Judo Adults is an introductory course designed to teach students the fundamentals of Judo. Students will learn the basic movements, positions, throws, and falls of Judo.

What is judo?

Judo, which means “gentle way” in Japanese, is a martial art created in Japan by Jigoro Kano in 1882.  It was derived from the ancient techniques of jiu-jitsu.  It is the most widely-practiced martial art in the world, and the second-most practiced sport worldwide behind soccer.  The combat sport develops self-discipline and lays its foundation on respect for one’s self and others (Carla Babb).

Judo joins taekwondo as the only Asian martial art sports included in the Olympic Games.  Men’s judo debuted in the Olympics in 1964, and women’s judo followed in 1992 (Carla Babb).




It is not important to be better than someone else, but to be better than yesterday.
Kano Jigoro