Hollywood Judo Dojo

Hollywood Judo Dojo

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hey if anyone that's immune compromised or work in a hospital and needs help with getting groceries let me know. I can drop it by your door the next time I go for a grocery run.
Shout out to you guys - I enjoyed having practice at Hollywood judo be a part of my time in LA. Thank you to you all!
Hollywood Judo Ladies,
You might be interested in this. It is a women's camp. I go most years and it is a lot of fun. San Jose July 19-21.
Hollywood Judo Dojo open mat Randori tomorrow Saturday 2pm-3:30pm
For only three days, May 18th, 19th, and 20th, Vadim Starov is coming to LA to give a seminar! He is a high level trainer of system spetsnez, Russian martial arts. If interested, we would love to see the Academy there. Sign up online today or stop by the day of and buy tickets! Seminar will take place at Lions TKD Academy: 15222 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 www.systemaspetsnaz.com
Last day to register!
REVISED

Professor Jigoro Kano

1) JUDO & EDUCATION
by
Brian N. Watson
Over a century ago, Japanese jujutsu men from various ryu or schools, often competed against one another and sometimes fought boxers and wrestlers in thuggish prize fights, similar to today’s MMA. Participants suffered injuries in these barbaric bouts and occasionally, according to early Kodokan instructor *Sakujiro Yokoyama, even death. Jigoro Kano, after becoming an expert in jujutsu himself, soon lost interest in furthering such brutality and seemed to believe that if a student gained expertise solely in martial arts, it was neither sufficient nor conducive to the development of appropriate character. He therefore wrote extensively and made great efforts to CIVILIZE martial arts by creating non-violent forms that if taught as he envisaged, could have positive influences, by having a balanced effect on one’s character. He achieved his objectives to some extent, and as a result jujutsu, with its unsavory reputation, largely lost its former appeal. In Japan’s schools, police dojos, and naval dojos, Kodokan judo, a safer martial art, along with kendo came to be widely accepted by the authorities from the early 1900s as a suitable means of physical training for both adults and especially schoolchildren.
Mainly through Professor Kano’s persistence, Japan’s varied martial techniques, chiefly those of jujutsu and kenjutsu, were transformed into non-violent activities and as a consequence, the name endings were changed from jutsu ‘technique’, or perhaps ‘violent technique’ to dō ‘way’. Kano, ever the academic, regularly lectured in the Kodokan and encouraged his senior students to lecture in his absence on the ‘way or path’ he believed students should follow in life. His altruistic aim seems to have been to persuade judo students to concentrate not only on the cultivation of a healthy physique but also on the attainment of a virtuous mindset, or in other words, focus themselves on becoming judoman-scholars.
Although judo has in modern times become a regular Olympic sport, judging from the letter that Kano wrote to Gunji Koizumi in 1936, Kano had an ambivalent attitude with regard to this outcome. Moreover, he discouraged judo training merely for sporting prowess, medals and fame. He was much more obsessed on seeing his students pursue judo training as a means of personal cultural attainment, which he hoped would help further the expansion of a responsible citizenry.
In keeping with Kano’s emphasis on such objectives, over the past decades many Japanese judomen have had distinguished careers both in business and in academia. As an example, two Kodokan black belt holders in particular who undoubtedly exemplified Kano’s teachings in full measure became Nobel laureates. Ryoji Noyori, a 1st dan, past president (2003-2015) of RIKEN Physical and Chemical Research Institute, achieved the 2001 Chemistry Nobel Prize, and Shinya Yamanaka, of 2nd dan grade, gained the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine. This specific honor was in recognition for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into stem cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any cell in the human body. Yamanaka’s achievement therefore has fundamentally altered the fields of developmental biology and stem cell research.
Another judo black belt holder worthy of note is famed French astronaut Thomas Pesquet who on February 11, 2017 broadcast from the International Space Station the following message that has been translated from French as follows: ‘If you are a judoka or simply passionate about judo, you know how much practicing of our sport, and our discipline is based on essential values through judo. These values have made me the man I am today, and I do my best to apply these values in my daily life and to transmit them to the youngest generation. Here, for example, in the International Space Station to work in extreme conditions is sometimes dangerous. It is good to know what courage and self-control are, and as we work as a team, respect and friendship are essential values to the crew in space as on the tatami. Judo is more than a sport; it is a school of life. I wish you a great tournament (Judo Paris Grand Slam, February 11th & 12th 2017) in Paris.’
In closing, a quote from Kano made in *The Ideal Judo Instructor, reads as follows: ‘They (judo instructors) should have detailed knowledge of physical education, teaching methods and have a thorough grasp of the significance of moral education. Finally, they must understand how the principles of judo can be, by extension, utilized to help one in daily life and how they themselves can be of benefit to society at large.’
Brian N. Watson
Tokyo, Japan
March 4, 2017

