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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flagCanada
17%
64%
11%
5%
17
flagAustralia
33%
60%
6%
0%
15
flagthe United States
19%
50%
15%
14%
168
flagItaly
21%
50%
7%
21%
14
flagGermany
19%
42%
17%
20%
84
flagCzech Republic
15%
38%
7%
38%
13
flagPoland
22%
32%
28%
16%
5062
flagUnknown
25%
30%
34%
9%
457
flagNorway
23%
30%
46%
0%
13
flagBelgium
50%
30%
10%
10%
10
flagGreece
36%
27%
18%
18%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
26%
25%
26%
134
flagUkraine
31%
25%
25%
12%
16
flagIndia
33%
23%
23%
19%
21
flagSweden
30%
20%
50%
0%
10
flagthe Netherlands
30%
15%
38%
15%
13
flagSpain
40%
10%
40%
10%
10
flagFrance
40%
6%
26%
26%
15

Gender

men33%
women29%
"body spirit"
24%
24%
"gentle way"
33%
29%
"armless fight"
28%
31%
"empty hand"
14%
13%

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Author: Riho Ishii
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