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JudoJudo

British Judo Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
bja@britishjudo.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 631670

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Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What is Judo?

Judo is an dynamic combat sport represented in the Olympics.

Judo is an unarmed Olympic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. It was founded by Jigoro Kano in Japan in the 1880s and has grown in popularity to become one of the most popular individual sports across the globe. Judo translates into English as "the gentle way".

Judo is the only martial art currently a part of the Paralympics. Visually Impaired or 'VI' Judo is a specially adapted form of judo for individuals with visual and other impairments.

Two players (called judoka) compete against each other on an 8m x 8m matted area for up to 5 minutes with the player scoring the most points winning the contest. Scores of varying degrees are awarded for throws, holds and more, with the coveted "ippon" score ending the contest. If the scores are level at the end of the 5 minute period the contest goes to 'golden score' with the first person to score any point winning the contest.

Involvement

Judo is a fantastic way to:

1. Get fit and build strength

2. Increase flexibility and mobility

3. Learn discipline and respect

4. Learn a new skill

5. Build new friendships

6. Increase confidence and self-esteem

7. Learn in a supportive environment

Campaigns

National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.