judo class


Judo was created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano as a physical, mental and moral Pedagogy in Japan. As a modern martial art evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Our Judo Program has a great atmosphere for both Adults and Children. Classes are taught by our experienced and dedicated coach Iskra.

Here are some reasons why you should choose the Judo class for you and your kids:
– Maintain Balance
– Good source of exercise
– Great way to teach discipline
– Builds self confidence
– Builds physical strength
– Teaches self-defense using a variety of throws, arm locks, and chokes

Students usually start each session with warm up, followed by body stretching including the head, wrists, torso and feet. Exercises in Judo include Nage Waza (throwing techniques) and Na Waza (ground Techniques). Kicking and punching is not allowed in Judo. Judo will help students focus on learning other ways to defend themselves. Judo is a grappling art, an all contact sport which bases itself on shifting an opponent’s momentum against himself. In a fight, the aim is not to hurt the opponent but to simply disarm them by throwing them off their balance, pinning them, and submitting them through a series of locks and chokes.



Come and train at one of the best Judo training programs around, and find out firsthand how Judo promotes physical fitness, builds character, and is ultimately a way of life.

why judo?


As in all sports, Judo has a strict set of rules that governs competition and ensures safety. For those who want to test their skills, Judo offers the opportunity for competition at all skill levels, from club to national tournaments, to the Olympic Games. There are separate weight divisions for men and women, and boys and girls.
Judo is best known for it’s spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and Judo choking techniques. Judo emphasizes safety, and full physical activity for top conditioning. Judo is learned on special mats for comfort and safety.

Judo is an inexpensive, year-round activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life. Many people over sixty years of age enjoy the sport, as well as very young boys and girls. Judo develops self-discipline and respect for oneself and others. Judo provides the means for learning self-confidence, concentration, and leadership skills, as well as physical coordination, power, and flexibility. As a sport that has evolved from a fighting art, it develops complete body control, fine balance, and fast reflexive action. Above all, it develops a sharp reacting mind well-coordinated with the same kind of body. Judo training gives a person an effective self-defense system if the need arises. Judo is often a part of the training done by athletes preparing for MMA matches.

Judo, which is translated as the “gentle way”, teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo. In Judo classes you may learn how to give way, rather than use force, to overcome a stronger opponent.
The principles of Judo, such as “Maximum Efficiency” and “Mutual Welfare and Benefit”, can also be used in our dealings with others in life. The ultimate goal in Judo is to develop oneself to the maximum extent possible, always striving for perfection.

While many regard Judo and BJJ as just martial arts, we see it as disciplines that instill invaluable physical and mental benefits universally applicable in other sports as well as our daily lives.
Training in Judo is known to have many benefits:
· Developing physical fitness
· Growth in strength and flexibility
· Increased speed and agility
· Greater endurance
· Good static and dynamic balance
· Improved reaction time
· Excellent coordination
· Increased self-confidence
Judo as a Complement to other Competitive Sports

If you or your child have played any competitive sport, you are probably aware that both football, basketball, baseball and soccer demands extraordinary levels of all of the benefits listed above in order to be both successful as well as reduce risk of injury.

As committed soccer parents ourselves we have been firsthand witnesses of our kids’ improvement in how they play and defend the ball as early as 3 months after they started learning Judo and BJJ.