Judo was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano and means the “gentle way.” Don’t be fooled, however, by the term “gentle.”
Judo can be an intense sport, a wonderful form of exercise, and can be adapted to serve as an effective form of self-defense. In creating Judo, Kano drew techniques from Jiu Jitsu that could be safely used and subscribed to the principle of Seiryoku-Zenyo, meaning maximum efficiency through minimum effort.
The objective in Judo is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with an armbar or a choke. Although Professor Kano died in 1938, Judo has since spread rapidly around the world. Judo was included in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.
Fort Lee Judo is affiliated with the Renzo Gracie Fort Lee / TEO BJJ program, established in 2010. Fort Lee Judo supports the local community by promoting the health benefits Judo offers, both mental and physical, to children and adults.
Judo not only focuses on building physical fitness, but it also improves focus, develops positive attitudes about sports in general, and increases self-esteem, self-discipline, self-respect, and courtesy toward others.
The Fort Lee Judo instructors welcome all and are looking forward to helping all our members achieve their goals.