$160 USD Per Person
Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.
Work up a sweat in a vibrant neighborhood dojo with New Zealand's former national judo coach
Location: Tennouji, Osaka
5 people max
Offered in Japanese with English
Ju (柔)translates to ‘gentle’ and do (道)means ‘the way’. While it may be hard to imagine why Judo, a martial art would be described as gentle, the key to understanding this is in how Judo focuses on one’s ability (“gentleness/flexibility”) to adapt to different situations and opportunities throughout combat. Originally, Judo was adapted from Jujitsu, a mixed martial art developed for close combat during the Sengoku Period (1467-1600, a long period of military conflict). During the Meiji Restoration when Japan opened its doors to the rest of the world, Jujitsu saw a huge decline in popularity. In 1882, Jigoro Kano created Judo, adapting principles from Jujitsu and additional philosophical beliefs. Though adaptability continues to be the central focus of Judo, as the martial art has spread, it has become increasingly competitive and was introduced at the Olympic Games in 1932. Today, Judo is one of the most practiced martial arts in the world today. Get up close and personal with ‘the gentle way’ at a traditional dojo in Osaka.
What you’ll do
After changing into a judo uniform, you’ll jump right in with the group with some stretching, and then learning falling, standing and floor techniques. Practice with local students who will demonstrate their best moves. You’re in for a fun workout!
Who can attend
Children must be 12+
You must be comfortable with a rigorous level of physical activity.
Deeper Japan cannot be held responsible for any injuries that may occur during this judo experience
What to Wear/Bring
Handtowel to wipe the sweat, and a water bottle--you’ll want to stay hydrated!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Session 1 (20:00 - 21:30)
Note: Unavailable on Japanese public holidays
1 hour away from Kyoto Station.
Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.