JUDO

Judo, or the “gentle way,” is a martial art created by Jigoro Kano in 1882. The essence of Judo is to use your opponent’s energy against him, without having to exert unnecessary amounts of force. Unlike striking martial arts, Judo focuses on a closer range of fighting. This range leads to dynamic throws, sweeps and trips, as well as, transitions into various submission grappling techniques like holds, joint locks, and chokes.

JUDO AS A WAY OF LIFE

More than just competition and sport, Judo is a way of life. The two pillars of Judo philosophy are “Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort” and “Mutual Welfare and Benefit.” Judokas not only apply these principals to Judo, but to everyday life.

MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY WITH MINIMUM EFFORT

The principle of maximum efficient use of power is the foundation of Judo. Power, in this sense means both mental and physical power. Simply put, it means to make the most efficient use of your and the opponents power against him, utilizing leverage and off-balancing, together with your opponent’s size, aggression and momentum, to throw him to the ground.

MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY WITH MINIMUM EFFORT

The principle of maximum efficient use of power is the foundation of Judo. Power, in this sense means both mental and physical power. Simply put, it means to make the most efficient use of your and the opponents power against him, utilizing leverage and off-balancing, together with your opponent’s size, aggression and momentum, to throw him to the ground.

MUTUAL WELFARE AND BENEFIT FOR ALL

In Judo, this means practices are not always combative, but cooperative and intended to train the body to apply techniques in a non-aggressive way so that the body and mind can learn how to do these techniques easily and efficiently. It is not the purpose to injure your opponent. In Judo, your opponent becomes your partner to learn, whether in a competitive tournament or in the academy to practice.

BE A CHAMPION

Judo is one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world today. Its efficiency and combat pedigree has made it ideal for sports, where it’s been part of Olympic competition since 1968, and for modern self-defense needs. Sensei Kelly (8th dan) is one of the most well respected and well-known Judo instructors in Connecticut and beyond. Today, we continue to teach Judo for sport, as well as self-defense.

BE A CHAMPION

Judo is one of the most widely practiced martial arts in the world today. Its efficiency and combat pedigree has made it ideal for sports, where it’s been part of Olympic competition since 1968, and for modern self-defense needs. Sensei Kelly (8th dan) is one of the most well respected and well-known Judo instructors in Connecticut and beyond. Today, we continue to teach Judo for sport, as well as self-defense.

JOIN OUR FAMILY

Evolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Judo program incorporates expert instruction in traditional techniques, randori and open mat training. We are a tight-knit group of like-minded people who have a lot of fun and laughs.

A typical class will last 1 hour and will include a warm up, instruction and live sparring. The instruction comes from high-level instructors, who teach various concepts, footwork, body mechanics, off-balancing and throws.