Judo Port St Lucie
Training in this art style takes time and dedication, especially if you train for a spot in the Judo Olympic team. When you train at the right place, it becomes so much easier for you to progress. You will notice that when you learn this martial art at our Brazilian Vale Tudo Martial Arts and Boxing Gym in Port St Lucie. Learning the arts of Gracie Jiu Jitsu or BJJ, Boxing and Russian Sambo is key in becoming a talented mixed martial arts fighter. Mastering elements of other martial arts disciplines can improve your skills and increase your fighting arsenal in a self-defense situation, sport Judo, on the streets or in the MMA cage.
Learning essentials of Judo can radically increase a regular person or mixed martial arts fighter’s chances of winning a fight. Judo is a Japanese martial art created by Jigaro Cano. The word Judo means the “gentle way.” It has more than 67 throws and variations. The object in Judo is to use certain moves, to throw an opponent to the ground and then hold them down with a pin, armlock, choke hold, or any other submission. Punches and Kicks are a part of Judo, but only some schools teach these. Some gyms only teach Olympic style, which lacks the strikes of Judo. In mixed martial arts, the Judo moves can be used freely and also most strikes. Prior to WWII this martial arts was a complete fighting system. Here at Judo Port St Lucie we focus on the sport aspect of Judo.
Judo Port St Lucie Techniques
The primary focus in Judo is takedowns, throwing and groundwork. To take your attacking opponent from a standing position, which is where all self-defense confrontations begin, to the floor. Judo uses falls, like forward fall, backward fall, side falls, throws, rolls, hold downs also known as pins, submissions also known as joint locks and strikes in a quest of the throw and the submission.
In Judo, there are two main phases of the fight, the Nage Waza or standing phase, and the Katame Waza ground phase. In the Katame Waza, opponents try to throw each other down to the ground. Some submission holds and joint locks can be used in the Katame Waza, but these are often hard to execute and lots have been banned in Judo competitions. Judo practitioners are skilled in takedowns with submissions following up after their throws.
Strikes are not allowed in Judo competition because they are certain to injure the opponent, but they are highly used in self-defense. Here at Judo Port St Lucie we focus on the sport aspect. In the standing part of Judo, the main goal is on throwing the opponent to the mat or tatami. When you perform the throw in a proper way, this will place the fighter that threw the opponent in a dominant position. With the amazing throws from Judo when a perfect throw is executed, an opponent body will have a slight shock of impact once they hit the ground after the throw, thereby causing him to submit.
Judo, while a martial art, became a competitive sport during the last century and many gyms have gone away from teaching the “real” arts that offer a lot more moves then they are allowed in competition. Judo was introduced to the Olympics games in 1964. As a sport, Judo has weight classes and rules of the competition were in the street, you never know how big or small your opponent may be.
Training Judo Port St Lucie and MMA
Skillful Judo player have competed in mixed martial arts bouts and have achieved success, people like Ronda Rousey, Karo Parisyan, Hector Lombard and many more. When training for MMA, adding the Judo techniques can really give you an edge in the fight. Those competing in the sport of MMA, see learning Judo as part of a Brazilian vale Tudo Self Defense System program and really advantageous to their end goal. Why not get all the benefits of learning judo at our Mixed Martial Arts Academy location at Port St Lucie, Florida. Call us NOW for a FREE Trial 772-626-6500.