Judo is a tremendous and dynamic Olympic sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground.

Unlike karate, judo does not involve kicking, punching, or striking techniques of any kind. Instead, judo simply involves two individuals who, by gripping the judo uniform, use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other.

A big emphasise is put on having FUN, for children a lot of our techniques are taught through fun & games

The word judo consists of two Japanese characters, ju, which means "gentle", and do, which means "the way". Judo, therefore, literally means the way of gentleness. Although the gentleness may not be immediately apparent to newcomers who see bodies flying through the air and people pinned to the ground.

Judo is much more than the mere learning and application of martial art techniques, however., in its totality, it is a wonderful system of physical, intellectual, and moral education. Judo has its own culture, systems, heritage, customs, and traditions. Moreover, the principles of gentleness are carried from the practice mats and into most students' lives, in their interactions with their friends, family, work colleagues, and even strangers. Judo gives its students a code of ethics, a way of living, and a way of being. Practiced today by millions of individuals, judo is undoubtedly the most popular martial arts sport in the world. In terms of sheer numbers of participants, judo is the second most popular sport of any sport, soccer being number one. In terms of national organizations worldwide, judo is the largest sport in the world, with the greatest number of member nations in the International Judo Federation, or IJF.
 
It is a part of the physical education systems of many countries, and practiced in local clubs, primary & secondary schools, colleges, regional and national training centres, and in many other areas in this country and across the world. Millions have discovered the spectacular enriching sport, and way of life, we know of as judo.

Judo develops into a rigorous and demanding physical activity. The practice of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental physical fitness in a number of ways, such as the development of strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. The practice of active attack and defence helps develop reaction time, coordination, and overall physical self-confidence. Judo students become physically bigger, stronger, and faster through their practice of judo.

Our Mission Statement...............................
The organisation's primary mission is to create opportunities for children and adults to participate in a safe, constructive and inclusive environment, enabling each participant to achieve their full potential in their selected area of activity within our organisation.
 
Black Eagle Judo & Judo Assist, teach the fundamentals of the sport and good sportsmanship and respect for all participants; emphasizing:

>Fun
>Fundamental individual & team based skills
>Sportsmanship
>Teamwork
>Leadership
>Age & skill appropriate competition

Places Now Available
Due to natural progression we have a small number of places available on our 5 - 11yrs Black Eagle Judo classes on Monday & Wednesday in Ardcroney, Nenagh, Tipperary
We also have 2 places available at our Judo Assist classes in Portumna, Galway

BEGINNER COURSE SPECIAL
6 WEEKS FOR JUST €25
t&c applies

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