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What is the difference between Aikido and Judo?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 11, 2019

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R. Glover

R. GloverEditor, New York City
Editor, New York City

Answered on Sep 11, 2019

Judo and Aikido are forms of martial arts, just like Karate, Taekwondo, and Kung Fu. These two martial arts have their origin in Japan. Judo was created by Jigoro Kano in the 19th century. The aim of this form of martial art is to have the opponent on the ground and render the opponent immobile. There are two throwing techniques in Judo. The standard technique and the sacrifice technique are the two throwing methods. Aikido was developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the 20th century.

Aikido is focused more on self-defense rather than hurting your opponent. It is designed to have the opponent on the ground with less hurt to them. Aikido is easier to learn as it requires little effort. It is a form of martial art that most parents and guardians want their wards to learn. It is easy to learn irrespective of your size or strength. I hope you find this information helpful.


F. Ray

F. RayStudent, Kansas City
Student, Kansas City

Answered on Sep 06, 2019

Those who are not too aware of the different martial arts may think that there are only a few available types. Recently, Aikido and Judo have become more popular, but what can set these two types of martial arts apart? Both of these martial arts have originated in Japan, but Aikido is used more for defense.

The main goal of Aikido is to protect oneself and not to inflict pain or damage to the opponent. Judo is the opposite. The main goal of judo is to immobilize the opponent in order to win. Aikido is usually the choice of people who do not feel that they are strong mainly because this does not require a lot of physical strength.


T. Moore

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T. MooreWriter, MA, Washington
Writer, MA, Washington

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

Aikido and Judo are both forms of martial arts that are usually associated with Japan. Aikido is based upon philosophy, religious beliefs, and martial arts studies. The main goal of this technique is to generate art to protect practitioners against opponents while it poses minimal risk for injury for the attackers. This brand of martial arts is performed by assimilating the motion of the opponent and redirecting the force instead of opposing it.

This particular form of martial arts is highly recommended for those who are interested in learning self-defense techniques. Judo is the opposite of Aikido. Judo focuses on throwing, falling, rolling, and joint striking by using an opponent’s size and momentum against him. It focuses on building strength, stamina, and fighting techniques.


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