Freedom Judo - Where Champions Are Made. Our mission is to help our students succeed both on and off Judo (柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.
At Freedom Judo, students will learn more than just the sport of Judo...they will learn skills that will benefit them both on and off the mat. We Build Champions!
Operating as usual
Sensei Gene sees all!
Proof that Judo is out of this world!
Dear Judo Fans! Follow the preparation of Thomas Pesquet, French Astronaut of the European Space Agency. Thomas is a black belt judoka and he will go to Space at the end of 2016: http://www.intjudo.eu/News/cikk3762
More about Thomas Pesquet: http://thomaspesquet.esa.int/
It's Meme Monday!
Not our Sensei, he wouldn't do that. Or would he? ;) LOL
It's time for !
Paris Grand Slam hosts Fédération Française de Judo have won 11 Olympic judo gold medals.
Can you name their champions?
Throwback Thursday, 2010. The Freedom Judo Gang in all their glory!
It's Waza Wednesday!
You know what day it is!
"I'm king of the world!!"
Did you know THIS Friday is the Pre-Registration Deadline for the Lone Star Classic 2016?? You can pre-register thru mail or online. Join us for our silver anniversary!
Throwback Thursday 2008. Judo Myth #137: Judo classes are only for boys.
It's Meme Monday!
stop it sensei, you're making me blush
Throwback Thursday, July 2008. The face of Freedom Judo.
Throwback Thursday 2008. Judo Myth #109: Judo classes are always serious.
It's Waza Wednesday! Koshi-waza (hip throwing techniques) include Hane goshi (Spring hip throw) and Harai goshi (Sweeping hip throw)
Inspiration for our judokas
10th Dan Keiko Fukuda,
Last Student of Jigoro Kano, passes
Keiko Fukuda, the first woman awarded the rank of 10th dan in judo, passed away yesterday in San Francisco. She was 99.
“This is a dream come true,” Fukuda said in the summer of 2011, shortly after she was awarded judo’s highest rank by USA Judo, the national governing body for the Olympic sport in the United States.
Fukuda’s first reaction was “total surprise,” according to her caretaker, Shelley Fernandez, interviewed at the time. Then came a sense of great pride, “especially knowing that this promotion would help women’s judo,” Fukuda told Fernandez.
The last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, Fukuda had separated from tradition as a young woman, choosing to train in judo under Kano rather than marry.
Fukuda eventually followed Kano’s wish that she and other students teach judo around the world. She came to the United States to do just that in 1966. She became a leader in women’s rights by example and voice, forcing away the ceiling that had prevented her from ascending in rank sooner.
Fukuda’s life is the subject of a documentary, ”Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful.” Go to the website for trailers to the film at http://www.mrsjudomovie.com/film/the-trailer/
USA Judo will report details on services as soon as they are available.
By Ernest Pund, USA Judo Communications
It's Meme Monday, first one of 2016...it's going to be a great year at Freedom Judo!
Made your New Year's Resolutions yet? How about some Grappling Goals!
It's Waza Wednesday! Te-waza (hand techniques) include Tai Otoshi (Body Drop) and Ippon Seoinage (One Arm Shoulder Throw).
It's Meme Monday!
Wishing a Merry Christmas to the best judokas ever!
The Force is strong.
New rules for 2015
It's beginning to look a lot like Judo!
Appropriate meme for this week.
nothing easy is worth aiming for
Happy birthday to the founder of Judo, Kanō Jigorō! Without him, the characters jū (柔) and dō (道) would mean nothing but "gentle way." But with him, Judo means a way of life to judoka around the world.
It's Throwing Technique Tuesday! Nage-Waza, the Japanese term for a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground. Throws usually involve a pulling and rotating motion, the one performing the throw usually stays balanced on their feet - standing techniques (tachi-waza). However regularly when performing the throw both fighters finish on the ground. Certain throwing techniques called sacrifice throws (sutemi-waza) involve putting oneself in a potentially unfavorable position, such as on the ground, in order to execute a throw.
What day is it? It's Meme Monday!
Flashback Friday...way back! Can you name the throw?
Judo...better than any dance routine!
I still like to say it is a "beautifully aggressive" sport
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