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Judo is fun and rewarding at Worcester Judo Club!
Whether you are a youngster or adult looking for fun and fitness or a serious judoka looking for that winning performance, we cater for your training needs. Our Dojo consists of a permanant mat area 12m x 9m for training and competition. Facilities inside the dojo include, weights and changing rooms. We offer a full programme and structure to bring them through from beginners to become top players. We offer training from top coaches at our club. We provide gradings and support for competitions locally, Nationally and Internationally. All coaches are volunteers and give up their time and skills to help others at no cost.
Judo is an ideal sport for all ages, males or females and attracts
very many disability groups. The club currently teaches several judokas with visual impairments. Confidence and self-esteem are enhanced as a player progresses through the ranks and the very nature
of the grading system ensures that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with effort. The grading system also ensures that regardless of their skill level all Judo players can actively
compete with players of similar ability and hence they have a reasonable chance of emerging victorious.Everybody who starts judo begins as a white belt. By learning throws and hold-downs, you
progress to red belt and then onto yellow belt and through the grades until you achieve the coveted black belt.
Because of the potentially dangerous nature of the sport, throwing your opponent with approved techniques to the mat to score an Ippon (full 10 point score) strict discipline is essential and great importance is placed on safety, hygiene and etiquette. Safety is controlled by the contest rules, which are constantly updated to exclude harmful actions – this allows Judo to be practiced in a spirited manner without undue risk of harm or injury. Hygiene is essential due to the close physical contact between players and Judo etiquette instills respect, modesty, politeness and general social skills on all participants.
The moral benefits of Judo are a direct result of the transition from martial art to what Kano termed “Do” or “way of life”. Kano added a strict code of ethics and a humanitarian philosophy to his system. His Judo instructors and students were expected to be outstanding examples of good character and honest conduct. Combat outside of the training hall or behaviour that brought shame to the school would lead to suspension or even expulsion.
Naturally players are taught to fall in such a manner that they land safely, great emphasis is placed on mastering the several methods of break falling since this gives players the confidence to participate fully. It is also possible to score Ippon by pinning the opponent to the mat for a period of twenty-five seconds. In addition to the sought after Ippon, smaller scores are given for less successful throws and hold-downs broken before the twenty-five second limit.