Like Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu, Judo derives its origins from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Rather than emphasize the ground fight, the focus of Judo lies in the standing aspects of grappling, utilizing an arsenal of trips, throws and tosses. Founded in 1882 by Jigaro Kano and introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964, Judo is practiced by many people throughout the world. People practice Judo for many reasons: to excel in competition, stay in shape, or to develop self-confidence. Most of all, people do Judo for fun.
The Martial Arts of JUDO

Judo which translates to the (Gentle Way) was developed by Jigoro Kano of Tokyo Japan. He developed the modern sport of Judo in 1882. Judo originated from Jujutsu which consisted mainly of offensive combat techniques.

Professor Kano’s Judo philosophy was and is “Maximum Efficiency” and “Mutual Benefit and Welfare.”

The growing interest in physical fitness among people of the world, coupled with the need for effective self-defense techniques, makes Judo one of the best athletic choices for people of all ages.
Japanese Origins

Judo is one of the best forms of physical and mental development through self discipline.

Judo was founded in 1882, in Japan, by Professor Jigoro Kano, who envisioned it as a way of becoming both physically and mentally fit through disciplined training. It was designed so that it can be practiced by all ages, both male and female.

Through Judo you can open up your mind and learn to focus on the task at hand. It is an excellent activity to increase physical fitness, self-esteem, self-defense, and mental awareness.
Reasons to Train Judo

1. Self-Defense
2. Self-Confidence
3. Belts and Ranking
4. Discipline
5. Emphasis on Individual Achievement
6. Gender Equity
7. Exercise
8. Respect for Strength
9. Competition
11. The Never-Ending Season
12. Exercise For The Mind Too
13. Judo Isn’t About Brute Force, it’s about Control!