Judo the 'gentle way' is a sport derived from various Japanese martial arts, its will provide fitness, enjoyment, competition as well as being adapted to self-defence.
Judo was developed in Japan by Dr Jigoro Kano towards the end of the 19th century and has evolved from being a martial art into one of the world's most popular sports.
Since its inclusion in the 1964 Olympic Games, Judo has progressed rapidly. Currently there are more than 20 million participants worldwide, making it the most popular combat sport in the world. In terms of national sporting organisations worldwide, Judo is one of the most widely practiced and recognised sports in the world, with the greatest number of members in the International Judo Federation, or IJF. This guarantees you access to a club throughout the world.
The techniques of Judo involve:
From standing position using throwing techniques to lift and throw your opponent.
On the ground, using holding techniques allows you to pin and control and applying various strangles and arm locks.