Re: Martial Arts merit badge
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:08:54 -0600
> Mike Walton asked "For some reason, the BSA doesn't consider judo a
> "martial art", and they do allow it (can someone please explain the
> difference for me and everyone?? To me, they are the same!)"
I spent my college years competing on the NCIJA Judo Team based in
Judo was developed in the 1880's by Dr. Jigoro Kano as a modern sport.
It was not developed as a martial art.
In Japanese the word "Judo" translates to mean "gentle way".
Judo is an Olympic sport. I don't believe any of the martial arts are part
of Olympic competition.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
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