|What is Judo?
Prof. Kano created Judo from Jujutsu as the means
to learn the great principle of humanity,
not only to learn Waza.
He named the training institution "Kodokan".
The word "Kodo" means to learn, prove and practice
The fact that Prof. Kano named Judo "Kodokan Judo"
shows us how he made much of the principle and
made it a principal objective of life to learn.
Prof. Kano himself said that
the purpose of Judo is to strengthen body by practicing
attack and defense,
to complete the personality by training the mind,
and finally to devote oneself to society.
The photograph above is a calligraphy by Prof. Kano,
which shows the principle and ideal of Judo :
"Maximum-efficiency" and "Mutual welfare and benefit."