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JUDO CLASSES AND JUDO TEACHERS

Judo classes is a system of unarmed combat where the aim is to grapple with your opponent, and win by throwing them to the floor on their back, pinning them to the floor or performing a strangle or jointlock until they submit.

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Judo is famous for its throws and submission holds, where skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute force is applied. The literal meaning of judo is 'gentle way' or 'way of softness'.

Judo was first created by Kano Jigoro in 1882, President Roosavelt practiced Judo in in the White House in 1902. Many US service men picked up Judo during the war and returned home to teach the Martial Art across the country. The official US Judo federations formed in the 50’s and 60’s. Today, Judo is practiced by more than 400,000 Americans, including men, women, and children.

Finding a judo class or Judo club is easy on this website with judo classes for children, beginners, intermediate advanced and competition level.

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WHAT CAN YOU TYPICALLY EXPECT TO LEARN?

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Judo classes teach students how to use the indirect application of force to defeat an opponent. Judo lessons practice how to use the strength of an opponent's against them. The object is to either throw or takedown one's opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling manoeuvre.

One of the most important Judo techniques is learn is how to fall "Ukemi" (breakfalls). Beginners Judo classes focus on learning breakfalls techniques that train students to take throws and overcome the fear of being thrown. It is not possible to excel in throwing, or to defend against an attack successfully, without a thorough understanding of falling.

Learn to throw (nage-waza) an opponent beginners will learn easy throws, in one direction, without movement, slowly with a cooperating partner. As a student masters each element more complex moves are practised by adding other directions, movements, and resistance can be applied.

Learn how to use Judo holds (katame-waza), these grappling techniques are used to hold down an opponent using arm-locks and strangle holds. Strangle holds include, Blood Choke these block the flow of blood and Air Strangle block the flow or air. Real fights are often won on the ground so learning how to hold down an attacker is important in winning a fight.

Students can progress to Judo striking techniques (atemi-waza) these are considered too dangerous for competitions and are usually performed in forms using protective gear. These techniques are practised by advance practitioners and may not be available in your local judo club.

All judo classes involve learning basic techniques which under professional supervision leading to progressive mastery of judo techniques by a registered British Judo Association qualified judo coach.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE UP JUDO - JOIN A JUDO CLUB

Judo classes offer a means for improving physically fitness, balance, posture, physical co-ordination as well as mental, emotionally and moral awareness. Practising Judo helps create a holistic approach to life. The concept of using maximum physical efficiency can be applied to all aspects of everyday life.

Judo classes are available to all ages from children to seniors and rule apply depending on age and status. Judo classes are an ideal sport for males or females and attracts people with disabilities.

Confidence and self-esteem are enhanced as students progress through the grading system to ensures the next goal is always realistic and achievable. Grading ensures that all Judo students can actively compete with players of similar ability.

Judo clubs and classes are a great way to meet people and socialise so why not join a Judo class or club today?

HOW TO CHOOSE A JUDO CLASS AND JUDO CLUB

Enter your postcode to find a local Judo club or Judo class near you. View the profile pages of the club, classes should have a brief description to give you an idea of what the class covers check the instructors profile for qualifications and experience.

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HOW DO I CHOOOSE A JUDO TEACHER OR INSTRUCTOR?

Select a Judo Club or instructor in your area. They often have an introductory class or a free trail. Before committing to a judo class it may be worth telephoning one or two local instructors or clubs to discuss the best class for you.

If you are intending to enrol your children check that the instructor or club are authorized to teach children.

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