SAGA Combat     George White

Instructor George White  
[Brazilian Jiujitsu]



What is Judo?

Judo is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. It was created out of several schools of Japanese Jujitsu by Jigaro Kano. Its most prominent feature are techniques, where the point is to throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by executing a choke. Although strikes are acknowledged in Judo, they generally aren't practiced outside of kata.





Why Learn Judo?

Like karate, everyone learns for different reasons. Its a fantastic self defense art which allows smaller weaker defenders to slam their attacks into the ground and a wonderful competitive style with tournaments held all over the country and world. Its also a wonderful tool for fighters seeking to learn how to put their opponents on the ground quickly.

What is the sport aspect of Judo?

Judo is an Olympic sport and has competitions all over the country that students can complete in. It is also a fantastic addition to MMA and Jiu Jitsu fighters in their competitions.

What can I expect in a normal class?

Expect a warm up with a healthy dose of stretching, followed by a short period of calisthenics and break fall practice. Once we are all warm and flexible, we proceed to the day's lesson. Each class has a period of Randori (free grappling) to keep our Judo in fighting form.


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