References:
The Father of Judo, Kodansha International, 2000, 2012
IL Padre Del Judo, (Italian) Edizioni Mediterranee, 2005
Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano, Trafford Publishing, 2008, 2014
* (Judo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano Page 69, The Ideal Judo Instructor)
Memorias de Jigoro Kano, (Portuguese) Editora Cultrix, 2011
Kodokan Dictionary of Judo, Foundation of Kodokan Judo Institute, 2000
The Fighting Spirit of Japan, E.J. Harrison, The Overlook Press, 2000
* (Chapter V1, page 65)
(This report may be sent to others. My only request is that no alteration be made to the text. B.N. Watson)
Is the dojo open tomorrow, Saturday @1:30, for competitors? I was hoping to come in and lift some weights.
Please join us! Remember to pre-register.
Thank you again for all your training help and hard work! See you in 2017.

Judo is a martial art that was created in Japan by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. Hollywood Judo has been around sense 1932. At Hollywood Judo Dojo, we encourage students to develop mentally and physically through training hard as individuals and as a group.

Judo also emphasizes the importance of ones internal growth - building good relationships between fellow members and to be a positive influence to society.

Operating as usual

05/20/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo May Newsletter

05/19/2022

Congratulations to Will for passing his brown belt 1 kyu exam last night.

05/18/2022
05/18/2022

New Hollywood Judo Dojo hoodies. Available in the office.

05/18/2022
Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/16/2022

We also honored Sensei Gary with giving him this plaque. As a thank you for everything he has done for Hollywood Judo Dojo.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/16/2022

Yesterday we celebrated Hollywood Judo Dojo 90th anniversary. Here are some photos from the festivities.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/16/2022

Hollywood Judo represented at the Golden State Championships with Will taking Gold , Alexis takes Bronze, and Brian winning the Masters and also placing 3rd in Seniors. Well done !!!

05/13/2022

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

05/13/2022
Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/12/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo workout and team shirts available in the office $15. New Hollywood Judo Dojo Hoodies $25.

05/10/2022

New Hollywood Judo Dojo Hoodies $25. Available in the office of the dojo. All purchases are donations to Hollywood Judo Dojo.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/09/2022

Some photos from the past Saturday afternoon randori.

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

05/05/2022

FREE SATURDAY OPEN MAT RANDORI

05/04/2022

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/04/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Jose on earning his orange belt last night. Congratulations on your accomplishment.


Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 05/02/2022

Some photos from today's three club scrimmage with Hollywood Judo Dojo, Sawtelle Judo Dojo and Goltz Judo.

04/27/2022

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

04/26/2022
04/26/2022
04/25/2022
Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/25/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

04/21/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo workout and team shirts available in the office $15

04/21/2022

FREE Saturday afternoon Randori at Hollywood Judo Dojo 3 rounds tachiwaza 1 round newaza 4X. Must be a current member of one of the three Judo federations USA Judo, USJF or USJA.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/18/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

04/17/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate David on receiving his yellow belt yesterday.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/16/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Milan on earning his orange belt this week. Congratulations on all your hard work. It is well deserved

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/11/2022

Saturday afternoon open mat randori at Hollywood Judo Dojo. FREE every Saturday 2pm.

Fees: Adults, Teens & Kids $40/month
Drop in Mat Fee $10 a class

Adult advanced classes 12 and up
M-W-F 7pm

Adult beginner classes 12 and up
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 11:30am

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/09/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Matthew on passing his brown belt (3rd kyu) test last night. It has been a long time coming. Congratulations and well deserved.

04/05/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo April Newsletter

04/04/2022

We at Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Kaley and Corey on their belt promotions this past weekend. Kaley on receiving her orange belt. And Corey with getting his yellow belt. Congratulations to both of you.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/03/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Tim on receiving his Nindan (2nd degree black belt) yesterday from USA Judo. Congratulations on all your hard work paying off.

04/03/2022

Sofia, who often travels from Sweden to practice at Hollywood Dojo and compete for us .., won Gold at the Swedish National Championships yesterday U18 category. Sofia is only 14,,,Hollywood Dojo Congratulate Sofia , what a great achievement!!!

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 04/02/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Sensei Erick on receiving his Sandan (3rd degree black belt) last night from USA Judo. Congratulations and well deserved.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 03/28/2022

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post

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3929 Middlebury St
Los Angeles, CA
90004-2208

Opening Hours

Monday 7pm - 9pm
Tuesday 6pm - 7pm
7pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm
Friday 6pm - 7pm
7pm - 9pm
Saturday 11:30am - 1pm
1pm - 2pm

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