Judo became an Olympic sport in 1964 with a strict set of rules to ensure safety. Judo training can be applied for self-defense, competitive sport, fitness, recreation and fun. Throwing, grappling techniques utilizing hold downs, arm locks, chokes and striking techniques are all taught.
Judo utilizes all the muscles in the body and all the energy systems helping to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, speed, power and aerobic and anaerobic cardiovascular fitness. Judo instills discipline, concentration and self-confidence with respect for others and proper etiquette is emphasized.
Level of Difficulty Low to High