Glossary of Judo terminology
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.