Professor Jigoro Kano, the founder of the modern form of Judo
What is Judo?
Judo is a highly dynamic Olympic sport that will increase strength, stamina and agility. Judo also combines the discipline of ancient martial arts with the flare of modern, fast-paced sports. Although the term had been in limited use during the Tokugawa era, Judo in its modern form was founded by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882, during the Meiji period. Both an art of self-defense and a sport which has enjoyed Olympic recognition since 1964, Judo is practiced in almost every country in the world. Judo, which derives from Jujutsu, rests upon the principle of turning an opponent's strength to one's own advantage and overcoming by skill rather than by strength alone. Although not the only strategic element, a primary principle of Judo is that of taking advantage of aggressive force by giving way rather than resisting it--hence the terminology "soft" or "yielding" way.
Judo Classes at Meara's Martial Arts
At MMA, we offer a number of different Judo classes. We are proud members of USA Judo. Our instructors have over 40 years of teaching experience.
Kids' Judo is offered to children 7 years of age & under.
We also offer Youth Judo (for children over 7 years old), as well as Adult Judo classes.
Open mats are currently available Fridays from 730PM-9PM.
Contact Rick for more details about our Judo programs.