Glossary of Judo terminology

Jita kyoei (Mutual benefit)

Jita kyoei (Mutual benefit)

The concepts of "Jita kyoei" (Mutual benefit) and "Seiryoku zenyo" (Maximum efficiency) were established by Jigoro Kano, founder of Kodokan Judo. Achieving a state of mutual trust and assistance benefits both the Judo practitioner and society at large. Such a spirit is perfected through Judo, thereby promoting the concept of mutual benefit and prosperity in the larger world.