In order to understand the scoring system in judo, first we need to know what is judo all about.
Judo is a Japanese martial art founded by Jigoro Kano, and it focuses on throws, pins, and submissions. It’s a gentle art, which means that it doesn’t rely on brute force, rather than on techniques that use your opponent’s strength against them.
You can learn more about judo in our article “What is judo?“, where we dive into more details about this Japanese martial art.
Now that we have a general idea about what judo is, we can look at how judo matches are scored.
Scoring in judo is divided into three types: