Judo is a martial art that was born in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, and the translation of the word is, “gentle way”. Kano initially studied Jujutsu various dojos in Tokyo before starting his own dojo at a Buddhist temple and two years later the temple would be called Kodokan, “place for the expounding way.” Kano’s principles in Judo were of maximum efficiency and minimum effort, and mutual welfare and benefit. The idea is that you will not be too forceful, but rather use your opponent’s energy against him or her. Judo is predominantly a throwing and grappling art, and so can be beneficial to practice for those training in MMA. The throws can be especially useful for takedowns in MMA.