Ju yoku go wo seisu

What is Ju yoku go wo seisu?

“Softness subdues Hardness” is a famous phrase taken from the ancient Chinese classics (Lao Tzu’s “Three Strategies”), and its meaning is that flexibility overcomes rigidity.

The Waza of Judo enable a smaller combatant to utilize the opponent’s own power to throw him in spectacular fashion. Such a display is often expressed using the “Softness subdues Hardness” phrase.

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