In randori we learn to employ the principle of maximum efficiency even when we could easily overpower an opponent. Indeed, it is much more impressive to beat an opponent with proper technique than with brute force. Jigoro Kano Sensei
Judo (meaning “gentle way”) was created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano as a modern form of Jujutsu which has become an Olympic sport. The objective of Judo is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
The philosophy and subsequent teaching methods developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from Koryū (traditional schools). The worldwide spread of Judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Junior Judo Class (6 to 10yrs)
At the Craigieburn Martial Arts Centre, Judo is the foundation for all martial arts taught for young children. Judo is a very social martial art where students learn to co-operate and communicate with each other while adhering to the disciplined environment of the school in order to learn the skills of throwing and wrestling. Plus children learn how to fall and roll safely (great for the playground). Learning to throw and wrestle other children in a safe environment gives students confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Judo provides the perfect foundation for learning self defence within our Jujutsu (self defence) program which begins from the age of 11 years.