What is “Jita-Kyoei”?

Another one I found by Shihan Kano. As long as we coexist, each member of society and the groups organised within must function in harmony and cooperation with the others. Nothing is more important than living prosperously together. If everyone acts with the spirit of mutual cooperation, each person’s work benefits not only himself, but […]

What is “Seiryoku-Zenyo”?

This is Shihan Kano’s words on what is seiryoku-zenyo found at the Kodokan. “Seiryoku-Zenyo (maximum efficient use of energy) applies to all types of endeavours, and it is to fully utilise one’s spiritual and physical energies to realise an intended purpose. Seiryoku-Zenyo is the most effective use of the power of the mind and body. […]

Strength Training for Judo: Part 4 – The Grappler

So far, we’ve gone over strength training programs for two of the most common styles of judo athlete, the Turner and the Charger. Previous to that we also examined the general training needs for every judoka. In this installment, we’re going to look at perhaps the most difficult of judo athletes to train and program for, the Grappler.   Grapplers […]

Strength Training for Judo: Part 3 – The Charger

Welcome to part three of my strength training for judo series. In part one I talked about how to train cardio and grip. In part two, we covered the workouts and details of one of the classic types of judo player, the Turner. In part three, let’s talk about how to train if you are another classic type, […]

Strength Training for Judo: Part 2 – The Turner

Part 2 from David Varnes   In part one of my five part series on strength training for judo, I talked about two of the consistent needs for judo athletes, specifically cardio and grip strength, and I also defined the three types of judo players – Turner, Charger, and Grappler. In part two, let’s take a look […]

Strength Training for Judo: Part 1 – Training Grip and Cardio

Great article I ran across by David Varnes   For years, in the world of American martial arts, there has existed the “red headed step child” of judo. In the 60s and 70s, judo was outranked by karate and kung fu, as those two arts were championed by the charismatic and film-friendly faces of Chuck Norris […]

2015 State Games of America Judo Competition

2015 State Games of America Judo Competition

Team sempai had a great showing at the State Games of America yesterday with 12 team members taking home 1 medals! We are very proud of our team and look forward to the future! Congrats to: Gold Logan Risser, Samantha Reinders, Ashleigh Gildon, Dan Williams Silver Aleesha Oden, Matt DeGrate, Aaron Strain, Sean McGarry, Andres […]

10 Reasons Why Judo is Better for Your Kids than Team Sports!

Martial Arts training regardless of whether it is Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc are a great activity for kids much more than team sports such as, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. If you are willing to sign up your kid for some organized sports activity, here are some reasons why you should choose Judo for your […]

2015 Junior Olympics

2015 Junior Olympics

Team Sempai had two competitors medal at the 2015 Junior Olympics. Samantha Reinders placed second place receive a Silver medal and Sean McGarry placed third in both National and International competition earning two Bronze medals.Way to go you two! Now to get back on the mats and get ready for the State Games of America […]

Canon Of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune

This is one of the best books you can ever get. It is out of print now and very expensive to buy so we wanted to make sure all Judoka’s have a chance to read this book. Often referred to as the Judo Bible. Kyuzo mifune canon of judo[1] from SOCIEDAD INTERNACIONAL DE KIROTERAPIA