What does the word "judo" literally mean?

"body spirit"
"gentle way"
"armless fight"
"empty hand"
The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jit­su", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aiki­do", often trans­lat­ed as "the Way of har­mo­nious spir­it").

Answers distribution

"body spirit"
"gentle way"
"armless fight"
"empty hand"
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flagAustralia
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12
flagCanada
18%
62%
12%
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16
flagItaly
16%
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flagthe United States
20%
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flagGermany
18%
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70
flagPoland
21%
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flagUnknown
22%
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32%
12%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
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flagIndia
33%
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21
flagUkraine
38%
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13
flagthe Netherlands
30%
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10
flagFrance
35%
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14

Gender

men37%
women30%
"body spirit"
21%
23%
"gentle way"
37%
30%
"armless fight"
23%
31%
"empty hand"
16%
14%

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Author: Riho Ishii
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