What does the word "judo" literally mean?

"body spirit"
"gentle way"
"armless fight"
"empty hand"
The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jit­su", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aiki­do", often trans­lat­ed as "the Way of har­mo­nious spir­it").

Answers distribution

"body spirit"
"gentle way"
"armless fight"
"empty hand"
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9%
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9%
11
flagAustralia
27%
66%
5%
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18
flagCanada
21%
63%
10%
5%
19
flagthe United States
20%
50%
15%
13%
182
flagItaly
21%
50%
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21%
14
flagGermany
18%
44%
17%
20%
93
flagRussia
22%
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22%
3%
31
flagCzech Republic
21%
35%
7%
35%
14
flagPoland
22%
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28%
16%
5734
flagIndia
32%
32%
20%
16%
25
flagUnknown
25%
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33%
10%
508
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
27%
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27%
151
flagGreece
36%
27%
18%
18%
11
flagBelgium
54%
27%
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9%
11
flagJapan
36%
27%
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36%
11
flagNorway
33%
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15
flagUkraine
32%
20%
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25
flagthe Netherlands
27%
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22%
18
flagSweden
30%
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13
flagFrance
37%
12%
25%
25%
16

Gender

men32%
women28%
"body spirit"
24%
24%
"gentle way"
32%
28%
"armless fight"
28%
32%
"empty hand"
14%
14%

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