Why Judo?

According to the late Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan Judo:

"Judo is the way to the most effective use of both physical and spiritual strength. By training you in attacks and defences it refines your body and your soul and helps you make the spiritual essence of judo a part of your very being. In this way you are able to perfect yourself as a person and contribute something of value to the world. This is the final goal of judo discipline."


Because of its formative character, judo represents more than merely a contribution to physical development. Judo stands for cooperation, respectfulness and values and has the power to educate, shape and teach. This makes Judo very suitable to be taken up at an early age.

At Kensho Judo club we teach Judo both from the traditional point of view encompassing all that was originally intended and also from a modern point of view where certain techniques have been removed from mainstream competition. By experiencing the complete offering of judo we feel that our judoka gain more and allow themselves to find their own path maybe towards competition or just as a regular club player; both paths are of course acceptable.