Judo, originating in Japan in the late 1800s, is a dynamic martial art practiced worldwide by over 100 million people in 200+ countries. It emphasizes Nage Waza (throwing techniques) while incorporating Ne Waza (ground techniques).
Our adult Judo program is designed for all skill levels, from novice to advanced. Led by Sensei Jose (6th dan coral belt) and Sensei Ana (3rd dan black belt), our classes are enriched with the knowledge and guidance of two highly experienced Sensei. We ensure safety and effectiveness while prioritizing the practice of Judo as a lifelong pursuit.
We offer a 7 day free trial period to anyone interested in joining. During this period, adults can try any of our adult classes in BJJ or Judo. Kids can try classes in the BJJ or Judo program corresponding with their specific age.
At the end of the trial period, you may choose to join as a member but are under no obligation to. Anyone participating in the free trial will be given a training uniform (gi). Should you decide to become a full member, the gi will be yours to keep.
Judo is a martial art and combat sport that originated in Japan. It focuses on using an opponent’s energy and movements to gain control and perform throws and grappling techniques.
At Ipê we have many beginners practicing Judo. We provide a structured learning environment that allows individuals to progress at their own pace.
For adults, the belt levels are white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black. However, after black belt, practitioners earn additional “dans.” There are 10 total. Sensei Jose holds his 6th dan in Judo.
Students start Judo with varying levels of fitness. As such, we encourage students to know their own limits and slowly build their individual fitness over time.
Care for one’s training partner is of the utmost importance. We emphasize safety and control when practicing Judo. All students are train to execute throws and holds in a controlled manner to minimize the risk of injury.
We do not require our students to compete. As such, we have students many training purely for recreational purposes, as well as those whose goals are competitive stream. But we value both types of students equally.