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With the event of mixed martial arts (MMA) becoming mainstream in the media, more and more people are looking to martial arts and self-defense classes as an alternative to the usual gym and fitness routine. At Judo America San Diego, we have been training in and teaching martial arts long before the media hype. Judo is the original mixed martial art! We proudly bring forth this tradition to new generations of martial artists by offering a variety of classes to our students.

The Judo America San Diego Plan: To Help You Achieve Your Goals.

Judo America San Diego teaches the full curriculum of Judo and Kano Jujitsu including throws, takedowns, extensive Kosen Judo ground fighting and submission training.

The students in our programs experience a number of life-changing physical and mental benefits.

You will find yourself more focused and competitive in both your business life and personal life. You will perform better, feel better, and overall, be better. All you have to do is get started to start seeing the benefits! Stop doing the same mindless exercises at the gym and start working out with a purpose.

Coaching Philosophy for the modern judoka

Within a few years of coaching, Coach Lafon became disillusioned with traditional training methods and began searching for a more effective pedagogical system. Fortunately, at an opportune time in his career he was greatly influenced by British “new Judo” innovator Geof Gleeson, whose ideas were introduced to him by American coaches Phil Porter and Bill Montgomery.

While Gleeson filled in many of the blanks and answered many of his misgivings, he was still not completely satisfied with the information that was available from within the Judo community. So he researched the more scientifically developed sports training programs throughout the world to confirm what he thought was lacking with traditional Judo methods.

After hundreds of articles, dozens of books, many discussions with progressive colleagues, and countless bouts of trial and error, Coach Lafon developed an effective training philosophy that revolves around the following tenets:

• Train the way you intend to perform
• Dynamic moving drills, not static uchi komi, to develop effective Judo skills
• Gymnastics skills to prevent being scored upon
• Early study of effective international Judo rather than reliance on classical Judo
• Use of situational drills to mimic actual situations in randori and competition
• Constant and immediate skill analysis and feedback to the athletes
• Sequential and terminal Judo based on combinations, counters and transitions
• Emphasis on biomechanically sound skills
• Training based on scientific research not tradition or myths
• Quality training rather than quantity
• Creative games and warm-ups to develop basic psychomotor skills

This is Judo, the Judo America way!



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Teen & Adult Judo

The Judo America San Diego martial arts curriculum provides a great way for adults to stay in shape. Judo places an emphasis on throwing opponents and subduing them via pins and locks, making it an effective form of self-defense.

It won’t become dull or routine because as soon as you get better and continue learning, there are always more challenges ahead to keep you inspired and coming back for more!

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