Mutual Benefit & Welfare
Whether you are receiving the technique or practicing the throw, in judo every participant is learning equally.
& Minimum Effort
The creator of judo was a small, 5 feet tall man of small build, yet he was able to throwing even the biggest of partners. Judo is about achieving the largest amount of work but using the smallest amount of force.
Judo is practiced all over the world, it is an olympic sport but also available in it's classic form known as "Kodokan Judo". At Leon County Judo Club both practices are exposed.
To the left is Jigorō Kanō, a Japanese educator, athlete and the founder of Judo. It was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Nowadays, Judo is the most widely practiced sport after track and field in The Olympic Games. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking among members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kanō include "Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort" (Sei-ryoku Zen-you ) and "Mutual Welfare and Benefit"
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