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The Asahi Judo Club
was established in 1967, and is the only city affiliated Judo
club in the region.
As well as recreational Judo classes, and AsahiFit classes, our members can join our successful competitive program that sees athletes routinely
winning medals at National Championships, as well as competing for Canada as members of the National Team.
(We offer classes for 4yr olds and up)
||Why you should practice Judo...
Judo is an Olympic sport. Training helps improve fitness levels, balance, coordination and flexibility.
(additionally, Judo practice burns 400-500 calories per class).
The throws, holds, and submission techniques involved in judo provide an effective form of self-defence, as well as decreases the risk of sustaining serious injury in
other sports as judo teaches people how to fall safely.
Judo is good for the mind as well as the body. Age specific rules ensure everyone builds self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for oneself
and others, as practising techniques, in and of itself, involves a great deal of mutual trust.
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||Judo vs BJJ
Ultimately there really isn't a versus between these arts... Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo
ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo
knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.
For competitive athletes in either discipline, it would be a mistake to ignore the obvious strengths of the other.
This makes cross training a common and valuable practice for all.