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.