What is Judo?
Judo is a grappling martial that
comes from jiu-jitsu formed back in the day of
the Samurai Warriors, but does NOT involve
punching or kicking. Judo places emphasis on
throws, pins, and submission holds such as
strangles (+13 yrs only) and arm locks (+17
years only). From a standing position involves
techniques that allow you to lift and throw you
or opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it
includes techniques that allow you to pin
opponents down to the ground, control them and
apply various chokes, holds or joint locks until
Is Judo Safe?
Judo is among the safest of all contact sports.
As a martial art and Olympic sport, Judo is
governed by the International Judo Federation
(IJF), which has set strict safety guidelines
for competition. To ensure safety at North
Jersey Judo, all classes are held on IJF & USA
Judo approved mats and instructed by a USA Judo
certified coach. Most importantly however, we
are knowledgeable and always put safety first.
How will my child benefit from Judo?
Judo along with other martial arts can improve a
child’s mind and body when parents match their
kids with the right school and instructor. The
benefits of participating Judo includes
improvement in: school grades, self-discipline,
self-esteem, behavior at home, overcoming
shyness, self-control, fitness, coordination,
flexibility, listening skills, manners, and
skills in other sports. Judo is an activity all
kids can do equally.
In addition to receiving instruction in judo, we
address topics such as: dealing with bullies,
manners/etiquette, setting and achieving goals,
self-control, showing respect for parents and
teachers, the value and importance of good
sportsmanship on and off the Judo mat.
Why join North Jersey Judo over another martial
arts school near by?
There are very few martial arts facilities where
you can learn Olympic Sport Competitive Judo
like it's done at the Olympic level. The reason
for that is because the governing body of Judo
here in the US and around the world make it very
hard to obtain the level of black belt along
with being certified to coach Judo to kids and
adults. Most schools form small organizations to
be able to promote them selves or a network of
schools. If your a black belt here your a black
belt anywhere in the world in Judo. Ask your
self if the place your planning on attending has
those kind of credentials. At North Jersey Judo
every student will benefit by learning from a
Coach Certified USA Judo Instructor.