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Judo one of the best martial arts for self defence and fitness

Why Judo is one of the best martial arts for self defence and fitness?

There are many benefits of Judo, beginning with self-defense. When you combine physical activity, self-defense skills, spiritual development and peace of mind together, you’ve got the makings of a great activity that will not only keep you fit but that will also keep you motivated.It’s a full-body workout, where your core and your grip will get the most of it

Judo for getting fit?

If you ever get sick of god old routine of cardio, cardio, cardio and more cardio for weight lost or and getting back in shape, find local judo club and join the party.

best martial arts for self defence and fitness

Judo is a great way to learn self-defense techniques, get a great workout, and lower everyday stress levels. While at the judo practice you will be an a way forced to learn variety of skills involving balance, coordination and effective motion. In addition to this you will learn to how to fall to the ground safely. All of the above contribute to yours improved physical and mental state, through self-confidence, trust, self-discipline and respect for yourself and others which are embedded in judo. 

Judo has a very sneaky way of making you work out. Repeating the moves and falls during practice is very good cardio. Combat practice is definitely a high intensity activity. During the whole class you’ll end up using ALL your muscles, even the little ones.

Add proper nutrition tho this workout regime and then after you adopted judo ways your body will start to change, muscles will pop up here and there, fat will start to turn to muscle.


Judo for self defense

Judo contains no punches and no kicks it is concentrated around throws chokes and armbars.

How can Judo be any good for self defense if i can’t hit back?

Why punch someone attacking you when you can break his arm? Have you ever seen MMA? There are a lot of judo elements in Mixed Martial Arts, just look at any of Fedor Emelianenko’s matches  you’ll see him use Judo and Sambo to dominate opponents.If you want to hit people, judo mat isn’t the place to be. But stick around you will learn that you do not need to break your attacker’s arm to defend yourself.
During Judo training you will stumble upon judo kata and you will throw strikes in this pre arranged fight scenarios designed to practice defending against strikes and show off the potential of judo.

 You will get thrown on the ground a lot!

In fact, probably at every training session there will be a small portion dedicated to falling properly so you don’t get injured and it’ll hurt less when you get taken down. And if you throw someone attacking you to the pavement it is no joke, I mean you have just hit someone upside the head with planet earth, serious injury is coming his way.

There is whole section of judo dedicated to self defense and it is encapsulated in Goshin Jutsu Kata and Kime No Kata.

Goshin jutsu represents a form of judo self defense displayed in two sections unarmed and armed one.

And Kime No Kata contains two set of techniques both sets contain defenses for armed and empty-handed attacks.


Now get your’s judogi on, burn some excess fat, reshape that body, and get prepared for anything street can and will throw a you but he most significant part, have fun doing it. In the end who knows maybe you become a black belt.


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