We offer Cincinnati Judo classes every week. Our classes are taught by professional instructors which have years of experience. Judo is a grappling art that is similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In BJJ most of the fighting takes place on the ground, whereas in Judo, most of the fighting takes place on the feet. This class teaches throws and takedowns that are useful in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu contest, since all fights start standing. Start your Judo training in Cincinnati today!

Judo ( meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.