Judo Information<!img src="uchimata.jpg" alt="Kedge Zawack, ISU Judo Club, throws with uchimata at the Loras Spring Shiai" hspace="25" vspace="10" border="1" width="545" height="458" align="center" / > <!img src="ABthroKZ.jpg" alt="Current ISU Judo Club president Steve LeBlanc watches Adam Bohl throwing former president Kedge Zawack" hspace="25" vspace="10" border="1" width="545" height="320" align="center" / >
Judo was introduced in 1882 by Jigoro Kano in Tokyo. It is an Olympic sport based on the self-defence techniques of ju-jutsu, including throwing, pinning, armlocks and chokeholds. These techniques have been adapted so that they are safe to use without competitors having to "pull their punches."
The Iowa State University Judo Club (part of the Martial Arts Club at ISU) <! is training this summer from 5:30pm (waiver signing) for 6 to 7 pm mat time, on Mondays and Wednesdays starting May 24, at Teikiatsu Judo in the northwest corner of the interior of the North Grand Mall in Ames. > normally trains two or three times a week in 202E Forker. The provisional summer schedule (from May 22 through late August) is Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5.45pm for 6pm. <!The current academic year schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 7 pm. > Beginners are always welcome. For further information, visit the Post Office.
Guide to weight divisions for seniors
Basic techniques for early ISU Judo testing
ISU Judo testing techniques by rank
Iowa Judo Inc. promotion requirements