of Industry Youth Activities League is always looking for
new ways to get our youth involved in activities outside gangs
and drugs. Within this
quest, we have started a
class in JUDO.
Judo is an Olympic sport as well as an effective means of self-defense.
Students develop self-discipline
and respect for themselves
and others. Judo provides a means for learning self-confidence,
concentration, and develops
leadership skills. It
also strengthens ones' physical coordination, power, and
The Cal State Los Angeles Judo
team, under the supervision of Sensei Sanders ‘Butch’ Ishisaka
(a 5th degree black belt),
teaches this class.
Open to boys and girls between the ages of 8–16. The class if
FREE, but participants are encouraged to purchase a “judogi”
Brief History of Judo:
Judo is refinement of the ancient martial arts of Jujutsu.
Dr. Jigoro Kano, President of the University of
Education, Tokyo, studied these ancient forms and integrated
what he considered the best of their techniques into what is now
the modern sport of Judo.
As in all sports, Judo has a strict set of rules that governs
competition and ensures
participants' safety. For those who want to test their
skills, Judo offers the opportunity for competition at all skill
levels ranging from club
to national tournaments, and
even the Olympic games. There are separate weight
divisions for men and women, boys and girls.
Judo is best known for it’s spectacular throwing techniques but is
also involved in
grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins. Advanced
students learn arm locks and choking techniques. There are no
kicks or punches in the
sport of Judo
as Judo is closer to Wrestling than that
of Karate or Taekwondo. Judo
emphasizes safety and physical conditioning.
Judo, which is
translated as the “gentle way”, teaches the principle of
flexibility in the application of technique. This is the
flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in
the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill,
technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are
the essential ingredients for success in Judo.
Judo is practiced
on special mats for comfort and safety.
For additional information about
the Judo program,
contact Deputy Jeff Domingo
at (626) 934-3079
or simply stop by and
say “HELLO” at the City of Industry Sheriff's
Station Community Service Center located
at 205 North Hudson Ave. (directly
across the street from the