Welcome to the Mornington judo siteMornington Judo Club is part of the Mornington Youth Club structure and was established over thirty years ago. Over the years it has developed into an active, family friendly club for adults and kids. Through Mornington Judo Club, many players have excelled their Judo to become National champions, international representatives, and Oceania medalists. And the club is proud of all of its players and their achievements.
Parents are welcome during all Kidís Judo classes and the first Judo class is free.
New members are always welcome. If you or your children are interested in Judo please come down and meet us.
Mornington judo club is a member of Victoria Judo Inc.
What is Judo?Judo "is a martial art, combat sport, and philosophy which originated in Japan. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Judo as compared to many other martial arts is that the primary goal in a Judo competition is to throw one's opponent to the ground; kicks, punches, and other strikes are not allowed in Judo competition or sparring (known as randori). Judo was founded by Dr Jigoro Kano in 1882. The sport became the model for the modern Japanese martial arts, gendai budo, developed from old koryu schools. Practitioners of judo are called judoka". (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo)
Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games in 1964 and is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. People practice Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, and for many other reasons. But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it.
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