About Judo

Judo (meaning "Gentle Way") was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (left) and was the culmination of many years of study of the traditional Samurai martial art of Ju-Jitsu.  Kano took what he considered to be the most effective methods from many schools of Ju Jitsu and removed the practices that he felt could cause injury to practitioners.

Kano saw Judo as more than a martial art, sport or exercise programme - he believed it was a way of creating "mutual welfare and benefit" for all those that practiced it.

Judo uses throws (nage waza), ground grappling (ne waza), holds/ pins (osaewaza), joint locks (kansetuwaza) and strangles (shimewaza), all practiced on special mats (tatame) for safety.

Judo entered the Olympic games in 1964 and has spread world wide to become the popular sport that it is today, practiced by men, women, boys and girls, of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities.

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Judo in Maidstone Judo Maidstone, Judo in Kent, Judo Kent, Judo near Maidstone


Judo in Maidstone Judo Maidstone, Judo in Kent, Judo Kent, Judo near Maidstone


Judo in Maidstone Judo Maidstone, Judo in Kent, Judo Kent, Judo near Maidstone

Judo in Maidstone Judo Maidstone, Judo in Kent, Judo Kent, Judo near Maidstone