Judo is practiced by more than 100 million people in more than 200 countries worldwide. There are many reasons why judo is such a popular sport and activity.

  • Judo is an activity that is enjoyed by males and females of all ages
  • Judo develops athletic qualities and skills from basic  physical literacy to complex movement patterns and tactics
  • Judo offers avenues of philosophical exploration for it is rooted in Japanese culture
  • Judo is an excellent form of self defense; it also develops conflict management skills
  • Judo is an Olympic sport
  • Judo programs offer a safe and challenging environment in which each judoka can achieve his or her potential