What is Judo?

"Judo (wikt:柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a jud- Wikipedia

  • Judo is the most widely practiced martial art on earth, and is second only to soccer as the most practiced sport.
  • Judo is one of the safest sports for children under 13 (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Judo can be practiced by anyone, and at any age.
  • Some of the top MMA fighters today are former Judo competitors ( Ronda Rousey)
  • Judo teaches children self-discipline, respect, and helps to develop good coordination and balance.
  • Judo is a regulated sport, with local, state, national, and international competition

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Sensai Mateo Gonzalez

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Head Coach Old School Martial Arts Dojo

Trained with National Team in Spain
Bodyguard in Spanish Army
JuJutsu Black Belt
Florida Sunshine State Games Gold Medalist




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