What is Judo

Since there is an abundance of great articles on the Internet that describe Judo, we will highlight a few of the better articles.

"What is Kodokan Judo?" by Neil Olenkamp - click here to read
"Judo" from Wikipedia - click here to read
"The History of Judo" from Kodokan home page - click here to read


Recommended Judo Books

"Kodokan Judo" by Jigoro Kano (available at Winnipeg Public Library)
"Competitive Judo - Winning Practices and Tactics" by Ron Angus
"Mastering Judo" by Masao Takahashi and Family
"Judo Unleashed" by Neil Ohlenkamp (highly recommended)

Most books on this list are available at local Winnipeg book retailers.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in learning Judo but am I required compete in tournaments?
Most members of Sakura Dojo are involved only on a recreational basis. However, Sakura Dojo will help those interested in competing achieve their goals.

I am interested in mixed martial arts (mma). Are there any notable judo fighters in mma?
A few known mma fighters who have practiced judo include Pavel Nastula, Oleg Taktarov, Shoni Carter, Dan Severn, Karo Parisyan, Hidehiko Yoshida, Fedor Emelianenko, Trank Trigg and Akira Shoji.