Judo Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Judo is one of those sports that everyone would love to master because it just looks so cool! The creator of judo was Jigoro Kano, and he described it as moral, mental, and physical pedagogy, but later evolved into a martial art and an Olympic sport. Interesting fact about judo – only fifteen people have been promoted to 10th dan by the Kodokan Judo Institute, the headquarters of the judo community for the entire world. The only remaining living 10th dan judoka promoted by Kodokan were granted their rank together, on January 8th, 2006. Others have been promoted by other organizations such as IJF, which is not recognized by the Kodokan. 

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Judo Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When thinking about the perfect name for your new puppy, you may turn to judo as inspiration for various reasons. Perhaps you are a judoka and want to honor your hobby or even a profession by naming your pup after some of the most notable judokas that influenced you. Or, perhaps you are just a huge fan who wants everyone to know just how important judo is for you. Maybe your pup’s moves remind you of some judo moves, and you believe that if there were a judo competition for doggos, yours would surely win. And aren’t we all secretly wishing that such a thing existed?  

So, in that spirit, you can start with the name of the founder of judo Jigorō Kanō, a Japanese athlete and martial artist. Or, if you want something non-person inspired, you can name your pupper Judoka, which is a term used for judo practitioners. Another fantastic choice is the name Kata, which is a Japanese that means form, usually a pre-arranged pattern of movements used in judo. Randori is another name option for your pup, and it represents the freestyle practice, much unlike kata. As another option, you can name your doggo Dan, pronounced with a short and hard A, which is a ranking system in judo.

 

Male Judo Inspired Dog Names

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Jigorō
After Jigorō Kanō, a Japanese athlete and martial artist, and the founder of Judo
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Yoshitsugu
After Yoshitsugu Yamashita, the first man to be awarded 10th dan by the Kodokan Judo Institute
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Hajime
After Hajime Isogai, a judo practitioner promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1937
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Hideichi
After Hideichi Nagaoka, one of the three people promoted to 10th dan by Kano-shihan
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Kyūzō
After Kyūzō Mifune, promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1945, one of the greatest judo practitioners of all time
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Kunisaburō
After Kunisaburō Iizuka, promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1946
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Kaichirō
After Kaichirō Samura, promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1948
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Shotarō
After Shotarō Tabata, promoted to Kodokan 10th dan in 1948
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Yoshitarō
After Yoshitarō Okano, promoted to 10th dan in 1967
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Matsutarō
After Matsutarō Shōriki, promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1969
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Shōzō
After Shōzō Nakano, promoted to 10th dan in 1977
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Tamio
After Tamio Kurihara, promoted to 10th dan by Kodokan in 1979
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Sumiyuki
After Sumiyuki Kotani, a Japanese martial artist and one of the highest ranked judoka, promoted to 10th dan in 1984
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Ichirō
After Ichirō Abe, a Japanese judoka, head of the Promotions Panel at Kodokan, promoted to 10th dan in 2006
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Toshirō
After Toshirō Daigo, a former Chief Instructor at Kodokan, promoted to 10th dan in 2006
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Yoshimi
After Yoshimi Ōsawa, coach at the Kodokan, promoted to 10th dan in 2006
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Charlie
After Charlie Palmer, a former President of the British Judo Association, the first non-Japanese President of the International Judo Federation, 10th dan in 1996
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Anton
After Anton Geesnik, a Dutch martial artist, the first non-Japanese to win the World Championship, promoted to 10th dan in 1997
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George
After George Kerr, promoted to 10th dan by IJF in 2010, a Scottish judo expert
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Yosh
After Yoshihirō ‘Yosh’ Uchida, promoted to 10th dan by USA Judo in 2013
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Franco
After Franco Capelletti, an Italian judo expert, promoted to 10th dan by IJF in 2017
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Mikinosuke
After Mikinosuke Kawaishi, a Japanese judo and jujutsu master, promoted to 10th dan by French Judo Federation
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Henri
After Henri Courtine, a French judo master who studied with Mikinosuke Kawaishi, promoted to 10th dan in 2007 by FFJDA
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Jaap
After Jaap Nauwelaerts de Agé, a Dutch judoka promoted to 10th dan by the Dutch Judo Federation
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George
After George Harris, a member of the first US Olympic judo team, promoted to 10th dan by USJA in 2011
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Karl
After Karl Geis, a US judoka promoted to 10th dan by USJA in 2014
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Jim
After Jim Bregman, promoted to 10th dan in January 2018 by USJA
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Philip
After Philip S. Porter, a martial artist promoted to 10th dan by USMA in 2005
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Dieter
After Dieter Teige, a German martial artist promoted to 10th dan by Deutsches Dan Kollegium
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Brian
After Brian Jacks, the first judoka to win a medal for the UK in the World Championship

Female Judo Inspired Dog Names

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Keiko
After Keiko Fukuda, promoted to 10th dan by USA Judo and USJF, and to 9th dan by Kodokan
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Masako
After Masako Noritomi, one of the first women, alongside Keiko Fukuda to be promoted to 6th dan by Kodokan
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Noriko
After Noriko Anno, a Japanese judoka and an Olympic gold medalist
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Ingrid
After Ingrid Berghmans, a Belgian judoka, a six time world champion
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Karen
After Karen Briggs, an English judoka, four-time World Champion
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Driulis
After Driulis González, a Cuban judoka, an Olympic gold medalist
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Kye
After Kye Sun-Hui, a North Korean judoka, an Olympic gold medalist and a world champion
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Ryōko
After Ryōko Tani, a Japanese judoka, a two-time Olympic gold medalist
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Masae
After Masae Ueno, a Japanese judoka, two-time Olympic gold medalist
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Ayumi
After Ayumi Tanimoto, a Japanese judoka, two-time Olympic gold medalist
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Xian
After Xian Dongmei, a Chinese judoka, Olympic gold medalist
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Tong
After Tong Wen, a Chinese judoka, an Olympic medalist and a world champion
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Ulla
After Ulla Werbrouck, a Belgian judoka, Olympic gold medalist
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Barbara
After Barbara Claßen, a German judoka, first German World Champion in the women’s category
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Kayla
After Kayla Harrison, a US judoka and an Olympic gold medalist
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Ronda
After Ronda Rousey, an American wrestler, martial artist, and judoka, first American woman to win an Olympic medal in Judo
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Yvonne
After Yvonne Bönisch, a German judoka, Olympic gold medalist
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Rena
After Rena Kanokogi, a Jewish-American judoka, 7th dan, also known as the founding mother of Judo
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Paula
After Paula Pareto, an Argentinian judoka who won a gold medal in the Rio Olympics
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Marie-Claire
After Marie-Claire Restoux, a French judoka who won a gold medal in Atlanta 1996 Olympics in Half Lightweight category
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Yuki
After Yuki Yokosawa, a Japanese judoka, an Olympic silver medalist
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Soraya
After Soraya Haddad, an Algerian judoka, Olympic bronze medalist
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Rosalba
After Rosalba Forciniti, an Italian judoka, bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympics
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Nicola
After Nicola Fairbrother, a British Judoka, a silver medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
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Kie
After Kie Kusakabe, a Japanese judoka who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
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Giulia
After Giulia Quintavalle, an Italian judoka, a winner of the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
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Rafaela
After Rafaela Silva, a Brazilian judoka, winner of the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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Yael
After Yael Arad, an Israeli judoka, silver medal winner at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
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Tina
After Tina Trstenjak, a Slovenian judoka, Olympic gold medalist in 2016
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Yuri
After Yuri Alvear, a Colombian judoka, silver Olympic medalist in 2016

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