Judo, roughly translated from Japanese as the “gentle way”, is the most practiced martial art in the world. The founder of Judo, Jigaro Kano, believed the Olympic sport should promote “Mutual Welfare and Benefit”, meaning the success of others can have a direct affect on your own personal success. We, at Ares, believe that you are only as good as the people you train and surround yourself with.
Judo primarily focuses on throws and takedowns (taichi waza) with quick entries to groundwork (ne waza). Throwing techniques in Judo may look brutual to the untrained eye but proper falling techniques (ukemi waza) can be learned and perfected to reduce impact and prevent injury.