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Judo is a Japanese martial art, a style of Jujutsu,
originally the empty handed fighting arts of the
Japanese Samurai warrior. There are hundreds
of styles of Japanese Jujutsu: There are also
some non-Japanese Jujutsu styles such as
Gracie Jujutsu and Brazilian Jujutsu – both of
which were originally derived from Judo.
Additionally Sambo, a Russian style of Jujutsu,
was heavily influenced by Judo.
The Judo of Dr. Jigoro Kano is properly called
Kodokan Judo, a fusion of some of the best
styles of Jujutsu in Japan in the late 1800s. Dr.
Kano established Kodokan Judo in Tokyo in
1882. Kodokan Judo is now recognized world
wide as the world headquarters for judo; the
actual building in Tokyo, Japan is called “the
Judo is often translated as “Gentle Way”, but
this is an overly simplistic translation and
doesn’t bring forth the richness of the
Japanese Characters. “Ju” refers to flexibility,
agility or gentleness. A gentleness like water,
kind to all living things but can wear away the
strongest rock.* “Ju” also implies a “mind -
body” connection. “Do” is a road or a path, a
way. “Do” sometimes means principle. The
ultimate goal of judo, in the words of Dr. Jigoro
Kano, the founder of judo, is “The harmonious
development and eventual perfection of
At Southam Dojo LLC Judo is studied with an emphasis on self-defense, (Goshin Jutsu.) You will learn to have flexibility in your response to an attack, from mild to severe, based on your abilities and the variables of the situation.
What You Will Learn
•Falling safely (Ukemi)•Fundamental aspects of a throw, (Kuzushi, Tsukuri, Kake)•The entire Kodokan curriculum contains 67 throws (Nage-Waza)•Holding techniques (Osaekomi-Waza)•Joint-locking techniques (Kansetsu-Waza)•Choking techniques (Shime-Waza)•Striking techniques (Atemi-Waza)•Forms (Kata)•Free practice (Randori)