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!
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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 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

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/30/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Bernardino on receiving his Orange belt today.

10/27/2022

FREE SATURDAY OPEN MAT RANDORI.
With USA Judo, USJF or USJA membership

10/26/2022

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

10/24/2022

27th Anniversary Mojica Club Invitational
Sunday, November 6, 2022 – 8:00 am SHARP!!!

https://www.nankajudo.com/event/mojica-judo-tournament/

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/24/2022

Don't forget to register soon for the Grassroots Judo Winter Nationals & Clinics @ Azusa Pacific University. Hollywood Judo Dojo sensei Philippe will be teaching a coaching class for it on Friday.

Attached is the schedule for Friday's coaching and reffing Clinic.

https://smoothcomp.com/en/event/8427

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/20/2022

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

10/20/2022

FREE SATURDAY OPEN MAT RANDORI.
With USA Judo, USJF or USJA membership

10/16/2022

Charles Carpenter of Hollywood Judo takes Gold in a Brazilian JuJutsu tournament in San Diego . Big congratulations from all of us . Go, Charles!

10/13/2022

Reminder there will be NO Saturday RANDORI this weekend

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/12/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo hard at work on the mat hard. Special thanks to David Oh for some great photos.

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

10/11/2022

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

Youth classes 6 to 12
Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm

for and

10/11/2022

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

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

for and

10/10/2022

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

10/06/2022

FREE SATURDAY OPEN MAT RANDORI.
With USA Judo, USJF or USJA membership

10/06/2022

Coming soon and being streamed live on twitch @ https://m.twitch.tv/tatamitalk/videos

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/06/2022

The IJF Senior World Judo Championships starts tonight.

https://www.ijf.org/

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/05/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo on the mat doing some Tachiwaza and Newaza training. In the adult and teens beginner's class.

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

10/04/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Pamela on receiving her black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Clube Jiu Jitsu. Congratulations from all of us at Hollywood. In getting your second black belt in another grappling martial art.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 10/03/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo Board today at the Hollywood Japanese Cultural Institutes 75th anniversary party.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 09/28/2022

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

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 09/27/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo on the mat doing some Tachiwaza and Newaza training. In the adult and teens beginner's class.

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 09/25/2022

Thank you to everyone. That came out yesterday to help out with the dojo cleanup. With everyone's help it was done in about a half hour. Thank you all again for coming and caring about where you train at.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 09/21/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo hard at work on the mat hard. Special thanks to David Oh for some great photos.

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

09/19/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Simon on receiving his yellow belt and Scotty on getting his orange belt. Congratulations to both of you. On taking one more step forward in your Judo journey.

Samohi senior Taira Sakamoto participates in international judo competition - Santa Monica Daily Press 09/13/2022

Samohi senior Taira Sakamoto participates in international judo competition - Santa Monica Daily Press

Hollywood Judo Dojo's Tiara had a great article written about her in the smdp on the smdp website. About her competing in international Judo competitions.

Samohi senior Taira Sakamoto participates in international judo competition - Santa Monica Daily Press Taira Sakamoto, a senior at Samohi, had never been to Europe until last month, when she traveled to the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina with her dad to compete in the Cadets World Judo Championship. Sakamoto, who has been doing judo since the age of five, qualified for the competition by placing s...

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 09/12/2022

On 9/11, Nanka held a tournament at Westminster High School . 450 participants that span over 12 hours.
Hollywood participated mainly with first time competitors from our youth class and a few seniors. We took home a mixed bag of medals. This was a great learning day for these kids that had never competed before. An emotional day for the parents too.
We are proud of our Hollywood kids, they fought hard and they will be back again .

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

HOLLYWOOD Dojo students attended DARCEL YANDZI's 3 day clinic in West Covina. Lots of interesting drills and 100 different people to practice with. A great event.

09/01/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Peter on receiving his green belts last night. Congratulations on this accomplishment on your Judo journey.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/30/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Kaley and Sheila for earning their green belts last night. Congratulations to both of you well deserved.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/29/2022

Today at Hollywood Judo Dojo we had our end of summer BBQ. As well as celebrating one of our teen members birthdays. A fun day of hanging out talking and enjoying each other's company.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/25/2022

TAIRA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CADETS
Taira competed today at the World Championships for Cadets
in Sarajevo. She dominated her first opponent from Greece
and won by Ippon with strangulation. In her second match she
fought the world's number 2, and did her best, but eventually lost.
This is the first time that Hollywood Dojo has a member representing
the USA at a world championships. Taira is very talented and the
future looks promising. This time was a great experience for her.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/24/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo Classes
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

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/22/2022

Today's adventure was the Nikkei games at Cypress College in Orange County.
Not our best day and not our worst, Hollywood attended with 5 teams, and came home with 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. The shining star of today was Adrian who is visiting us this week from Germany.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/14/2022

Sofia takes Gold at Green Hill International in Stockholm. Congratulations from all of us at Hollywood Judo.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/10/2022

The passing of Gene LeBell is indeed sad news. He was a member of the Hollywood Judo Dojo when he won the National Heavyweight Judo Championship in 1954 and in 1955. And he also won the Grand Championship in both of those years.

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 08/08/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo Weekend adult and teens Beginners Class Tuesday Nights and Saturday Morning.

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 08/01/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo Beginners Class
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

Photos from Hollywood Judo Dojo's post 07/31/2022

Hollywood Judo Dojo would like to congratulate Javier and David on earning their orange belts yesterday. Congratulations to the both of you on accomplishing another goal.

Videos (show all)

FREE SATURDAY OPEN MAT RANDORI.With USA Judo, USJF or USJA membership
Hollywood Judo Dojo Friday Technique Night.
Taira's Black Belt Promotion
Russlan's Judo Demonstration
Newaza Turn Over
Uchi Mata
Ashi Waza

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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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