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.
Monday 6:30p - 8:30p
Thursday 5:30p - 6:30p
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.
Wednesday 6:30p - 8:30p
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.
Thursday 6:30p - 8:30p
MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques. A mixture of traditional martial arts and non-traditional techniques can be used in competitions. MMA rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. The MMA class at Snyder Dojo has a stronger focus on striking, but is greatly complemented by the submission grappling class.
Tuesday and Friday 6:30p - 8:30p
Hai Hai Undō is a judo-influenced fitness class for women only that will improve your core, cardio, strength, and balance. We will keep you moving, so expect to have fun, work hard, and be challenged. Our Hai Hai Undō workout will help build a stronger, healthier you. Class size is limited because it is a baby and toddler-friendly class. (You should be at least 8 weeks postpartum)
Thursday 9:30a - 10:25a
Retired judo 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, so you do not have to be thrown during class if you are not comfortable.
Thursday 2:00p - 3:00p