Violet Crown Jiu Jitsu - Judo Classes

Violet Crown Jiu Jitsu Violet Crown Jiu Jitsu - Judo Classes

Focuses on Defense

Judo is a very unique martial art discipline. While many other forms of martial arts focus on striking, attacking, and overcoming an opponent using intense kicks and punches, Judo emphasizes defense. For example, in a Judo match, the martial artist aims to exhaust their opponent through grappling. Judo is softer, gentler, and more efficient in its use of energy and effort than all other disciplines. This martial art teaches moves and maneuvers that allow a smaller fighter to succeed against a larger and often stronger opponent. This distinctive element of Judo makes it ideal for self-defense, particularly among children and smaller individuals.

While people are impressed by the fancy kicks and punches of martial art disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo, they often underestimate the impact of Judo’s grappling, throws, and blocks. Judo is extremely strategic, preparing its practitioners well for fights that end up on the ground – a reality in many real-life altercations.

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Promotes Important Values

Our Judo classes are not just about overcoming an opponent or winning a medal. It has its very own moral code. This set of guidelines outlines how all Judo martial artists should live and behave – not just as athletes, but as people. The Team USA website states that this code includes values surrounding courtesy, courage, friendship, honesty, honor, modesty, respect, and self-control.

At Violet Crown, we believe that mastery in body and mind must happen simultaneously. We teach our students that to be successful, they must apply the Judo moral code to every single class, grappling session, and match. When martial artists are in tune with their emotions, can control their actions, and hold strong standards for themselves, their athletic performance will reach new heights. We push our students to take care of those around them, act with integrity, persevere through challenges, and learn from their mistakes. Thanks to these values, Violet Crown is home to an amazing martial art community, where all students are sure to thrive.