Sawtelle Judo Dojo

2110 Corinth Ave
Los Angeles CA  90025

Phone: (310) 478-2411

Sawtelle Judo Dojo

Sawtelle Judo Dojo
Sawtelle Judo Dojo is one of the oldest Judo schools in the United States. Originally established in 1927, it was forced to close its doors during WWII. Later re-opened in 1950, Sawtelle Judo Dojo is dedicated to introducing interested students to the principles of Kodokan Judo, not only as a practical sport and self-defense mechanism but as a principle that maximizes efficient use of the mind and body. The fine instruction and practice facilities have resulted in many junior and senior champions of whom we are very proud of.

What is Judo?
Judo began in the late 1880’s in Japan. It is a modern adaptation of traditional jujitsu. The founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano, stated that Judo is the elevation of an art to a principle. In studying Judo, it is essential to train the body and to cultivate the mind through the practice of methods of attack and defense. The four basic areas of Judo are throws, hold downs, chokes and arm locks.

What does the student learn?
Each class begins with a series of warm-up and stretching exercises. This aids in developing flexibility. At first, students are taught to fall correctly to protect themselves from injury and to develop safe practice skills. Other exercises help to sharpen movements that will refine their Judo techniques. Lessons are given by one of the instructors or “Senseis.” The techniques are taught and practiced with other dojo members while being corrected by the “Senseis.”

After the lessons, “randori” or free practice occurs, where members improve their techniques in motion with full contact and learn counter techniques which are eventually used in tournaments.

Beginning Judo students start at the white belt level. Children are promoted as they learn each curriculum for each level and show a degree of competence. The promotion levels progress from yellow belt to orange, green, blue and purple and for those thirteen years old and up, brown and black. Adult students begin at the white belt level and as the United States Judo Federation promotion standards dictates, the first level of promotion is to a brown belt. From that point, the student works towards his/her black belt.

Judo tournaments
Judo tournaments are held throughout the year on a local, regional, national and international level. By competing in judo tournaments, points are earned toward promotions. All students are encouraged to participate in tournaments.

The instructors
At Sawtelle Judo Dojo, the instructional staff is among the finest in the United States. Kenji Osugi, sixth degree black belt, is the head instructor. Other instructors are Thierry Dusigne, Einhard Schmidt, and Frank Marofkhani (all fourth degree black belts). Our head advisor is Norikazu Maeda (longtime member and black belt). The sixth and seventh degree black belts are allowed to wear red and white belts to distinguish their high rank in the judo world.

Most Americans, influenced by Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan martial arts movies, assume Judo is about hitting, kicking and the total destruction of the opponents. Judo is far from that. Although Judo has its roots in martial arts, it has structured rules, strict safety regulations and adheres to the ethical philosophies of an educator and founder of Judo, Professor Jigoro Kano. In 1882, Professor Kano founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, Japan, which still is the international authority for Judo.
It is a modern adaptation of traditional jujitsu. The founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano, stated that Judo is the elevation of an art to a principle. In studying Judo, it is essential to train the body and to cultivate the mind through the practice of methods of attack and defense. There are four basic ways to win in Judo, by throwing the opponent on their back, pinning the opponent for 25 seconds, submission by chokes, and submission by locks to the elbow joint. Chokes and joint locks are prohibited for junior participants. Since 1964, Judo has been an Olympic sport. As with all Olympic sports, it takes many years of dedication and hard work to be competitive.

More than competition and hard work, Judo is a way of life. The philosophy in judo is “Maximum, Efficient use of Energy of Mind and Body and Mutual Welfare and Benefit.” The practitioners of Judo not only apply these principals to Judo but to everyday life.
Since 1927, Sawtelle Judo Dojo has trained our students based on these founding principles of Judo as a form of physical fitness, self-defense and to the application of these principles in any endeavor in your life and to the benefit of others and society as a whole. Sawtelle Judo Dojo is one of the oldest Judo schools in the United States. Its doors were closed during WWII. Later re-opened in 1950, Sawtelle Judo Dojo is dedicated to introducing interested students to the principles of Kodokan Judo, not only as a practical sport and self-defense mechanism but as a principle that maximizes efficient use of the mind and body. The fine instruction and practice facilities have resulted in many junior and senior champions of whom we are very proud of.
We practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning with Juniors from 6:00-7:30 pm and Seniors from 7:30-9:30 pm.
Please come by and watch our practices at the dojo in West Los Angeles;
Sawtelle Judo Dojo
2110 Corinth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone;
(310) 458-2411

How does one join Sawtelle Judo?
New students complete our registration enrollment, liability waiver and USJF membership registration forms. Students may begin practicing Judo at six years old or older. We also a Little Kids' class for ages 3-6 years old. All levels of experience are welcome to practice.

