Welcome to Asahi Judo Club!
Why you should practice Judo
Judo is an Olympic sport, and judo training helps improve fitness, balance, coordination, and flexibility.
You can burn 400-500 calories in a judo class!
The throws, holds, and submission techniques learned in judo provide an effective form of self-defence, and also decrease the risk of sustaining injury in other sports as judo teaches you how to fall safely.
Judo is good for the mind as well as the body. Age-specific rules ensure you build self-confidence, self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others - practising judo techniques with others involves a great deal of mutual trust.
Judo vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Ultimately there really isn't a versus between these arts...
Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie and Luiz França by Mitsuyo Maeda and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentation, practice, and adaptation of the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.
For competitive athletes in either discipline, it would be a mistake to ignore the obvious strengths of the other - cross training is a valuable practice for all.