Judo is practiced by more than 100 million people in more than 200 countries worldwide. It’s popularity stems from the fact it:
Can be enjoyed by males and females
Develops athletic skills and physical literacy, as well as complex movement patterns and tactics
Offers avenues of philosophical exploration through its Japanese origins
Teaches self defense and conflict management skills
Can be pursued toward Olympic glory.
Teaches Partnership and Respect because no progress in judo is possible without partners help and cooperation
Judo teaches participants fundamental movement skills, fundamental sport skills and the ABCs – agility, balance, coordination and speed – of physical literacy.