Judo is a Japanese sport focusing on using your opponent’s weight and strength against them. Judo provides a great physical and mental workout while developing and improving your balance, coordination, and confidence through the implementation of throwing techniques, pins, joint locks, submissions, and choking techniques. Judo translated simply means “The gentle way.” This is due to the fact that it relies more on technique and feel than it does brute strength. This is why a smaller person can defeat a bigger, stronger opponent.
Judo was created in Japan in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano as a martial art focused on “maximum efficient use of energy”. Professor Kano also founded a dojo in Tokyo that eventually became the world headquarters for Judo… The Kodokan. Kodokan Judo was officially introduced to the world when it became an Olympic sport at the Stockholm Olympics in 1964. Today, it is estimated that more than fifty million people practice Judo worldwide.
At Tri-City Judo we teach traditional Kodokan Judo for self-defense and competition. As a USA Judo registered Dojo, we stay current on competition rules and regulations. Many of our students compete in tournaments State and Nationwide and we are proud to have produced so many nationally ranked judokas, at both the junior and senior levels.
For competitions and promotions, we follow the guidelines of USA Judo. For more information, stop by or send us an email today!