New Westminster Judo Club

About Us

This sport comprises rigorous exercises, breakfalls, throwing techniques, submission holds and escapes. Since 1967 our Dojo has trained thousands of children, some becoming national and international competitors.

Judo, meaning “gentle way,” is a Japanese martial art and sport. Judo is best known for its impressive throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling using specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and choking techniques. The objective of judo is to apply the key principle—maximum efficiency, minimal effort—to the various movements. Practice is performed both individually and in partners. Judo is an activity that is enjoyed by males and females of all ages

Kodokan Judo comes to us from the fighting system of feudal Japan. Founded in 1882 by Prof. Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr. Kano studied these ancient forms and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques. Judo became an Olympic sport in 1964. Today, judo is practiced by more than 100 million people in more than 200 countries worldwide

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