Judo was established in 1882 by Jigoro Kano and has roots in the ancient Japanese art of Jiu Jitsu. Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu look similar until looking closer at their origins and specific techniques.
The objective in Judo is to subdue or immobilize the opponent using thrusts and strikes with hands and feet, however, inclines to keep the focus of fighting on the feet. When Mr. Kano created Judo, it was intended to be a sport to be used in schools to promote national pride, safe competition, and physical fitness. His original curriculum consisted of 64 techniques extracted from Daito Ryu Jujitsu.
Mr. Kano became obsessed with martial arts training and the scientific approach to the techniques. He wanted to establish a discipline that could be practiced as a sport, so he removed some of the Jiu Jitsu techniques and focused more on moral and mental training. Mr. Kano succeeded in developing and promoting Judo training on a worldwide scale.
As in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Judo also teaches submission holds and techniques, although they are administered quicker and use different leverage moves than BJJ. BJJ requires patience to wait for opportune timing and is considered a grappling art. Judo is more of a takedown art and uses leverage for hip throws and other moves to put the opponents on the ground.
Judo and BJJ are both extremely popular martial art techniques worldwide. Breakaway Jiu Jitsu in Newport News, Virginia, now offers Judo classes if you sign up for Jiu Jitsu training. Start your training with us and realize a whole new world of fun and friendship. Or continue your training here if you have recently moved to the area! We would be happy to be part of your martial arts journey.
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