Judo breaks down into ju (gentle) and do (way or path) or “the gentle way”.
Judo was developed in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, with the opening of the prestigious Kododan Academy in Japan. It was designed as a sport, adapting and modifying the throws, ground control, and joint locks from Japanese Jujitsu, but leaving out the striking techniques in order to make it safe for all practitioners. In 1964 Judo became an Olympic Event, and it is currently the second largest sport in the world, in number of practitioners, the number one sport being soccer.
At Midtown MMA Houston, we offer Judo classes taught by World Class Judo Blackbelts! The judo techniques taught at our dojo are a strong advantage to have if you are a serious competitor, wanting self defense, mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiujitsu fighter or just in it to learn. We are more than your average MMA school, we keep tradition and each art separate. Our love for the art of Judoka and passion for competition keeps our team strong!
Is training in Brazilian Jiu jitsu have you comfortable on the ground but not standing? Come to our Judo class! Are you only pulling guard in tournaments? Come to our Judo class! Do you have what it takes to get the sweep? Come to our Judo class! If you are ready to take your grappling game to the next level then it is time to join our Judoka Club!