OLYMPIC KODOKAN JUDO

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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!

SELF DEFENSE

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES

HEALTH & SELF CONFIDENCE

IMPROVE YOUR STRENGTH, PHYSICAL HEALTH,
AND SELF CONFIDENCE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE

COMPETITION

LEARN THE VALUE OF WINNING AND LOSING

“ Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. ”

JIGORO KANO

If it’s your first time, just wear something light and casual such as a t-shirt and shorts.  Exercise or “gym” attire is appropriate.  You may be provided a temporary “club Gi” until you are able to obtain one of your own.  TCJ can help order a gi for you, or you can buy one online.

• Typical attire is a judo or jiu-jitsu gi – either can be worn to class
• Long hair should be braided or tied up
• Fingernails and toenails should be clean and trimmed
• Body & hair should be clean, and your gi should be washed weekly
• No jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, & body piercings  – smooth wedding band ok

No Horseplay or Bullying!
No Shoes on the mat.
Bow when you enter and leave the mat.
Address the Judo instructor as “Sensei”.
Fingernails & Toenails MUST be clean & trimmed.
Wash your Gi weekly.

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