Judo is always in full development and judo threatened to degenerate into wrestling in a white and blue suit.
Strength and endurance, the additional skills, were a long time more important than the essence of Judo, technique.
Fortunately the International Judo Federation, with the inspiring forces of Mr Vizer,
Mr Uemura, Mr Barta and Mr Snijders, has recognized the danger and the IJF has, mainly by improving the contest rules, Judo is put on the right track again.
By the new contest rules (more or less back to the sixties of the last century) the essence of Judo has become again the most important aspect of Judo.