Judo Club

What is Judo
Judo(柔道) the 'gentle way' is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission. 

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.

  • Judo does not involve kicking, punching, or striking techniques of any kind.

  • Judo does not involve the application of pressure against the joints to throw an opponent.

  • Judo involves no equipment or weapons of any sort.

Instead, judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the judo uniform or judogi, use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other. Thus, it is simple and basic. In its simplicity, however, lies its complexity, and mastery of even the most basic of judo techniques that often take considerable time, effort, and energy, involving rigorous physical and mental training.

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.

About Monash Judo
Monash Judo helps develop a diverse range of fitnesses; utilising aerobic and anaerobic systems (both lactic and alactic), flexibility, joint mobility, isometric strength and explosive power. You will learn to fall safely, a crucial skill in any sport.

Enjoy competition with both the State Judo body and the Varsity Judo program. 
For the non-competitive people, Judo is an excellent recreational and social sport.
Monash University Judo Inc is a not-for-profit organisation, whose coaches volunteer there to share the love of the sport to anyone interested.
Monash University Judo offers a safe space for all levels to come learn and practice.
We offer regular training and a structured curriculum that will test you mentally and physically.
If you haven't tried judo before and are interested come along, no special equipment required, just wear something comfortable.