Thoughts on Judo – I Digress


Here’s your opportunity to share your experience with judo…maybe something you’ve learned along the way and want to share with others. Anything goes….the benefits of judo, the bonds between judo players, your love of the sport, etc.

Head to the bottom of this page to post something….it will be reviewed and then posted.

I’ve started with a few thoughts of my own…..Faith

When I was young, seeing my brothers do judo, I wanted no part of it.
I thought it was too violent and too physical.
Many years later, I was tricked into doing judo and found out that I loved it.

Memo to self – try something out before you decide if something isn’t for you!
Something to Think About #1

“To me, Judo is like ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers knock each other down.”
-Jack Handey

Check out this highlight video of judo throws from the 2019 World Judo Championships.

Judo “dancing” doesn’t get better than this!
Something to Think About #2

Here’s a clip of one of the fiercest ladies to ever do judo….Ryoko Tani

(45) Ryoko Tani The Best – YouTube

When I grow up I want to be able to throw like her!!

And if I had children I would want them to throw like her! As far as that goes, even a guy would be proud to throw like her……
Something to Think About #3

Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, talked about two kinds of judo: small judo and big judo.

Small judo is concerned with only techniques and the building of the body.

Large judo is mindful of the pursuit of the purpose of life: the soul and the body are used in the most effective manner to improve himself or herself and contribute to bettering society.
Something to Think About #4

The goals of Judo:

Maximum efficiency with minimum effort.

Mutual welfare and benefit.

Self improvement.
Something to Think About #5

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