Judo is a martial art that consists of throws, sweeps, holds, joint locks and chokes used for Randori (free play) and self-defense. It involves training the mind and body as well as general fitness.
No, we have students of all ages and recognize that competitions are not for all students. Our goal is that you have fun, develop fitness and self-defense while learning Judo.
One of the key features of Judo and similar martial arts is throwing. We teach you how to properly fall to protect yourself while training and in a realistic situation.
Judo is not based on strength, but on breaking the opponent's balance. Once their balance is broken it becomes much easier to throw them.
All students are encouraged to attend these functions even if it is only to observe and support your fellow students. Although by participating you have an opportunity to test your skills and learn new ways to apply and/or improve your skills and techniques.
Testing of a students' skills and knowledge are based on several factors; there is a minimum time requirement between each promotion, class participation is important, each student progresses differently and your Sensei will know when you are ready.
No, Jefferson City Judo Club has memberships in the Amateur Athletic Union Sports Organization and the USA Judo Organization. Memberships to these organizations is not required unless the student wishes to compete in events sanctioned by the respective organization.
The basic cost of the AAU membership
Adults - $29 per year
Children - $14 per year (extended coverage is available for an additional $2)
USA Judo membership is $75 per year.
Membership costs are determined by the individual organization and are subject to change.
The AAU membership period runs from September 1st through August 31st.
AAU does not pro-rate their membership.
USA Judo membership runs for a full twelve months from the date you paid.
Again memberships are not required unless you intend on competing in sanctioned events by the respective organization.
Contact us: 573 - 301 - 1738
Stop by on Monday or Thursday
1102 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO. 65109