Judo is a sport for everyone, young, old, for both boys and girls. Judo classes are already available for children from 4 years. During the judo lessons the judoka's learn not only the techniques but also roles, falls, resistance, norms and values and is therefore an extremely good sport for young children. Everyone sometimes falls or comes into contact with physical contact during various other sports. That is why judo is also a good secondary sport.
Thousands of judokas practice the judo sport in the recreational atmosphere with great enthusiasm. In addition, judo is also an Olympic competitive sport.
Who does not know our Olympic medal winners Anton Geesink, Wim Ruska, Henk Numan, Ben Spijkers, lene de Kok, Theo Meijer, Mark Huizinga, Claudia Zwiers and Jenny and Jessica Gal.
Many judokas are active in competitive sports. They try to throw each other on the mat with a judo village or get their opponent under control with the help of a ground technique. A judoka uses the power of his opponent to overpower it.
Judo was developed by Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) from the traditional Japanese martial arts Jiu-Jitsu.
Judo was not just a sport for the pedagogue Kano. He regarded it primarily as an educational method.
ear Judo teaches you to deal positively with aggression. Judo is also civilized. Without hurting your opponent, you learn to overpower him or her.
One of the most important statements of Jigoro Kano is:
Judo can only be learned by doing it!