Diamond Valley Judo Centre

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An art-form... a form of self defence... an olympic sport... practiced in amost every country in the world.

Jigora Kano



In 1882, Jigoro Kano (pictured), a jujutsu student, formulated a new system of barehanded fighting techniques called judo (meaning gentle way). Although this new martial art comprised of many of the throwing, strangling and joint locking techniques of jujutsu, the development of guidelines, rules and principles established judo as a sport, compared with jujutsu as a fighting art.

Jigoro Kano - founder of modern judo (left)

Around the turn of the 19th century Judo began to expand globally around the world. Kano made numerous trips overseas to teach and promote his new art. Eventually, Judo started to form its sport aspects that are most commonly associated with it today. Modern Judo is one of the most widely participated sports in the world. It was added to the Olympic Games in 1964 and now includes
both men's and women's divisions.

The Kodokan - the Japanese capital of judo (right)


The Diamond Valley Judo Centre Dojo is located at the St Mary's Primary School Sports Hall,
Grimshaw St, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia; Melways ref. Map 20 G2

For more information; visit the dojo
or call Sensei Vin Spaull on (03) 9439-3337 or send him an Email by clicking here.
Diamond Valley Judo Centre, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia