Judo To Better Your Life
Judo was created to meet all the aims of physical education while teaching students to effectively defend themselves using a minimum amount of force. As a result Judo makes the body strong, useful and healthy while building character through mental and moral discipline. Judo is a “holistic” martial art that, among other health benefits, can burn over 700 calories an hour, improves your mind, physical strength, balance, coordination, motor skills, and conditioning. Not only that, we teach it so that you benefit during your day to day life at school, work and home by improving confidence, focus, discipline, self-esteem, motivation, and success.
Judo - Maximum Efficiency
Judo is an Olympic sport and a system of Physical Education. People all over the world are coming to recognize that Judo offers all the positives of other martial arts; confidence, discipline, self-defense, agility, flexibility, and focus—without teaching students to kick and punch or to be aggressive. Instead students learn to avoid or outmaneuver their aggressor through escapes, throws, and grappling. These skills are embodied in the guiding principle of judo: "Maximum-efficient use of power." Power in this definition means both physical strength and mental power. Judokas learn to subdue and control, not injure their aggressors.
Judo - Competitive or Recreational
Judo is practiced all throughout Alberta, Canada, and the World. As a result there are many opportunities for students of all ability levels to challenge themselves through competition. Judo tournaments are held throughout the season and are a fun and exciting way to make new friends, improve your skills, and test yourself. For those that are not interested in competition, Judo is an excellent recreational sport that can stimulate the mind and improve your physical health while promoting positive moral values, self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall well-being.
People of all ages are opting for the Olympic sport of Judo over other martial arts for the above reasons and because Judo, as with other Olympic sports, is structured and standardized through international, national, provincial and regional regulatory and governing bodies.