Judo was conceived in Japan by Jigoro Kano in 1882. This sport is based on the martial art of jiu jitsu. The biggest difference between these two sports is that in judo, with the exception of 'kata', you do not use kicks or punches. One of the most important concepts in judo is to be as effective as possible using as little effort as possible. You can do this by using your opponent's strength against him, for example. 

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During the beginners lessons you learn the basic judo techniques. The lesson always starts with a warming-up, where after you will start with basic technique exercises, such as throws, counter attacks, combinations, holds, arm locks and chokes. Sparring is an important part of judo, and takes place in the form of practice fights (also called ‘randori’). At the end of the beginners lessons you will have mastered the falling techniques and be able to perform some of the basic techniques. You will also have the chance to take belt examinations in which you demonstrate the techniques you have learned. A committee decides which level of competence you have achieved (indicated by coloured belt). 

Schedule & enrolment


Dick van Wijngaarden

Dick was educated as a sports teacher at CIOS Overveen, he is trained as judo teacher and specialized in Budo (Japanese Martial Arts). He masters karate (third Dan ), jiu jitsu (first Dan) and judo (second Dan). Furthermore, he also followed a mindfulness course. Dick works as a sensai for Budo, circuit trainer and gives the mindfulness lessons at X.


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Practical Information

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Wear a judo suit and a white belt. In the first lesson, you can wear long trousers and a t-shirt. If you continue with the course, you are expected to buy your own Judo suit. You can ask the teacher for more information about this.

The Delft students Budo Sports Association D.S.B.V. Yoroshi organises advanced training for budosports in collaboration with X. The advanced trainings are only accessible for Yoroshi members and will take place, just like the ticket hours, in the Dojo of X. 

With a Yoroshi membership you can do more than just participate in the advanced training. Last year, Yoroshi organized for their members Budo sports related clinics like gun disarming and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

More information like the training schedule can be found on Yoroshi.nl and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the mail at bestuur@yoroshi.nl.


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