The Greatest Forms of Self Defense in the 20th Century

In the 20th century, the popularity of martial arts and self-defense systems soared, with the likes of Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu taking center stage. Among these prominent forms, Judo stands out as an effective and widely practiced martial art founded by Jigoro Kano in 1882. Judo emphasizes grappling techniques like throws, sweeps, and holds, aiming to control and subdue an attacker without striking. With its focus on minimizing harm and promoting physical fitness, Judo gained recognition as an official Olympic sport and became a standard self-defense curriculum in many schools and law enforcement agencies.

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