Teaches Discipline, Self-respect , Control. Patience
Zen Judo classes teach the art according to traditional principles and forms.
Students learn fundamentals of safe falling, footwork, body management skills, escapes and avoidance, throwing technique,
striking to vital targets, joint locking and joint twisting, hold-downs.
ukemi - safe falling, the ability to fall safely is essential in combat,
and very useful in every day life. Students are taught to use break-falls when falling to their backs,
and rolling falls when going head-first; protection of the head is always emphasized.
posture-breaking (unbalancing), this technique is essential when preparing to throw the opponent.
- body-management, it is taught that the first and most important part of any technique is getting
out of the way of the attack. Learning proper body-management is the most fundamental step in defending yourself nage - throwing, the fact that good
technique can overcome size and strength is perhaps nowhere more clearly demonstrated than in throwing.
katame - mat-work, hold-downs and their variations are taught, as are escapes, transitions, and conserving strength.
(choking), students are taught a variety of chokes .
joint-reversing, involves applying joint locks in a manner that puts pressure in the opposite direction of that for which
the joint was designed, in order to control an attacker.
joint-twisting, like joint-reversing except that the pressure applied on joints is in a twisting manner.
Belts Only atemi- striking, involves developing powerful methods of striking, blocking, and kicking, in which
the whole body is taught to generate force into one focused point of contact.