Judo is a Japanese martial art that grew out of Jujutsu and was established as a combat sport by its founder Jigoro Kano in 1882. As a martial art and Olympic sport Judo emphasizes throwing techniques and pins, though it also makes use of submissions. The traditional discipline and training mentality of Judo has had an enormous impact on both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
Attire: Regular practice of Judo requires a uniform known as a gi. There are several brands on the market, but be sure you get one made specifically for Judo (or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) as the cut, fit, and materials are different from other martial arts' uniforms. Judo can also be practiced without a gi (sometimes referred to as 'Submission Grappling' or 'No-Gi' Jiu-Jitsu). When practiced in this way, a rash guard and board shorts, grappling, or MMA shorts are the typical attire.
We have gis, shorts, and rashguards available, or can order them for you if out of stock. For your first class, any comfortable clothing such as shorts or sweats are fine.
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