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'The best training for judo, is judo'

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What is Judo? Judo ("gentle way") is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. Judo includes throwing, hold downs and, for adults, arm bars and chokes. Today Judo is practiced as a competitive sport at all levels, or recreationally as a means of self-defence. Zanshin Dojo offers both competitive and recreational streams of judo.


KATA (forms) are pre-arranged patterns of attack and defence, practised for the purpose of perfecting judo techniques, and to preserve ancient techniques that are historically important. Knowledge of various kata is a requirement for the attainment of a higher rank.

RANDORI is "free practice". The aim of randori is to learn to apply judo techniques against a resisting opponent. Some time is spent learning standing techniques called tachi-waza, and some time spent on ground work, called ne-waza.
Updated: 10 Sept 2017
2010 -  Zanshin Dojo (Newfoundland & Labrador)TM was designed by Bob Davis 
and is a registered domain name with St John's Dojos