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Our Youth Judo class is taught by Senseis Scott Moore (Godan) and 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.
Class times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:00pm
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 masters national champion Greg Sadar and 1st degree black belt and BJJ brown belt Jay Fisher, 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 class.
Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
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.
Class times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm; Fridays 6:00 – 7:30pm; Saturdays 9:30 – 11:00am. Open Mat Sundays 11:00am – 12:30pm.
Judo for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
Denver Judo is strongly involved with the US Paralympic Judo program and is happy to accept individuals 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 the blind and visually impaired.
Visitors are always welcome and we encourage you to try a few classes before you join! For more information contact us at 303.591.5963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.