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Kennedy Memorial Park-Hempstead, New York

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  • Student competition
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  • Mind, Body & Judo
  • Happy students make better students
  • Adult Students are welcome
  • When you fall down 7 times, get up 8 times.
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A Few Words About Judo

Judo originated in Japan in 1882 when its founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano, an educator and statesman, decided to transform the ancient art of ju-jitsu into a modern sport. Mixing ju-jitsu's techniques with western physical education ideals, Dr. Kano created a philosophical basis by which certain principles could be emphasized and learned through physical training.

The activity involves the learning of falling techniques (ukemi), throwing techniques (tachiwaza), and ground techniques (newaza).

As in all sports, judo has a strict set of rules that governs competition and ensures safety. For those who want to test their skills, judo offers the opportunity for competition at all skill levels, from club to national tournaments, to the Olympic Games. There are separate weight divisions for men and women, and boys and girls. Judo is regarded as one of the most respected martial arts in the world and as a sport is second only to soccer in popularity.



What Makes a Good Judoka

  • A good judoka loves judo and comes to practice regularly.
  • A good judoka takes good care of his/her body all the time.
  • A good judoka has a strong desire to win.
  • A good judoka accepts defeat graciously.
  • A good judoka watches his/her weight.
  • A good judoka pays attention to important things and takes no part in hearsay.
  • A good judoka is a good friend.
  • A good judoka honors his/her parents.
  • A good judoka is a good citizen.


The Champion

  • If you think you are going to lose, you most likely will.
  • If you think you are going to get hurt in practice, do not practice.
  • If you think you are outclassed, you are.
  • It is all mind over matter; if you have no mind, then it doesn’t matter.
  • Keep in mind that sometimes when you win, there will be people calling your effort “luck”. But, lunge and say to them, “luck is a bi-product of hard work”.
  • If you think your sport is boring, think again. Maybe it is you, the person that is boring. You get only what you put in.
  • Remember, it is all about you, no one else. You have to be sure of yourself before you can take on your foes.
  • Remember also, losers have excuses and winners have none. So the real losers are the ones who quit.
  • Lastly, remember that the strongest judoka does not always win, but the person in him/her is always a winner in life’s battle.


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