Friday, May 8, 2015

Self Defence and Judo #SportsColiseum
Fernando Lachica2:13 AM 22 comments






Self Defence and Judo #SportsColiseum

Judo is a form of martial sport originated from Japan. It was created by Jigoro Kano with self-defence in mind; hence the name translates "Gentle Way." The purpose of this sport is to restrain your opponent through a series of powerful and elegant throwing techniques and dynamic groundwork such as arm locks and strangles. This sport has been widely advertised and introduced as a suitable self-defence art for women in America, the very first classes being for women only.

Whether the Judo techniques inclined towards impairing movement rather than attacking were taken into consideration or the fact that Jigoro Kano was known to have been a thin sickly teenager was the reason why the Judo advertising campaigns were targeting women is not clear, but judo was considered for a long time a women only sport in the western countries. In the meantime however, this sport has become very popular among people of all ages and genders. In fact, Judo is a preferred sport for children because of its focus on character development and morality.

Nowadays, you can take up judo in many parts of the world including Australia, as its popularity skyrocketed after becoming an official Olympic sport in 1964. If you wish to practice judo, you will be pleased to learn that you will find a great number of reputable instructors ready to help you learn not only how to defend yourself, but also to gain self-confidence and strengthen your spirit.


Judo has always been an art of mystery, because of the easiness with which people get thrown to the ground, not to mention how fast they get up without showing any signs of injury. Considering the fact that falling is associated with injury, seeing someone fly in the air and fall to the ground only to jump up on their feet a second later is thrilling and amazing in many ways. While judo focuses on throwing techniques and ground work, falling is the first thing you learn during judo classes. People find this sport surprising and interesting because of its elegant, yet dynamic movements. Judo techniques are good for self-defence because of the sense of power you attain while training. You become capable of restraining someone with a larger build than yourself and this confidence shows.


The world outside is full of dangers and judo offers people the power and determination to win against all odds. This sport teaches you that you can always get up after falling down; that no matter how grim the situation and even when your feet and arms are locked you can always rely on your own strength to escape. Self-defence is not only about gaining the power to fight off your attacker; it is also about getting rid of the victim mentality. You will learn how to avoid getting cornered and how keep your calm during any kind of situation. Armed with what you have learned and the experience you attained during judo training, you can protect yourself and your family from harm more easily.





Source: Scarlet Lenoir@GoArticles
About The Author Fernando Lachica A freelance writer, marketer and blogger; graduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Colegio de San Agustin - Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. Worked in Dubai City and Riyadh City as Operations Manager of Chain of Restaurants. My first novel book entitled; OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER (OFW): THE GAME OF LIFE Facebook and Twitter

22 comments:

  1. when i was younger, i was actually influenced by a HK drama on judo and wanted to pick up this sport! But because back then, judo wasn't that popular (compared to taekwondo), I didn't managed to find any classes... and the thought eventually wore off.... heh!

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  2. Judo is a good skill to learn. I tried to encourage my son to take up Judi classes, but he wasn't interested.

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  3. Judo has always been a curious martial sport for me. And what made things more curious is how a classmate of mine in college was a member of the Judo club in our university. Couldn't fathom how she fared with her guy teammates, given that she's petite.

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  4. I've always wanted to learn judo but just recently signed up for jujitsu which I think is very similar.

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  5. It's really a long time dream for me to know judo for self defense reason. But I didn't know how to start. We are only living in a far away island and there's no judo expert here.

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  6. Judo is one of the sports I wish I got for my PE in college. It's just so cool, not to mention, useful for self defense! :)

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  7. Judo, a Japanese self-defense against bullies, aggressors, attackers, has attracted when I was a kid for there was a Judo mini-school in our place. It was very interesting on how the master manipulated the technique to throw an opponent. Now it becomes a sport. At this far, I don't have any knowledge on how it is played as a sport.

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  8. I have always wanted to learn Judo, but because I'm a girl, my dad was totally against it. Nowadays, both boys and girls can benefit from being skilled in the art of Judo. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I forgot when was my first time knowing about Judo. However, it is many years ago thing. You have reminded me there is such sport like this.

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  10. Woosh...this is definitely a good form of sports, exercise and self defense... I wished I had learnt that when I was younger so that I can use it for filming!

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  11. I was looking into karate (totally different to Judo, I know!) when I was younger but never went forward with it - great sports, high energy, tactical and something completely different!

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  12. Among the Japanese martial arts, I am more interested in karate or kendo than judo. Judo is a lot like wrestling, and I do not like that too much.

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  13. I love such martial arts like kung fu,judo,kick boxing,jeet kune do....I am a big fan of all these sports event,so nice to go through with it man.

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  14. Ah, I should have try this contact sport, but I prefer kasi Tae-Kwon-Do. more legs actions. But judo is good.

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  15. i never thought of trying judo nor watching it. but i always hear "i know judo" in films haha

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  16. This article comes just in time - I am suppose to be helping out with media relations at the upcoming Asean Games, and guess what I will be attached to the Judo sport (Which I Know Nothing about!) So thanks!!

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  17. My Mom wanted me to take Judo lessons when I was a kid. I found a million reasons to not take those lessons because at that time, I didn't think that it could be a girl thing + my built is petite. This is a great read though about the sport that my parents wanted me to learn. I now understand why they were being so persistent.

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  18. I always wanted to wanted taekwondo and judo but instead my mom enrolled me to ballet and dancing school back in the days, lol
    Judo is a great self defense technique

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  19. Agree with you, now days its quite dangerous out there. Too many snatch cases. It is better to learn some self defense in case we might need it.

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  20. I never learn any martial art before.. but judos sounds like a great choice!

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  21. I've always wanted to learn Judo for self defense but because I have scoliosis, I had a hard time getting in; I needed a doctor's approval and my doctor seems to not allow me due to the condition of my spine. Anyway, this is a must-learn for women especially with all these crimes happening around us.

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  22. Maybe two years from now I will have a class for one Martial arts. I would love to try the Judo.

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