Judo

Japanese Martial Arts and an Olympic Sport. Learn to throw, sweep and much more.

If there is effort, there is always accomplishment.

Judo

 

Judo was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. He established the Kodokan Institute in Tokyo, where he began teaching Judo Techniques to members of the public. The Kodokan Institute became very well respected in all of Japan and within a few years Jigoro Kano began to bring Judo into Europe and The United States.

Judo is rooted in Respect and Gentleness and translates to English as ”The Gentle Way’

 

Martial Art and an Olympic Sport

In 1909 Judo was recognised by Japan as an Olympic Sport. It was then added to the Olympic Program at the 1964 games in Tokyo.

Judo is based on traditional Japanese JiuJitsu and its descendant arts include Sambo and Brazilian JiuJitsu. The objective of Judo is to throw or sweep an opponent to the ground and immobilise or subdue them with a hold, an armlock or a choke.

Several Judo practitioners have made an impact in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) including;

  • Ronda Rousey
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Kayla Harrison
  • Fedor Emelianenko
  • Oleg Taktarov

 

Is Judo for me?

You won’t know until you try! Judo is many things for many different people. To some, it is a sport, a discipline, a means of self-defence or a way of life.

People from all walks of life, regardless of age and abilities can practise and learn together at Zen Combat Academy. Everyone is welcome! If you’d like to find out more contact Sifu Norm Willis on 07720651200 or email for more details.

 

Training Time’s

Personal Training Private Lessons available through the day and at times to suit you Contact us for details.

  • No joining fee
  • No contract
  • Pay as you Train options
  • Monthly payment options
    (unlimited use to all classes)
• No joining fee • No contract • Pay as you Train options • Monthly payment options (unlimited use to all classes)
Monday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Tuesday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Wednesday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Functional Training Krav Maga
7-10pm

 

Thursday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Friday

Personal Training
Private Lessons

Saturday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 7am - 10am

Jeet Kune Do
10am-12pm

Sunday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 7am - 10am

Functional Training Krav Maga
10am-12pm

Monday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Tuesday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Wednesday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Functional Training Krav Maga
7-10pm

Thursday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 6am - 7pm

Jeet Kune Do Grappling
7-10pm

Friday

Personal Training
Private Lessons
available only

Saturday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 7am - 10am

Jeet Kune Do 10am-12pm

Sunday

Personal Training
Private Lessons 7am - 10am

Functional Training Krav Maga
10am-12pm

Important Information

 

Sunday Martial Arts Class

 

Sunday's Martial Arts Class Session (10:00 - 12:00) is taken a temporary detour from Sunday 3rd March 2024 until further notice.

This is due to the gym being used for filming / completing the Instructor's Hatton Boxing Course, as part of developing the instructor's skills further.

Other class sessions during the week (incl. Saturday) remain as normal. Please see class time table below.

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