Sri Kanteerava indoor Stadium 18th & 19th May 2022
It is generally categorized as a Modern martial art which later evolved into combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a Joint lock or a Choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka. Judo became an Olympic sport for men in the 1964 Games in Tokyo. The women's event was introduced at the Olympics in 1988 as a demonstration event, and an official medal event in 1992. Judo was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1986.