The skills acquired through Judo training carry over into every other realm of life.
Judo is a modern martial art derived from Jiujutsu. However, its principles of physical, mental, and moral pedagogy were extended to create a “gentle way” to face off against an opponent. It uses grappling, pinning and throwing techniques in competition, which call for a constant adjustment of movement and strategy, while remaining constantly aware of each opponent's integrity. Concepts that are central to the philosophy of Judo include the idea that one should apply minimum effort with maximum efficiency to achieve the upper hand while acknowledging the importance of mutual welfare and benefit for both opponents.
In Judo, it is also imperative to accept the possibility that “softness” can win over “hardness.” Ultimately, a seemingly weaker opponent can overtake a more rigid one by throwing them off balance through this softer technique. The skills acquired through Judo training carry over into every other realm of life, providing young people with a lasting strategy for dealing with many of the obstacles that life throws their way. These are the tools that shape the confident, determined, empathetic and vibrant members of our community today and the future leaders of tomorrow. The respect shown to our opponent after each bout is a symbol of the respect we should hold for everyone, regardless of who wins and who loses.
International Judo Center
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