Timetable of Shirasagi Judo – Traveston Memorial Hall

4-7 years old: Mondays from 3.30pm until 4.15pm

8-12 years old: Mondays from 4.15pm until 5.30pm and Thursdays from 3.30pm until 4.45pm

13+ and Adults: Mondays from 5.30pm until 7.00pm and Thursdays from 5.00pm until 6.30pm

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Judo is the way of using one’s mental and physical energy in the most efficient manner. Through training and practicing techniques for offense and defense, one learn how to cultivate ones body and mind, and thereby masters the essence of this way.

Thus the ultimate goal of Judo is to strive for personal perfection by means of this and to benefit the world.

The 2 pillars of this way created by Jigoro Kano are

Seryoku Zenyo

Jigoro Kano had this principle underlying all actions in Judo and in one’s daily life. It literally means ‘Best Use of one’s Energy’ or “Maximum Efficiency’. It refers to the capacity to make the appropriate action in harmony with circumstances and with the least possible effort, from body and mind.

Jita Kyoei

Jigoro Kano, as educator, deeply cared for the world. Jita Kyoei can be translated as ‘Mutual Properity’ or ‘Mutual welfare’. It refers to the need to apply one’s intentions and actions for the benefits of the society and the world at large. According to Jigoro Kano, the highest level of Judo is to being able to make such meaningful contributions in our every day lives.

Jigoro Kano

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Judo is more than a martial art, it is a way of education, a way of life. As well as developing an holistic physical health, it helps players develop social, mental and spiritual health skills and qualities. Judo is one of the most holistic physical education activities that exists these days. Judo was also the very first martial art to become an Olympic Sport in 1964.