(柔道jūdō?, meaning “gentle way”) was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano(嘉納治五郎. 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 (kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a judoka

The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (古流 , traditional schools). The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Judo is a martial art that is practiced around the world. Judo is not only an Olympic Sprot, it is also a self defense and can be used in other combative martial arts competitions such as MMA. The students learns to un-balance, throw, trip or take down their opponent. The student practices Randori (Free Fighting – Grappling in a safe manner) at real combat speeds utilizing techniques that were devised for controlling a resisting opponent in real combat.

Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, Loyalty, Honor, Modesty, Courage and more can occur in ones life when they practice Judo.

we believe in our students training in Judo, Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling together. In this way the grappling student leaves out nothing.The synergy of combing these grappling programs together is simply amazing.

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