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Judo, meaning "gentle way" is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or 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) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū “traditional schools”. The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Judo practitioners are called judoka.
Anglo Japanese Judo & Ju-Jutsu Association
The Anglo Japanese is the oldest Judo and Martial Arts Association in the UK, founded by Kaoru Mishiku Sensei in 1929. Mishiku Sensei was a master of Judo, Ju-jutsu and Kendo, and a graduate of the Sekai Butokukai, which was the premier Martial Arts University of Japan. Click here for the History of the Bu’sen.
The form of Judo practised by our club is Kyo Shin Do, which is not merely a style of Judo, but a philosophy, laying great emphasis on safety, discipline and the building of confidence.
Costs and Fees
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- Private one to one and small group classes can be booked at reception in blocks of four.
- Costs vary between £60 to £120 for a private 75 minute class depending on instructor.
- There will be an additional cost of £20 for each additional student. Four students maximum.
- 24 hours notice required prior to a cancellation.