self-defense, Olympic sport, and physical fitness

Youth

How do I get started?

Most new youth Judo students start by enrolling into our $29.50 introductory program. This program allows your child to attend our Youth Judo classes for 2 weeks before you make any decisions to continue. Our introductory offer includes a student weight uniform. Should you decide to continue classes in judo, this uniform is not suitable for the continued classes. However, it does give your child the chance to try the youth judo classes without having to purchase a brand new judo uniform. We like to do a short orientation before the first class, and fit your child for their uniform.  So, the first time you come, we set an appointment for 30 minutes prior to the class times above.

What can I expect from the beginner level classes?

Beginner youth students will participate in some simple falling instruction and learning some of the very basics of judo technique.  Some drill type work will be offered to them in the first class, along with a bit of watching.  Their skill level will be determined in the first class and instruction will be based on that skill level. Youth Judo classes do not allow for some of the same techniques taught in the Adult Judo program. This standard is set and enforced by the USJA as a safety protocol.
Is there anything in particular I need to bring for my first time?


Since the introductory program includes a student uniform, most new youth students only need to bring a water bottle with them.  If you have additional workout supplies, there will be a place in our dojo where you can leave a gym bag.


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What supplies will I need for taking Judo classes?
Judo does not require any additional supplies at the beginning level.  Some people who have had Judo before, know the benefits of a Judo/grappling uniform, for all the tugging and pulling.  If you have a previous martial arts uniform, feel free to wear it.  If you would like a Judo/grappling uniform for your child, rather than the student uniform, you can purchase the Judo/Jujitsu uniform for 25% off the normal price.

Adult

How do I get started?
Most new Adult Judo students start by enrolling into our $29.50 introductory program to give Judo a try. The introductory program allows you to attend our Judo classes for 2 weeks before you make any decisions to continue. Our introductory offer includes a student weight uniform. We like to do a short orientation before the class, and fit new students for their uniforms.  So, the first time you come, we set an appointment for 30 minutes prior to the class times above.
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What can I expect from the beginner level classes?
Beginner students will participate in some simple falling instruction and learning to some of the very basics of judo technique.  Some drill type work will be offered to you in the first class, along with a bit of watching.  Their skill level will be determined in the first class and instruction will be based on that skill level.
Is there anything in particular I need to bring for my first time?
Since the introductory program includes a student uniform, most new students only need to bring a water bottle with them.  If you have additional workout supplies, there will be a place in our dojo where you can leave a gym-bag. Some people who have had Judo before, know the benefits of a Judo/grappling uniform, for all the tugging and pulling.  If you have a previous martial arts uniform, feel free to wear it.  If you'd like a Judo/grappling uniform rather than the student uniform, you can purchase the Judo/Jujitsu uniform for 25% off the normal price.

History Of Judo

Judo is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks and chokes. Judo emphasizes safety and full physical activity for top conditioning.

Judo is translated as "The Way of Flexibility"
Professor Jigaro Kano, a master of three different styles of jujitsu developed it in 1882. He believed that Japan's traditional martial arts were in danger of disappearing due to the country's modernization.
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He was also convinced that martial arts study had more to offer than technique alone and their practice could help improve one's health and overall well being, or a "way" of living.

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The young Kano opened the Kodokan, literally, "The Place to Study the Way" and invited the many Jujitsu schools to join him in preserving their teachings. Quite a few did, but a lot resisted. In 1884, the Tokyo Police Department invited all the Jujitsu schools to compete so they could select the most effective style to teach their officers. Of the fourteen matches, Judo competitors won thirteen and tied one. Thus Kodokan Judo instantly achieved national recognition although the names, "Judo" and "Jujitsu" would be used interchangeably almost until 1950.

Kano and some of these masters began to formulate a safe and modern study method for their many techniques. Over the years this method has changed and modified, but Kano's vision inspired Judo to evolve into the well-rounded study of self-defense and sporting applications that it is. Judo is an effective method of self-defense, an Olympic sport and an excellent method for physical fitness.

The Judo practiced here at Karate International is authentic Kodokan Judo. All promotions are through the United States Judo Association (U.S.J.A.) and are valid and recognized internationally.

ATJA Information
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Schedule

Monday

Private Lessons Only

Tuesday

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursday

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Saturday

9:00am to 11:00am