JUDO

noun  ju·do \ˈjü-(ˌ)dō\

a sport developed in Japan in which opponents attempt to throw or wrestle each other to the ground

The purpose of the study of judo is to perfect yourself and to contribute to society.
— Jigoro Kano, Founder of Judo

Judo breaks down into ju (gentle) and do (path or way): the gentle way.

IPPON looks at judo from three different perspectives: culture, science, and nutrition. Studying these aspects of judo sheds light on the effects it can have on one's life beyond being a recreational activity. Indeed, Jigoro Kano's emphasis of practice, diligence, and technique pursue a strengthening of spirit and character. 

This documentary will explore the subtleties of a martial art and sport that has sustained changes, overcame adversity, and established itself as an international force.

 

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