Judo is a martial art, combat sport and form of self-defense that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element. The object is to throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint lock or choke-hold. The philosophy developed for judo became the model for almost all modern Japanese martial arts. The worldwide spread of judo has led to many offshoots including Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our Olympic program is directed by judo black belts Mike Arcuri and James Delise. We are accredited by the USJF, USJA, USA Judo, and Kodokan Judo headquarters in Japan.