10 - 26 Vale Avenue
VALLEY VIEW SA 5093
Tel: 0402 859 905
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the English translation or the meaning of the word Judo?
What is the purpose in learning Judo?
The development of character, mind, and body so that one can contribute something of value to the world.
Who created Judo?
The father of Judo is Professor Jigoro Kano (1860-1938). He studied jujutsu at an early age and founded the Kodokan to teach the art of Judo.
What will I need to bring (or do) to get started?
On your trial session, please wear comfortable workout type clothes like loose fitting track pants (no shorts). We do have uniform jackets (gi's) you can borrow while you try out the classes and we have a variety of SA Judo Academy Embossed judo gi’s for sale.
Do I have to be fit to do judo?
Most people start the same way, looking for a way to increase fitness that is more interesting than the gym. Judo is like a full body workout. You don’t have to be fit to start; your fitness will improve with your commitment to judo training.
Are you a competition focussed club?
Entering ompetition is purely an individual choice and some people who participate at SA Judo Academy may never compete. It is about reaching your own maximum potential. At the same time, those who decide to compete will do so knowing that the full support of SA Judo Academy is behind them and we will prepare you if that is your choice. Classes are geared towards both types, and we feel the success of the academy is largely how everyone does their part to do better and help their fellow students get better. It’s really a great dynamic!
How long must I train to get my Black Belt?
An adult student of who attends class two times per week on a regular basis can expect to earn a black belt in about five years.
Are you affiliated with any organsiastions?