Judo has Japanese origins and was developed from jujitsu. It features five minute contests where competitors attempt to defeat their opponents by a mixture of throwing and holds. The first time that Judo appeared at the Olympics was in 1964 and the women’s event came later in Barcelona ’92. Each contestant is labelled a judoka and scores are achieved based on how long a judoka can immobilise his/her opponent. The best score is called ippon and that results in an immediate victory. In this year’s Olympics, the judo events will take place at Excel.
From Flemings go to Green Park Station and take the Jubilee Line towards Stratford. Change in Canning Town to take the DLR towards Beckton. Get off at Custom House and you will be at London ExCel in just 2 minutes.