The principle of judo is to mentally and physically out- manoeuvre your partner/opponent. This involves using skilful moves and lays great emphasis on discipline and self-control.
There are many perceptions of Judo. However, judo bears no resemblance whatsoever to many of the martial arts it is associated with. We never kick, punch, hit or strike anyone at any time. It is also never the intention to hurt anyone in judo, hence the literal translation of “gentle way”.
Judo is an ideal sport for all ages, males or females and attracts many disability groups. Confidence and self-esteem are enhanced as a player progresses through the ranks and the very nature of the grading system ensures that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with effort. The grading system also ensures that regardless of their skill level all Judo players can actively compete with players of similar ability and hence they have a reasonable chance of emerging victorious
Visit www.britishjudo.org.uk for more information.