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
31%
62%
6%
0%
16
flagthe United States
19%
50%
15%
14%
172
flagItaly
21%
50%
7%
21%
14
flagGermany
18%
43%
17%
19%
91
flagCzech Republic
21%
35%
7%
35%
14
flagPoland
22%
32%
28%
16%
5330
flagUnknown
25%
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34%
10%
484
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
28%
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26%
142
flagGreece
36%
27%
18%
18%
11
flagBelgium
54%
27%
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11
flagNorway
33%
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15
flagIndia
33%
23%
23%
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21
flagUkraine
31%
21%
31%
10%
19
flagJapan
40%
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40%
10
flagthe Netherlands
31%
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16
flagSweden
25%
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0%
12
flagRussia
46%
15%
23%
7%
13
flagSpain
40%
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10
flagFrance
40%
6%
26%
26%
15

Gender

men32%
women29%
"body spirit"
24%
24%
"gentle way"
32%
29%
"armless fight"
28%
31%
"empty hand"
14%
14%

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Author: Riho Ishii
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