Judo was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano in Tokyo, Japan. It was created by refining the best techniques of several different styles of jujutsu. The word Judo means "Gentle Way" or "Flexible Way." Judo is a well-rounded martial art, an olympic sport, and can become a way of life (ju=gentle, do=way). Anyone of any skill level is welcome to join the club.