Judo is a self defense martial art that teaches it’s students (Judoka) to gain control over an attacker without striking him or her. It is a method of turning an opponent’s strength against him or her and overcoming by skill rather than sheer strength.
Judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the Judo uniform (or judogi), use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other. It is simple and basic. In its simplicity, however, lies its complexity, and mastery of even the most basic of Judo techniques that often take considerable time, effort, and energy, involving rigorous physical and mental training.
BENEFITS OF JUDO
Through Judo, kids learn fundamental movement: agility, balance, coordination, and speed.
Learning Judo can greatly increase confidence.
Judo can teach discipline, techniques, but more importantly, it’s fun!
Judo is incredibly athletic and keeps you moving!
Kids have an amazing opportunity to connect with friends through Judo.
Judoka learn respect for themselves and for others in the Dojo.
Judo techniques can help protect kids.
Judo BC promotes anti-bullying through Judo.