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Judo

China róu dào
Japan judo
Judo Wall Scroll

柔道 is the martial art invented in Japan and known as "Judo" around the world.

Translated directly, it means "Gentle Way" or "Flexible Way"

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Heart of Judo

China róu
Japan yawara
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This Kanji literally means flexible, pliable, gentle, or yielding. 柔 is also the first Kanji of the Japanese martial arts titles of Judo and Jujutsu (Jujitsu). In those cases, it's pronounced "ju" in Japanese. However, alone, the classic pronunciation is "yawara." Some translate this Kanji (in the context of martial arts) as "The Heart of Judo."

Please note that this just means pliable, gentle, and yielding in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. They do know what Judo and Jujitsu are but if this character is seen alone in China or Korea, people generally will not think of the martial arts context.

Mutual Welfare and Benefit

Jita-Kyoei
Japan ji ta kyou ei
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自他共榮 can be translated a few different ways. Here are some possibilities:
Benefit mutually and prosper together.
Mutual welfare and benefit.
A learning concept of mutual benefit and welfare (that applies to all fields of society).
Mutual prosperity.

The first two characters are easy to explain. They are "self" and "others." Together, these two characters create a word which means "mutual" (literally "me and them").

The third character can have different meanings depending on context. Here, it means "in common" or "to share."

The fourth character suggests the idea of "prosperity," "flourishing" or becoming "glorious."

It should be noted that these Kanji are used almost exclusively in the context of Judo martial arts. 自他共榮 is not a common or recognized Japanese proverb outside of Judo.


In modern Japanese Kanji, the last character looks like 栄 instead of 榮. If you want this slightly-simplified version, please let us know when you place your order.

Kodokan

Japan kou dou kan
Kodokan Wall Scroll

This title refers to a certain kind or school of Judo martial arts.

Here's how the characters break down in meaning for this one:
1. Mutual Assistance or Association. Can also refer to a lecture, speech, or explaining something (as in teaching).
2. Way / Path (the Tao/Dao as in Taoism/Daoism)
3. Schoolroom / Building / Establishment / Mansion / Small Castle / Hall (of learning)

Altogether, you get something like, "The Path of Mutual Learning Hall."

More about Kodokan from the Institute of Kodokan.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin róu / rou2
Taiwan jou
Japanese yawara やわら
 yawa やわ
 juu / ju じゅう
Chinese soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) judo; jujutsu; (noun or adjectival noun) (kana only) soft; fragile; weak; poorly built; insubstantial; softness; gentleness; weakness; (surname, female given name) Yawara; (personal name) Munemasa; (personal name) Munekiyo; (personal name) Munekawa; (personal name) Muneo; (personal name) Norio; (personal name) Souseki; (personal name) Soukawa
Pliant, yielding, soft.
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柔道

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Mandarin róu dào / rou2 dao4
Taiwan jou tao
Japanese juudou / judo じゅうどう
Chinese judo
Japanese judo
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黒帯

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Japanese kuroobi くろおび
Japanese black belt (judo, karate, etc.)
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Black Belt

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Japanese shime しめ
Japanese (1) tie up; bind; fastening; tightening; (2) sum; total amount; total; (3) (martial arts term) judo choking (strangling) techniques; (4) (food term) last meal eaten when going restaurant hopping; (5) completion; conclusion; rounding off; (counter) (6) counter for bundles; counter for faggots; counter for bundles of 2000 sheets of paper; (7) end mark; closure mark; (female given name) Shime

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Mandarin/ qu3
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Japanese dori どり
 tori とり
 shu しゅ
Chinese to take; to get; to choose; to fetch
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) samurai receiving this much rice as a fee; (2) offering of rice cake containing this much rice; (3) (obsolete) person receiving this amount of money as a salary; (n,n-suf) (1) taking; taker; collecting; collector; (2) last performer of the day (usu. the star performer); last performance of the day; (3) active partner (e.g. in judo demonstration); (prefix) (4) emphatic or formal prefix; (Buddhist term) appropriation; obtaining; (surname) Takadori; (surname) Takatoru; (surname) Kuwatori
upādāna. To grasp, hold on to, held by, be attached to, love; used as indicating both 愛 love or desire and 煩惱 the vexing passions and illusions. It is one of the twelve nidānas 十二因緣 or 十二支 the grasping at or holding on to self-existence and things; to obtain

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Mandarin huó / huo2
Taiwan huo
Japanese katsu かつ
Chinese to live; alive; living; work; workmanship
Japanese (1) living; life; (2) judo art of resuscitation; (suffix) (3) (abbreviation) action; activity; (personal name) Katsuji; (given name) Katsu; (personal name) Ikuru; (female given name) Iki
jīva, jīvaka; alive, living, lively, revive, movable; be lively

