What is Judo ?

Judo is a tremendous and dynamic martial art that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.


  • Judo does not involve kicking, punching, or striking techniques of any kind.

  • Judo does not involve the application of pressure against the joints to throw an opponent.

  • Judo involves no equipment or weapons of any sort.


Judo is a rigorous and demanding physical activity. The practice of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental physical fitness in a number of ways, such as the development of strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. The practice of active attack and defense helps develop reaction time, coordination, and overall physical self-confidence. Judo students become physically bigger, stronger, and faster through their practice of judo.


Judo students also learn valuable social skills, and build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with others. Through judo, people are able to develop friendships and integrate socially almost anywhere. Regardless of the towns you visit, in your home country or elsewhere, there is bound to be a judo club, or dojo, where you will be welcomed.


There are many reasons why people choose to participate in judo, some of these reasons include:


  • Fitness

  • Fun 

  • Social Activity

  • To learn a new skill

  • To take part in competitive sport


At One and All Judo we are able to cater for anyone who wishes to partiicipate in judo for any reason whether it be just for fitness or whether they want to compete in competitions.