Tomoo Torii

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Tomoo Torii
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Men's Judo
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Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Ho Chi Minh City -65 kg

Tomoo Torii(鳥居 智男,Torii Tomio) (born May 20, 1973) [1] is a Japanese judoka.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

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Judo was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

He won Asian silver medal in the half-lightweight division in 1996 Asian Judo Championships. In November 2012 Torii took 5th in the World Sambo Championships in Minsk.

The 1996 Asian Judo Championships were held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 9 to 10 November 1996.

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  1. "Tomoo Torii, Judoka, JudoInside". 1973-05-20. Retrieved 2015-11-29.