Dr. Jigoro Kano, founder of Judo
In 1882, Dr Jigoro Kano developed the art of judo. It was developed from an ancient martial art jujitsu. Judo, translated from Japanese, means the ( Gentle Way.) Judo is not about punching and kicking your opponent. In Judo we subdue our opponents by throwing them to the mat and then pinning them. In many of the matiarl art, a student does not complete the technique (punch or kick) because completing the technique would injure the opponent, sometimes seriously. In Judo, we learn self-defense techniques and overall endurance and flexibility training.
•Judo training takes place in a formal atmosphere with an emphasis on etiquette and self-control as well as physical ability. Training generally is divided into the practice of basic techniques and sparring.
•Judo is a Japanese martial art involving a wide range of throws, joint locks, and takedowns. Judo does not focus on punches and kicks, but rather on how to deflect the impact of punches and kicks.
Head instructor Yves Thaddee Boyogueno started training in the sport of Judo over twenty years ago. Yves comes to us from the Country of Cameroon where he played on the National Judo team. Sensei Yves has been teaching Judo for over 7 years. Some of his accomplishiments are:
3 Dan Judo black belt
Formally on the Cameroon National team
Many time Junior and Senior Cameroon National champion
Named Best athelete in his Sport (Keystone State Games 2007)
2 time Pennsylvania State Champion
2nd place, 2007 Maryland Open
and many more
Head Instructor Yves Thaddee