Judo, meaning “gentle way”, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by applying a choke. Strikes and thrusts (by hands and feet) – as well as weapons defences – are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
Ultimately, the philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for almost all modern Japanese martial arts that developed from “traditional” schools (koryū). Practitioners of judo are called jūdōka.
Through its moral code, judo teaches values like honesty, modesty, courage, courtesy, and respect.
Judo will help children and adults to improve their general fitness level, increase coordination of movements, and develops spacial awareness, flexibility, and agility. with judo you become fighting fit!
Judo is a lot of fun, as you learn the techniques, grade up a belt, and make new friends at your club. it is a sport suitable for both girls and boys of all ages, abilities, shapes, and sizes!
The EbiKids program is SouthWest Judo Academy’s most introductory judo class. Targeted towards the youngest of children, this class helps to develop a range of skills —not just applicable to judo — but which are necessary to the development of young children.
SouthWest Judo Academy’s Monstars program, like our EbiKids program, helps to develop a range of skills necessary to the development of young children but also introduces students to more judo specific skills.
SouthWest Judo Academy’s Juniors program focuses on developing students’ judo-specific skills. We encourage friendly competition between students to help foster resilience and camaraderie.
SouthWest Judo Academy’s Seniors program mirrors our Juniors’ in that it focuses on developing students’ judo-specific skills, however at a much faster pace. Friendly competition is also encouraged.
Designed specifically for special needs, our No Limits class introduces participants to the world of judo. Children will engage in basic tumbling exercises, learning how to practice judo safely, before being exposed to the basic standing and ground-work techniques of judo.
There are two principal ways of practicing Judo: kata and randori. At SouthWest Judo Academy, Randori, meaning “free practice” is integrated into each of our regular classes. We offer a specialised class for kata (translated literally as “form”). Through a formal system of prearranged exercise, students learn the principles of judo techniques.
SouthWest Judo Academy's Veterans class is open to those aged 30 and over. It is ideal for total beginners & experienced judoka alike.
With a focus on fitness and self-defence, SouthWest Judo Academy’s Women-Only class provides women with an opportunity to train solely with women in a safe and encouraging environment.
We charge a flat monthly training fee for all members regardless of age or attendance.
New students are permitted to borrow a jacket during their classes however, prior to the students first grading, they must purchase their own uniform.
Up to Size 140 - $70
Size 150 and Over - $100
Students typically grade every 6 months, however, this may vary according to students’ level of commitment and personal circumstances.
Grading Session - $25
New Belt - $15
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SouthWest Judo Academy
10 Crowley St,
Port Kennedy WA 6172
P.O. Box 1251,
Rockingham WA 6968
T: 0419 958 593