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中堅


中坚

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Mandarin zhōng jiān / zhong1 jian1
Taiwan chung chien
Japanese chuuken / chuken ちゅうけん
Chinese core; nucleus; backbone
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) main body (of troops); (2) nucleus; backbone; mainstay; key figure; (3) center field; centre field; center fielder; centre fielder; (4) athlete competing in the middle-number match in a team competition, i.e. second in 3-on-3, third in 5-on-5 (kendo, judo, etc.); (surname) Nakano; (place-name) Nakadate

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乱取

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Japanese randori らんどり
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (martial arts term) randori (freestyle judo training)

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乱捕

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Japanese randori らんどり
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (martial arts term) randori (freestyle judo training)

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取り

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Japanese dori どり
 tori とり
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) samurai receiving this much rice as a fee; (2) offering of rice cake containing this much rice; (3) (obsolete) person receiving this amount of money as a salary; (n,n-suf) (1) taking; taker; collecting; collector; (2) last performer of the day (usu. the star performer); last performance of the day; (3) active partner (e.g. in judo demonstration); (prefix) (4) emphatic or formal prefix

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取手

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Japanese torite とりて
 totte とって
Japanese (1) recipient; receiver; acceptor; taker; (2) (martial arts term) (sumo) skilled practitioner (of judo, sumo, etc.); (3) person who picks up the cards (in karuta games); handle; grip; knob; (place-name) Toride

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受動

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Japanese judou / judo じゅどう
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) passive

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大将

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Japanese daishou / daisho だいしょう
 taishou / taisho たいしょう
Chinese See: 大將
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) general; admiral; (2) boss; leader; local kingpin; (3) (familiar language) old chap; mate; boss; chief; man; (4) athlete who competes in the last match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.); (given name) Hiromasa

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寝業

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Japanese newaza ねわざ
Japanese (1) (in wrestling or judo) pinning technique; (2) underhanded dealings

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寝技

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Japanese newaza ねわざ
Japanese (1) (in wrestling or judo) pinning technique; (2) underhanded dealings

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小業

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Japanese kowaza こわざ
Japanese finer points (e.g. in judo); little tricks

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山嵐

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Japanese yamaarashi / yamarashi やまあらし
Japanese (1) mountain storm; (2) (martial arts term) yamaarashi; judo throwing technique; (irregular kanji usage) (kana only) porcupine (any mammal of suborder Hystricomorpha)

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和ら

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Japanese yawara やわら
Japanese judo; jujutsu

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儒道

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Japanese judou / judo じゅどう
Japanese Confucianism

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内股

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Japanese uchimomo うちもも
 uchimata うちまた
Japanese inner thigh; (1) inner thigh; (noun/participle) (2) (walking) pigeon-toed; one's toes turned inward; (3) uchimata (judo); throwing an opponent by putting one's leg between their legs

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先鋒


先锋

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Mandarin xiān fēng / xian1 feng1
Taiwan hsien feng
Japanese senpou / senpo せんぽう
Chinese vanguard; pioneer
Japanese (1) advance guard; vanguard; (2) athlete who competes in the first match of a team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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副将

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Japanese fukushou / fukusho ふくしょう
Japanese (1) second in command; (2) fourth athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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横車

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Japanese yokoguruma よこぐるま
Japanese (exp,n) (1) perverseness; obstinacy; something unreasonable (like pushing a cart from the side (instead of from behind)); (2) side wheel throw (judo); (surname) Yokoguruma

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樹洞

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Japanese judou / judo じゅどう
Japanese tree hollow; hollow in a tree

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次鋒

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Japanese jihou / jiho じほう
Japanese second athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)

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浮腰

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Japanese ukigoshi うきごし
Japanese (1) wavering; unsteady; (2) (martial arts term) floating hip throw (judo)

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指導


指导

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Mandarin zhǐ dǎo / zhi3 dao3
Taiwan chih tao
Japanese shidou / shido しどう
Chinese to guide; to give directions; to direct; to coach; guidance; tuition; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) leadership; guidance; coaching; (2) shido (disciplinary action for a minor infringement of the rules of judo)

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投技

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Japanese nagewaza なげわざ
Japanese (sumo) (martial arts term) throw or throwing technique (sumo, judo)

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柔ら

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Japanese yawara やわら
Japanese judo; jujutsu

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絞技

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Japanese shimewaza しめわざ
Japanese (martial arts term) shime-waza (judo stranglehold)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Judo 柔道judoróu dào / rou2 dao4 / rou dao / roudao jou tao / joutao
Heart of Judo yawararóu / rou2 / rou jou
Mutual Welfare and Benefit 自他共榮
自他共荣 / 自他共栄
ji ta kyou ei
jitakyouei
ji ta kyo ei
jitakyoei
Kodokan 講道館
讲道馆
kou dou kan
koudoukan
ko do kan
kodokan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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