Judo (wikt:柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down 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. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a judoka. The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (古流, traditional schools). Judo also spawned a number of derivative martial arts across the world, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, close quarters combat (CQC), Krav Maga and Sambo.

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Judo is a relatively modern martial art, created by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. Its roots lie in Jiu Jitsu, which was the original art used by the Samurai. Kano wanted to create a form of ju-jitsu that he could practice without fear of serious injury, and so Judo was born. It is a system of unarmed combat where the aim is to grapple with your opponent, and win by throwing them to the floor on their back, pinning them to the floor for 20 seconds, or performing a strangle or jointlock until they submit.

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  1. Registration No                         -           24

  2. Registration Year                    -           1976.04.29      

  3. Gazette No                               -           1990/23 – 2016.10.27

  4. Duration of the Position           -           01



Mr. M.P. Weerasinghe

No. 25, Amgahapura, Maharagama





Mr. K.H.S. Kumara Hapuarachchi

No. 212, Kahawatta,





Mr. M.A.S.N.Wijesingha

56/10, Veeramavata, Kalalgoda,




5.      List of Affiliated Associations -

  • Sub Associations / Sports Clubs-  64


1. Anuruddha Judo Sports Club

2. School Judo Association

3. Jinarajini Sports Club

4. Wimaladharma Judo Sports Club

5. Jinaraja Judo Club

6. Gampola Judo Sports Club

7. Wickramabahu Judo Club

8. Vavatenna Judo Sports Club

9. Army Judo Club

10. Police Judo Club

11. YMCA Dehiwala Sports Club

12. Kelani University Judo Sports Club

13. Nugegoda Sports Club

14. Weerapuranappu Judo Club

15. Uva Wellassa Judo Sports Club

16. Colonna Judo Sports Club

17. National Youth Service Judo Sports Club

18. Matale Judo Club

19. Warakapola Judo Sports Club

20. Anuradhapura Judo Club

21. Kano Judo Club

22. SLSR. Judo Club

23. Kurunegala Judo Sports Club

24. Polonnaruwa Judo Sports Club

25. Campus View Judo Club

26. CMC Sports Club

27. Grohill Judo Club

28. Virians Judo Club

29. Ambagamuwa Judo Sports Club

30. Rajans Judo Club

31. Gangasiripuru Judo Sports Club

32. Kandakulia Judo Sports Club

33. YMBA Dehiwala Judo Club

34. Armstrong Judo Club

35. Hero Sports Club

36. Kegalle Women's Judo Sports Club

37. Revised Judo Club

38. Andrews Judo Club

39. Sigiri Judo Club

40. Delta Sports Club

41. Welimada Sports Club

42. Candy Lions Sports Club

43. Madirigiriya Sports Club

44. Hasalaka Judo Sports Club

45. Gamunu Sports Club

46. ​​St. Joseph's Judo Club

47. Rajarata Judo Clubs

48. U Art Martial Arts Sports Club

49. Bahuvans Judo Club

50. GTC Judo Club

51. Mahadeva Judo Club

52. Daithan Judo Sports Club

53. Mahawatta Judo Sports Club

54. Kegalle Judo Sports Club

55. Ginigathena Sports Club

56. Upcountry Lions Sports Club

57. Hatton Lions Sports Club

58. Nugawela NCC Sports Club

59. Wickramabahu Women's Judo Club

60. Navy Judo Club

61. Air Force Judo Club

62. YMCA Colombo Judo Sports Club

63. Civil Defense Department Judo Club

64. St. Peter's Judo Club