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Hip, hip, hurrah, cheers


BARAI (sweep)

It means pushing on UKE’s moving foot in the direction it is already moving and continuing the movement. Meanwhile, the upper part of UKE’s body is fixed, or pulled backwards, before being pushed forcefully to the ground. In this way the opponent falls as if slipping on a banana skin. (See DE-ASHI-BARAI, OKURI-ASHI-BARAI).



(see HASAMI)






BOGYO (defensive action)

UKEMI means falling safely. UKE receives TORI’s throw and falls, safely. In Bogyo UKE refuses to receive TORI’s throw, thus, evading TORI’s throw, takes TORI’s throw, takes TORI’s role, and „”culminates in counterattacking”.


BOGYO SHISEI (defensive posture)

Posture used to defend against an opponent’s attacks. Same as JIGOTAI.






The British Judo Association (BJA) is the governing body for the Olympic Sport of Judo in the United Kingdom.The BJA represents the United Kingdom internationally and is a member of the International Judo Federation, the European Judo Union, the Judo Confederation of the European Union, the British Olympic Association, the Central Council of Physical Recreation, and the Commonwealth Judo Association. It is recognised by the United Kingdom Sports Council, Sport England, the Sports Council for Wales, the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, Sport Scotland, and the British Olympic Association.

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For Reading

Green, A. Thomas, Svinth, R. Joseph, „Martial Arts in the modern world”, Praeger, USA, 2003, 320p, ISBN 0 275 98153 3.




Budokan" refers to a facility in which Japan's traditional martial arts such as Judo, Kendo, and Kyudo are performed. In addition to the well-known Nippon Budokan, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Budokan, Saitama Prefecture Budokan, there are also other Budokan in various other Prefectures.
The Nippon Budokan was built the year of the Tokyo Olympiad (1964) for the purpose of promoting the essence of Japan's martial arts-uprightness and peace-to the multitudes, and to contribute to the development of the Japanese people and to world peace. The building's structure forms an octagon with an area of 8,132m2, with 2 basement floors and 3 upper floors.





The first JUDO club in Europe founded by KOIZUMI GUNJI /l885-l965/, the father of European JUDO in l918. The club’s first chief instructor was JUDO pioneer TANI YUKIO (l88l-l95O). In l92O and l933, it was visited by KANO JIGORO and strong ties with the KODOKAN. Trevor LEGGETT (l914- 2000 ), the highest-ranked non Japanese JUDOKA at the time, taught at the Budokwai from l947 to l959. When the Budokwai was founded it included instruction not only in JUDO but in KENDO as well. Today, the club offers classes in various matial arts besides JUDO.

Web: www.thebudokwai.com



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BUGEI (Lit. „martial arts” of Japan)

A term used to refer to classical Japanese martial arts which appears in very early chronicles. The various arts of BUGEI uses the character – jutsu (technique as in JUJUTSU, KEN-JUTSU, etc.) Thus the historic techniques of JUJUTSU are a form of BUGEI, while the competitive and sporting JUDO is BUDO.


BUGI (martial techniques)

Combative skills and techniques used to defend oneself and defeat or kill one’opponent. See also BU-JUTSU.


BU-JUTSU (martial skills)

Warriors technique or techniques of combat. Used by the BUSHI or warriors of ancient Japan, whose aim was to achieve maximum effectiveness in warfare.



Samurai, warrior, knight


BUSHIDO (lit. „way of the warrior”)

An unwritten code of honour and social behaviour which dated from the twelfth century, being communicated directly from leader to follower.



Method of practicing throws up to the point of breaking opponent’s balance without actually throwing him/her.