FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Does Judo Teach Discipline
A: All sports teach discipline whether it is soccer, gymnastics, chess or playing an instrument. Learning to listen to and trust a coach builds confidence and discipline.
Q: Where does judo originate?
A: The Olympic sport of judo comes from Japan, however We do not require Japanese rituals such as bowing to the mat, and we refer to the moves in English terminology.
Q: What does it take to get on your competition team?
A: You have to pass the Competition Test, which consists of one forward throw and one counter throw ONE PIN.
Q: If you make the Competition Team are you required to go to competitions?
A: Absolutely not. you will earn the Blue Line Judo Competition Team patch and you will know that if you ever wanted to compete, you are qualified to do so.
Q: What other expenses are there after I sign up for a one month or three month block?
A: You need a judo suit, so if you have one or want to get your own that is great. We sell judo suits for $50-$60 at the club. You will also need to sign up for AAU insurance, it is $14 a year and comes up in August for renewal.
Q: HOW IS JUDO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MARTIAL ARTS?
A: JUDO INVOLVES THROWS, SUBMISSIONS, AND PINS. THERE ARE NO KICKS, PUNCHES, OR STRIKES OF ANY KIND.