Adults Judo (16+)

Cave Creek Millennia MMA Adults Judo (16+)

Fosters A Rich History

So…what is Judo anyways? The Japanese martial art arose from Jiu-Jitsu in the late 1800s, and has been included in the Olympics since 1964. Judo is a combat sport that primarily utilizes throwing and grappling techniques. NBC Olympics explains that a match can be won in a variety of ways – such as scoring an ippon, scoring two waza-aris, or your opponent receiving one hansoku-make penalty or four shido penalties.

Promotes Important Values

Judo is not just about overcoming an opponent or winning a medal. It has its very own moral code. This set of guidelines outlines how all  martial artists should live and behave – not just as athletes, but as people. The Team USA website states that this code includes values surrounding courtesy, courage, friendship, honesty, honor, modesty, respect, and self-control.

Cave Creek Millennia MMA Adults Judo (16+)

Focuses on Defense

Judo is a very unique martial art discipline. While many other forms of martial arts focus on striking, attacking, and overcoming an opponent using intense kicks and punches, this discipline emphasizes defense. For example, in a match, the martial artist aims to exhaust their opponent through grappling. This form of Jiu-Jitsu is softer, gentler, and more efficient in its use of energy and effort than all other disciplines. This martial art teaches moves and maneuvers that allow a smaller fighter to succeed against a larger and often stronger opponent. This distinctive element of Judo makes it ideal for self-defense, particularly among children and smaller individuals.

While people are impressed by the fancy kicks and punches of martial art disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo, they often underestimate the impact of Judo’s grappling, throws, and blocks. Judo is extremely strategic, preparing its practitioners well for fights that end up on the ground – a reality in many real-life altercations.

 

 

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