About Judo

Judo is a Martial Art and Sport founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Judo is practiced internationally and active in the Puget Sound area for over 100 years. Judo includes techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponent onto their back, control them while on the ground, choke and apply joint locks until the opponent gives up.

Why Practice Judo

Practicing Judo has many benefits for both the body and mind. The rigorous workouts improve students cardio vascular health, strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. The class and sport teaches students the values of drive, perseverance, respect, mutual welfare and benefit. We teach students how to try, fail, learn, become better and try again.

What Judo Is Not

Judo does not include attacking with punches, kicks, or weapons. The techniques that are allowed in Judo are only those that can be practiced at full force against a resisting opponent on practice mats without causing injury.

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