Judo was founded by Jigoro Kano in 1882 in Tokyo, Japan and has been an official Summer Olympics sport since 1964. Judo is best known for it’s spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and choking techniques. Judo emphasizes safety and full physical activity for complete conditioning. Judo is learned on special mats for comfort and safety.
Judo, which is translated as the “gentle way”, teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo.
Benefits of the Titan Judo Program
- Internationally benchmarked- the result of careful benchmarking against United States Judo Federation, France Judo (“FFJDA”), Judo Canada, the Judo Federation of Australia and the Kodokan Judo Institute (Japan), the Titan Judo Program utilizes the technical requirements developed by British Judo due to their focus on holistic sequencing of fundamental positions and gradual progression of movement patterns.
- Structured- targeted, goal-centric training to develop and master specific judo skills.
- Systematic programming- Programming revolves around cycled time horizons throughout the year to ensure skill requirements are measured, regularly reinforced, and aligned withspecific articulated Judo Road Map.
- Expert team- Our international coaches have years of competitive and management experience with the world’s most accomplished judo organizations such as the International Judo Federation (“IJF”) and Tokai University.
- Innovative and Holistic- What many people don’t realize is that judo is a comprehensive discipline that focuses on general welfare, physical and spiritual education, throwing, grappling, striking, and kicking. Although in recent times, Olympic judo has dominated the headlines, Judo is many things to different people. It is a fun sport, an art, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. It is all of these and more.This is why we are proud to offer freestyle judo- which includes techniques not used in Olympic Judo, as well as self-defense judo to ensure your skills can be appliedto real world scenarios.