Judo and Jiu Jitsu come from the same roots in Japan, and both are grappling arts. Judo was developed by a gentleman named Jigoro Kano, who adapted jiu jitsu techniques and organized them into what he called Judo, or “gentle way” in Japanese.
Judo’s modern competition rules means that it focuses on the throwing portion of a grappling match, with the kimono, or Gi. In Judo class your child will learn footwork, body movements and off balancing techniques that will allow them to take down their opponents.
In training Judo, your child will develop athleticism, balance and explosivity, as well as confidence in defending takedowns — an essential skill for self defense.
Here is a video of our kids practicing a Judo throw called Harai Goshi: