The History of Judo
The Kodokan was founded in 1882 by the late
Prof. Kano who himself had established Judo.
Judo was derived from Jujitsu
which had many names and schools.
Jujitsu is an art for either attacking others
or defending oneself with nothing
but one's own body.
Prof. Kano adopted the superlative parts of
all the Jujitsu schools, got rid of precarious parts,
and established the new Kodokan Judo
based on his own insight and arrangement.
It started with only nine disciples and
a twelve-mat dojo.
The Kodokan Judo was recognized
in a few years to be excellent
since its students overwhelmed the
Jujitsu athletes at the Police Bujitsu Contest.
This really was the first step for its
future rapid progress.