Judo is derived from Jujutsu. It was created by Professor Jigoro Kano who was born in Japan on October 28, 1860 and who died May 4, 1938 after a lifetime of promoting Judo. Mastering several styles of jujutsu including Kito-Ryu and Tenjin-Shinyo Ryu in his youth he began to develop his own system based on modern sports principles. In 1882 he founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo where he began teaching and which still is the international authority for Judo.
The name Judo was chosen because it means the “gentle or yielding way”. Kano emphasized the larger educational value of training in attack and defense so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from. He eliminated some of the traditional jujutsu techniques and changed training methods so that most of the moves could be done with full force to create a decisive victory without injury. The popularity of Judo increased dramatically after a famous contest hosted by the Tokyo police in 1886 where the Judo team defeated the most well-known jujutsu school of the time. It then became a part of the Japanese physical education system and began its spread around the world. Dr. Kano, President of the University of Education, Tokyo, dedicated his life, studied these ancient martial art of Jujutsu and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo.Judo is derived from Jujutsu. It was created by Professor Jigoro Kano who was born in Japan on October 28, 1860 and who died May 4, 1938 after a lifetime of promoting Judo. Mastering several styles of jujutsu including Kito-Ryu and Tenjin-Shinyo Ryu in his youth he began to develop his own system based on modern sports principles. In 1882 he founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo where he began teaching and which still is the international authority for Judo.
At Primal MMA we practice safe judo and soft throwing, especially with our kids groups.
With our Gracie Jiu-jitsu classes we typically start our students from the kneeling position to start until they can properly break fall with out injury. This is where the Judo class becomes so important teaching the basic break falls and rolling falls techniques. Then moving on to proper foot work for takedowns which are essential in a real fight to get the fight on the ground where our jiu-jitsu can be used.
Our American Freestyle Karate program is not your every day sport karate. We don’t bounce around in heavy sparring gear only to try to barley touch each other for a point. We have a Cobra Kai mentality when it comes to our style. Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy. We practice full contact Freestyle Karate. What’s the difference between sport karate and our system? Our style is self-defense based only. No sport application MMA application involved. Its what ever works. We combine our Judo, Muay Thai, Gracie Jiu-jitsu, American Karate and Jeetkwankido together to make our Freestyle System. Its not just a stand-up striking system, we employee linear striking, with joint locks, and takedowns and even a ground system. We do teach some traditional karate blocks and strikes to help build muscle memory however we don’t teach kata. Just no need for it in a self-defense system. Our promotions are not based on how many Kata you can perform, its based on the knowledge of the material and how you can apply it in a real survival situation. How you preform them in a training situation in class will be how you will perform the technique in a real fight. So, we practice all of our techniques with control for the most part, but we do use real pressure. This style complements all of our other programs as well as helping out with your physical fitness. The class is designed to not only teach you a great martial skill, but also to get you in shape with many boxing, and kicking drills, along with body weight exercise and bag and mitt work.
American Freestyle Karate