What is Judo?

Judo is mainly known as a martial art or sport but was always intended to be a way of moving, cooperating, living and knowing with “Ju” (Gentleness) as a guiding virtue.

Judo was formulated from Jujutsu schools who taught lethal combat techniques. Jigoro Kano was the founder of Judo. He refined Jujutsu techniques into an art form that was safe to practice in the dojo and on the competition mat. Throwing and falling are essential aspects of Judo practice. However, pinning, locking and strangling techniques are also taught. Judo training is intensive and rapidly improves strength, fitness and agility.

Zenyo Judo is a new club founded by Damon Ellis at the Melbourne Budo Academy. Damon has trained and competed in Judo for 15 years in both Australia and Japan.