noun ju·do \ˈjü-(ˌ)dō\
: a sport developed in Japan in which opponents attempt to throw or wrestle each other to the ground
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.