Judo, which means "The gentle way". Is a Japanese martial art based upon the ancient techniques of Jiujitsu. Judo is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental dicipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission. Judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the judo uniform or judo GI, use the forces of balance. Power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other.