Judo | Katy | Houston

Judo | Katy | Houston
Judo Class:

At Revolution Dojo, you will learn judo from real judokas who have years of competition and teaching experience. Many Judo schools are kata based and dont have any ground skills. At Revolution you will get judo that works for Judo, BJJ or self defense.

History of Judo:

Judo was created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro a traditional JuJitsu student who simplified the fighting style to focus exclusively on momentum and leverage based defenses. Judo focuses on throws and take downs resulting in the opponent’s immobilization through forced holds and submissions. Judo competitions exclusively focus on hand and feet combat although traditional study may include weapons defenses derived from the Judo’s Samurai JuJitsu foundation. Judo was initially known as Kano Jiu-Jitsu which later became Jiu-Do before it’s current spelling and definition “way of gentleness.”

Practitioners of Judo are called Judoka. The white uniform is known as a Judogi with a colored belt used to indicate rank. Current reigning UFC MMA Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and former Pride Champion Fedor Emelianenko both have black belts in Judo.

Judo primarily focuses on throwing and ground fighting using a combination of initiation moves such as strikes, falls, hold downs, chokes, joint-locks and pin-downs. The goal is self defense using your opponents own movements and body weight. “Randori” style tournaments and sparring intentionally involves no kicking or punching and in United States competitions particular holds and locks are age restricted to ensure the safety of competitors.

Judo has also developed into am International sport since Kano first introduced the style at the 1932 Olympics games in Los Angles leading to the official Olympic acceptance in the 1964 games.

“Paralympic Judo” for the visually impaired is also a Paralympic sport at the Special Olympics.

The international organization for judo is the International Judo Federation (IJF).

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