Denver Judo offers classes in the martial art
and Olympic Sport of judo for every age and level!
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|Our Youth Judo class is taught by Senseis
Scott Moore (Godan), Heidi Moore (Godan).
The class is open to kids ages 6 -12 years.
Students begin with basic safety techniques
(falling methods) and progress to throwing
and grappling techniques. Students will participate
in local and national tournaments and to test
for advanced belt ranks. This unique class
focuses on the competitive aspects of judo
while instilling the values of self-confidence,
coordination, respect, and discipline.
|Fundamentals of Judo:
|The Fundamentals of Judo Class is open to anyone
13 years and older who would like to study
the art of judo. Headed by 1st degree black
belts Steeve Alvaro and Alyssa Zawack, the class focuses on learning
the basic principals of judo including ukemi
(falling methods), kumi kata (gripping), and
nage and ne waza (throwing and grappling).
Students will also be introduced to the basic
Japanese terminology and philosophy of judo
in preparation for graduation into the competitive
| Competitive Judo:
|This class is led by 3 time Paralympic Medalist
Scott Moore and 2 time Pan American and World
Team member Heidi Moore. This class focuses
on the techniques of competition judo with
the intention of training participants for
tournaments. This is a high-intensity class,
so expect a hard workout. Participants are
expected to participate in local and national
tournaments, and will be offered the opportunity
to test for advanced ranks on a quarterly
basis. You do not have to have judo experience
to attend this class, but it is recommended
that you take at least 1 month of the beginning
class prior to starting competitive practice.
|Judo for the Blind
and Visually Impaired:
|Denver Judo is strongly involved with the
US Paralympic Judo program and is happy to
accept invidiuals with visually impairments.
Judo is an excellent sport for the visually
impaired and the blind, as it relies largely
on one's sense of touch, balance, and timing,
and does not involve kicking or punching.
Only minor modifications are needed to allow
visually impaired individuals fully participate
judo practices and tournaments. Our classes
are open to visually impaired and blind individuals
on a fully integrated basis. Please watch
this video for more information on judo for
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What is Judo?
Judo, an Olympic Sport since 1964 for men and
1992 for women, is the most widely practiced martial
art on the planet. According to the American College
of Sports Medicine, Judo is the safest contact
sport for children under the age of 13. There
are no punches or kicks, judo uses throws and
grappling to control opponents. In competition,
matches are won by throwing your opponent to the
mat or by holding your opponent on their back
(pinning) to score points. Judo is a great form
of exercise that promotes physical fitness and
develops self-esteem, discipline, respect for
ones self and for others. Visit the Judo
Information Site for more information on Judo!