What is Judo?
Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr. Kano, President of the University of Education ,
Tokyo , studied these ancient forms and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into
what is now the modern sport of Judo.
Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games in 1964 and is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today.
People practice Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, and for many other reasons.But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it.
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 Judo choking technique. Judo emphasizes safety,
and full physical activityfor top conditioning. Judo is learned on special mats for comfort and safety.
Judo is unique in that all age groups, both sexes, and most disabled persons can participate together in learning and
practicing the sport. Judo is an inexpensive, year-round activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life.
Many people over sixty years of age enjoy the sport, as well as very young boys and girls.
Judo develops self-discipline and respect for oneself and others. Judo provides the means for learning self-confidence, concentration, and leadership skills, as well as physical coordination, power, and flexibility.
As a sport that has evolved from a fighting art, it develops complete body control, fine balance, and fast reflexive action. Above all, it develops a sharp reacting mind well-coordinated with the same kind of body. Judo training gives a person an effective self-defense system if the need arises.
My Goal To raise the level of competitive judo in Arizona!
Sensei's Rich Moss, Dave Faulkner and Yahya Houssni
All Currently Training at SouthWestJudo.com
145 West Broadway Road
Suite 8, Mesa, Arizona 85210
Arizona Judo Tournament Saturday May 21
Grand Canyon Summer Games
2011 Download Forms Here www.ArizonaJudoBlog.com
starts at 10am. Arizona Christian University. 2625 East Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
please contact Kevin Scarbrough 623-297-6245 or Shawna Scarbrough 623-217-0534 BuckeyeJudo.com
Arizona Judo Tournament June 4th 2011
Southwest Judo Open
June 4th 2011
59 E Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85210