Judo

Gokor Chivichyan

Gokor Chivichyan

Gokor Chivichyan (born 1963 in Yerevan, Armenia) is an Armenian-American Judo, submission grappling, and mixed martial arts instructor. Gokor currently trains professional and amateur fighters at the Hayastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood, CA. Gokor began his training as a young child in Soviet Armenia, winning many national and international junior titles in Judo, Sambo, …

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Judo

Judo or Jūdō (柔道, jūdō?, meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, …

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Jigoro Kano

Jigoro Kano

(Oct 28, 1860 – May 4, 1938) Founder of Judo. Blackbelt Magazine’s Significant Achiever Blackbelt Magazine’s Black Belt Award winner Jigoro Kano was born in 1860 in Kobe, Japan into a wealthy family. In 1877, as a college student he studied Tenshin-Shinyo Jujitsu under Hachinosuke Fukuda and Masatomo Iso. Fukuda gave Jigoro Kano a heavy iron …

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