Judo, meaning “gentle way,” is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport that originated in 1882. In 1964 judo also became an Olympic sport. It’s most prominent feature is its competitive element. The object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground or use a grappling maneuver to immobilize or pin one's opponent. One can also force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or applying a choke. Judo is about controlling the situation, not injuring your opponent.
Tuesday 6:30p - 8:30p
Thursday 6:30p - 8:30p
The beginner’s class focuses on self-defense but the big-picture focus is on mat work. The gi is the martial arts uniform worn during this class. The goal of Jiu-Jitsu is to make one's opponent submit by applying a chokehold or joint lock. In tournaments, one can also win by earning points for securing dominant positions on the mat.
Saturday at 4p
Submission Grappling focuses on mat work but is practiced without a gi (martial arts uniform). The goal is to make one's opponent submit by applying a chokehold or joint lock. In tournaments, one can also win by earning points for securing dominant positions on the mat.
Monday 6:30p - 8:30p
This class is meant for out senior population. It provides the benefits of judo, but at a slower, easier pace…but not too easy! It is about learning to fall safely before you need to, while working support and stabilization muscles and strengthening your core. Any contact exercises are fully cooperative.
Thursday 4:00p - 5:00p
We will be offering some new and classes now and again.