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Welcome to the fantastic Judo Quiz!

Are you prepared to demonstrate your judo prowess and show that you’re a true martial arts enthusiast?

We’ve crafted tough questions to challenge your judo wisdom.

Just add up your right answers and visit our result table to gauge your performance.

So, grab your gi, tie your belt, and let’s see if you can throw down with your exceptional judo trivia knowledge!

Table of Contents

1. Who is the founder of Judo?

  • A) Gichin Funakoshi
  • B) Jigoro Kano
  • C) Morihei Ueshiba

2. In what year was Judo founded?

  • A) 1851
  • B) 1882
  • C) 1921

3. Where was Judo founded?

  • A) China
  • B) Japan
  • C) Korea

4. Which of these is not a Judo belt color?

  • A) Blue
  • B) Green
  • C) Purple

5. What is the name of the traditional Judo uniform?

  • A) Dobok
  • B) Gi
  • C) Hakama

6. Which of these is the Japanese term for Judo techniques?

  • A) Kihon
  • B) Kata
  • C) Waza

7. What does the word “Judo” mean in Japanese?

  • A) The Way of Flexibility
  • B) The Art of Peace
  • C) The Gentle Way

8. How many weight classes are there in Judo for men?

  • A) 5
  • B) 7
  • C) 10

9. What is the highest rank in Judo?

  • A) 9th Dan
  • B) 10th Dan
  • C) 12th Dan

10. What is the main objective in a Judo match?

  • A) Knocking out the opponent
  • B) Scoring points by striking
  • C) Throwing or pinning the opponent to the ground

11. Which of the following techniques is a Judo throw?

  • A) Ippon Seoi Nage
  • B) Jodan Mawashi Geri
  • C) Yoko Tomoe Nage

12. Which of these is a Judo stranglehold technique?

  • A) Hadaka Jime
  • B) Kuzure Kesa Gatame
  • C) Uchi Mata

13. What is the term for winning a Judo match with a single technique?

  • A) Ippon
  • B) Shido
  • C) Waza-ari

14. Which of these is a Judo lock technique?

  • A) O Goshi
  • B) Ude Garami
  • C) Yoko Shiho Gatame

15. When was Judo first introduced as an Olympic sport?

  • A) 1932
  • B) 1956
  • C) 1964

16. What is the name of the Judo mat area where matches are held?

  • A) Dojo
  • B) Shiai
  • C) Tatami

17. What is the term for a Judo contest

  • A) Bout
  • B) Randori
  • C) Shiai

18. Which country has won the most overall Olympic gold medals in Judo?

  • A) France
  • B) Japan
  • C) Russia

19. Which of these Judo techniques is considered a foot-sweep?

  • A) Harai Goshi
  • B) Osoto Gari
  • C) Deashi Barai

20. What color is the highest belt in Judo?

  • A) Black
  • B) Red
  • C) White

21. What does “Nage Waza” refer to in Judo terminology?

  • A) Grappling techniques
  • B) Striking techniques
  • C) Throwing techniques

22. Who is considered the best female Judoka of all time?

  • A) Kayla Harrison
  • B) Ingrid Berghmans
  • C) Ryoko Tani

23. How long does a Judo match last for adult men?

  • A) 3 minutes
  • B) 4 minutes
  • C) 5 minutes

24. What is the name of the technique where a Judoka “slaps” the mat to break their fall?

  • A) Kihon
  • B) Ukemi
  • C) Yoko Ukemi

25. Which famous actor is an accomplished judoka, holding a 7th Dan black belt?

  • A) Bruce Lee
  • B) Chuck Norris
  • C) Steven Seagal

26. What is the most basic and common form of training in Judo?

  • A) Drills
  • B) Kata
  • C) Randori

27. What is the primary focus of “Katame Waza” in Judo?

  • A) Grappling techniques
  • B) Striking techniques
  • C) Throwing techniques

28. Which country became the first to have both men’s and women’s teams win gold medals in Judo at the same Olympic games?

  • A) Cuba
  • B) France
  • C) Japan

29. Which of these Judo throws is categorized as a β€œHip Throw”?

  • A) O Goshi
  • B) Uchi Mata
  • C) Osoto Gari

30. Which of these terms indicates a “half point” in a Judo match?

  • A) Ippon
  • B) Shido
  • C) Waza-ari

31. What is the term used for Judo etiquette and general manners?

  • A) Kihon
  • B) Reigi
  • C) Saho

32. Which technique involves a swift drop to the knees and pulling the opponent over the Judoka’s shoulder?

  • A) Ippon Seoi Nage
  • B) Morote Seoi Nage
  • C) Drop Seoi Nage

33. In competitive Judo, which of the following actions would result in a penalty?

  • A) Grabbing the opponent’s fingers
  • B) Sweeping the opponent’s leg
  • C) Attempting an armbar


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- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
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-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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