For more information, you can also visit our website at SawtelleJudoDojo.com. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and now Instagram at Sawtelle Judo Dojo.

“Ju”- Gentle
“Do”-Path, Road
“Judo”-The Gentle Way-The path we pursue to shape and cultivate our lives
Sawtelle Judo Dojo is affiliated with the following organizations;
United States Judo Federation (USJF)
Nanka Judo Yudanshakai (Southern California Judo Black Belt Association)
United States Judo Association (USJA)



One of the original judo clubs in Los Angeles dating back to 1927. The club's Facebook page promotes and announces upcoming events, promotions and other club-related news to its membership and judo community.

Most Americans, influenced by Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan martial arts movies, assume Judo is about hitting, kicking and the total destruction of the opponents. Judo is far from that. Although Judo has its roots in martial arts, it has structured rules, strict safety regulations and adheres to the ethical philosophies of an educator and founder of Judo, Professor Jigoro Kano.

In 1882, Professor Kano founded the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, Japan, which remains the governing international body for Judo.

Judo has been an Olympic sport since 1964. As with all Olympic sports, it takes many years of dedication and hard work to be competitive. More than competition and hard work, Judo is a way of life.

The philosophy in judo is “Maximum, Efficient use of Energy of Mind and Body and Mutual Welfare and Benefit.” By consistent and systematic training, each individual begins to work in harmony with themselves and ultimately others. These principles not only to the practitioners of Judo, but to everyday life.

At Sawtelle Judo Dojo, we strive to educate our students based on these founding philosophies of Judo.

Sawtelle Judo Dojo has two pages under "Sawtelle Judo Dojo" on Facebook; Group Page and Page. The Group Page is for members' to share photos, videos, links and other judo-related business on. The Page will be dedicated to informing members of announcements, news and other judo-related information directly to members' News Feed page.


For enrollment information and forms, please forward your email address to;

sawtellejudo@gmail.com

Our mailing address is the following;

Sawtelle Judo Dojo
P.O. Box 64-3099
Los Angeles, CA 90064

We practice Judo at the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle

Show Map Website

Business Information


Founded: 1927
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Education, Gym, Martial Arts

Hours

Mon: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Report a Problem

Los Angeles Tweets

TMJ-LAX Security Job
TMJ-LAX Security Job
Click the link in our bio to see currently open Security Management, Security Guard jobs like "Security Billing Coo… https://t.co/9hy3w1dGz8

Julie Sheen
Julie Sheen
Need movers? Will work for food. #movingday #movers #hireus #willworkforfood #professionalmovers #losangeles #la @… https://t.co/DZCvdfzccY

LA Management Jobs
LA Management Jobs
Want to work in Los Angeles, CA? View our latest opening: https://t.co/355cROOFUv #BusinessMgmt #LAX

Rida Bone
Rida Bone
Super producer *Rida Bone* #hiphop #westcoast #musicproducer #california #losangeles #inglewood #artist #producer… https://t.co/aEWovtsfFM

TMJ-LAX Security Job
TMJ-LAX Security Job
Allied Universal is looking for teammates like you. See our latest Security Officer, Security Guard job openings, i… https://t.co/XdwJSpP251

Subsuelo
Subsuelo
#SubsueloSundays ❤

AIRLINE VIDEOS
AIRLINE VIDEOS
[4K VIDEO] 3️⃣ #ALITALIA #BOEING777-243(ER) ARRIVALS AT #LAX - #PLANESPOTTING 2019 -

UrbanLALiving
UrbanLALiving
If you were to visit a museum would it be the Broad, the Ice Cream Museum or the Getty? #LosAngeles #WhoKnows #Guess

*Maggie* ~ *Megan*
*Maggie* ~ *Megan*
Even on a Saturday driving to LAX can take a while ! I love my @googlemaps #lax #losangeles #travel #traveling https://t.co/4tEpVKxwtU

Street Culture Magazine
Street Culture Magazine
#LosAngeles #Hollywood (Agent Provocateur Unveils New Lingerie Line With Sultry ‘Pump Up the Jam’ Dance Video) Tec… https://t.co/YLa1XxDmbD