Why Judo America?

There are many reasons Judo America is San Diego’s Premier Training Center. We’ve been serving San Diego since 1972 under the longest active coach in the county. Our Director of Coaching is USJA Master Coach Gerald Lafon, 6th degree black belt. He’s an internationally recognized coach and blogger who believes in innovative, unorthodox and modern coaching methods.

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Free Trial

We understand that you have many choices within the Martial Arts world. Why pay good money and get half a Martial Art, when you can practice Judo and get a complete, standing and ground grappling art? Judo is the most popular Martial Art in the world. Let us show you the benefits of Judo training for both children and adults. Call us now to set up your Free Trial appointment.

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Why Judo?

There are many choices for you or your child when it comes to a sport or martial art. So why Judo? Judo is the original mixed martial art. It’s a complete grappling art with standing techniques (throws and takedowns) as well as ground grappling techniques (pins, chokes, armbars.) Participants progress at their own speed. There are no bench warmers, so everyone is on the mat.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Basically Just Judo?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu looks just like Judo, because it’s Basically Just Judo. When Mitsuyo Maeda, a.k.a. “Conde Koma”, began teaching Carlos Gracie in Belem do Para, Brazil in 1917, he was teaching Jigoro Kano’s Jujitsu direct from the Kodokan in Japan. The name “Judo” was not popularized until 1925.
 

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Judo: an investment in your child’s future

Parents want to know why they should pay good money for a martial arts program?  Besides the obvious self-defense skills martial arts teach, the most important reason to invest in a martial arts program is because an awesome program like ours at Judo America can cure many of issues that plague today’s “entitlement” and “entertainment” generation.  This is what your investment in Judo gets you:

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