The "Gentle Way" of martial artistry is Judo. Both a martial art and combat sport, it originated in Japan in the late 1800s. It is marked by its prominent display during competition of either the throwing of one competitor by another to the ground, the immobilization of one opponent by another, or the submitting of one opponent to another. This is typically accomplished by a series of grapples, throws, pins, locks, chokes, or strangleholds. Competitive forms do not include any form or weapons use or striking. It is considered the father of all Japanese martial arts currently expressed today. This is because of the teaching structures and the philosophy behind the training. The entire world has been affected in one form or another by the popular spread of this martial art.