Kano Jigaro designed Judo to be open to all regardless of age and sex. The original guidelines have evolved into competitive sport resulting in a substantial decline in the number of adults practicing judo, causing a decline in Judo membership. This article argues for the need to re-examine the value system associated with judo.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 14 No. 3 (2005): 14 pages.