"Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu."
Kate Middleton Photos Photos: Olympics Day 13 - Boxing
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, claps as Nicola Adams of Great Britain competes against Cancan Ren of China during the Women's Fly (51kg) Boxing final bout on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England.
Quanitta Underwood of the United States, arrives for her fight against Natasha Jonas of Great Britain, during the women's lightweight boxing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London.