According to Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan judo:
"Judo is the way to the most effective use of both physical and spiritual strength. By training you in attacks and defenses it refines your body and your soul and helps you make the spiritual essence of judo a part of your very being. In this way you are able to perfect yourself and contribute something of value to the world. This is the final goal of judo discipline."
Anyone who intends to follow the way of judo must above all instill this teaching in his heart.
Adult classes is for ages 14+
Classes are Mon, Wed and Fri 6:40 - 8:00pm
Monday is throwing techinques. Wednesday is groundwork techniques. Friday is both throwing and groundwork techniques and randori (sparring.)
Program cost is $50/month.*
*There are additional costs of a uniform, USJA membership (for insurance and belt promotion purposes) and a USJA Senior Handbook, which are purchased separately.
Students learn rolling, falling, standing throws, sacrifice throws, chokes, pins, joint locks, and combinations of each of them. Our program is taught with a focus on proper technique, variations and practical application, either for competition, self-improvement, or self-defense.
Kids classes are for ages 5-13.
Classes are Mon, Wed and Fri 5:45 - 6:30pm
Program cost is $30/month.*
*There are additional costs of a uniform, USJA membership (for insurance and belt promotion purposes) and a USJA Junior Handbook, which are purchased separately.
Kids are taught movement, coordination and conditioning through standard warm-up exercises and games. They practice proper rolling and falling techniques. Kid's classes also include learning to grip, move, grapple and throw opponents in the safest manner possible. . Striking is not part of Judo practice. Judo knowledge, including some Japanese vocabulary, is also taught. Students learn proper dojo conduct and discipline. Of course, the goal of our program is to learn judo and have fun - so there is always plenty of that.
We participate in local judo clinics and tournaments. Competition is completely optional.