Judo SingaporeJudo is a Japanese martial arts developed by Kano Jigoro that involves mainly:
1) Throwing techniques (Nage Waza)
2) Grappling techniques (Katame Waza)
The philosophy of Judo involves adjusting to and evading your opponent's attack to make your opponent to lose his balance in order to defeat him regardless of his size and strength. (Principle behind judo is to overcome a stronger opponent with minimal effort)
Sensei Jigoro Kano, started practicing Jujitsu martial arts for self defence at age 17 as he was often bullied due to his small size. He studied the Kito and the Tenshin-Shinyo, excel in the martial arts and went on to expand on their principles. While studying Jujitsu, Sensei Kano began developing his own techniques, with the idea of reforming the art in that beside for self defence, development of body, mind and character is as equally important, and he believed the techniques should be based on scientific principles. He believes that irregardless of your opponent size, you could overcome a bigger and stronger opponent than you by through these scientific principles and thus the Judo philosophy was developed. In 1882, Sensei Kano setup his martial arts school, the Kodokan, at the Eishoji Temple.
It is a great self defense activity to get fit as it involves overcoming your opponent irregardless of his size. This means you must practice with as many people of various size and strengths to adapt to their defence and attack. A Judoka (judo practitioner) must first learn to break falls before practicing the throwing technique to ensure he does not injured himself during the throw.
Judo is an Olympic sport
Judo is very much like a social sport. You get to practice with your opponent which is your friends, get to make friends and learn to respect your opponent when you practice with your opponent. Mentally, Judo is similar to a game of chess. Your opponent and you may know all of the moves with each of you trying out all your skill to unbalance the other party to in position for executing a throw.
If you are keen on learning Judo, we offer the following:
• Judo for adults
• Judo for kids
Benefits of learning Judo
• To be able to defend yourself in critical situation
• To be able to land safely (break fall) and avoiding injuries
• Increases strength and agility
• Develop discipline
• Builds stamina and endurance
• Helps in relieving stress
• Improve situational awareness and concentration