Meaning "the Gentle Way", Judo is a Martial Art that was created in
1882 in Tokyo, Japan. It has been an Olympic sport since 1964.
But rather than go into all of the details of the creation, philosophy, and techniques of Judo, which are extensively listed in The Judo Information Site, we thought we'd give you our information so that you can come visit us and find out what we do.
The Judo Club meets Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays from 6:00 - 8:00
at the Blatt PE Center
Head Coach: Andry Razafimanantosa, 3rd degree Black Belt (Sandan)
Associate Instructor: Joseph Hughey, 1st degree Black Belt (Shodan),
Associate Instructor: Paul Burghardt, 1st degree Black Belt (Shodan),
Associate Instructor: Peter Bergholz
One advantage that Judo has over other martial arts, is that it can be
practiced at full force or close to full force in practices and tournaments
without a high incident of injury. Because of this, Judoka (as Judo players are
called) gain a realistic view of their art and how they can apply it.
Anyone interested in competing in Judo should check out the Judo Tournament Rules available online. These are up to date and worth looking at.
Our training is recognized worldwide. There are few other sports that are so widespread. The overall majority of judoka practice Kodokan Judo, so the techniques we practice are the same around the world. And if that's not reason enough, WE HAVE FUN. Judo is a team sport, and you workout with other people of similar interests.
ABSOLUTELY! Judo was specifically designed to enable a smaller person to control larger opponents. There are many women who practice Judo as a sport, and there are plenty of opportunities to try your skills in tournaments. In Judo, women are not excluded in any manner whatsoever.
For further information email or call
Joseph A. Hughey, Club President:
Phone: (803) 750-5126
is an INCREDIBLE amount of information about Judo on the Web, Check out the Metacrawler
Judo Search Results to get an idea of what's out there!
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