial Arts

Weight Loss, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Judo


Canada's Keith Morgan (left) of Calgary, Alta. throws Azerbijan's Rasul Salimov to win the match in 90 kg judo competition at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia Wednesday Sept. 20, 2000. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Kanō Jigorō. 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.

Weight Category: 100+ kg

Club: Wrekin Star

Belt: White

Notable Achievements


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