The History of Judo
Judo, a derivative of jujitsu, translated as ‘the gentle way’, was created and developed by Dr. Jigoro Kano in Japan, in 1882. It became an official event in the Olympic Games of 1964, backed by judo fans and sports promoters globally. In Japan, judo isn't just about competition. It’s popular as a life long recreation for men and women, boys and girls of all ages. With a history of over 128 years, judo is considered to be, one of the most dynamic sports in the world.
The Benefits of Judo... According to Nick
"For me, I have always treated Judo as a sport and not a martial art. In sport, every exponent is unique in that it develops individuals and their personality, which is based on technical ability, body shape and conditioning. Skill is learnt techniques carried out during competition, under stressful conditions. It promotes self discipline, improves self-esteem and confidence (encourages the shy and bashful to become confident and tames the more highly spirited). This is based on the tangible physical attributes of this dynamic sport and allows for full committed play, in the safe knowledge that after combat, exponents will not harbour any ill thoughts towards each other. I do have a working appreciation of the other arts, but believe judo; with its fundamental principal of maximum efficient use of mind and body, provides an education and learning experience, in its own right to last a life time."
- The objective of eudo is to promote the study of Kodokan Judo and to maintain its high technical and ethical standards.
- To promote friendship, co-operation and harmony throughout the sport of Judo.
- To show that Judo is beneficial both mentally and physically as well as being an enjoyable recreation and means of self defence.
- To provide members with as many amenities and facilities as possible.
- To provide members with official grading facilities, licences, badges and registration.