D.S.B.V. Yoroshi

D.S.B.V. Yoroshi is a student budosport association for judokas, karatekas, jiu-jitsukas and other self-defense practitioners.

Yoroshi is a very energetic and independent sport association. Our goal is to create an environment with enthusiastic members who like to do sports and socialize; a place where you can grow and where relaxation and sports are being combined; a challenge for both beginners, advanced, and everyone in between.

Why join us?
Apart from the regular training sessions, Yoroshi organizes a lot of activities like internal competitions, workshops, drinks, sports weekends, movie nights, barbecues, outdoor training sessions, beach training sessions and of course the belt examinations. Yoroshi also provides lessons from guest teachers and special training sessions. New members are very welcome and we hope to see you soon in the Dojo of the TU Delft’s sports centre in one of our beginner’s or advanced trainings!


The Japanese word karate is a combination of ‘kara’ (empty) and ‘te’ (arm, hand). This means defending yourself with natural weapons such as your hands, elbows, knees and feet. The karate style offered by the sports centre TU Delft is Wado-Ryu (和 道 流, Wadō-ryū). This literally means the way of peace and harmony and was developed in 1934 by Hironori Ohtsuka. Wado-Ryu is characterized by the directness of its movements. Here both punches (fists, open hand, elbows) and kicks (feet, knees) are used. Another characteristic of the Wado style is a particular way of moving the body (tai sabaki) so that defending and attacking happens simultaneously.

Jiu-Jitsu is a modern Japanese defensive art inspired by traditional Samurai defence techniques. Striking an armoured opponent is largely ineffective so in Jiu-Jitsu the emphasis is on using throws and locks to beat and control your opponent. ‘Jiu’ means ‘soft’ or ‘gentle’ and ‘jitsu’ means ‘technique’ or ‘art’ so Jiu- Jitsu can be translated as gentle technique. One of the most important principles is using your opponent’s movement and strength against them, rather than meeting it with one owns force. This allows a small defender to beat a much larger attacker.

Judo is a Japanese martial art and competitive sport. Judo was created by Kano Jigoro in 1882. Kano Jigoro used techniques from Jiu-Jitsu to create judo, so there is some overlap between the two. Judo can be translated as gentle path. For Kano Jigoro, judo was a way of life. As with Jiu-Jitsu, using your opponent’s movement and strength against them is a key principle of judo. Judo however focuses more on unbalancing and throwing your opponent.

Krav Maga
Krav Maga is a very efficient system of defence which origins lie in Israel. During the Krav Maga classes, you’ll build up a high degree of resilience in order to anticipate aggression. You’ll learn a range of effective techniques, such as punches, kicks, grips and take-down techniques. Another part of the training is how to respond to an armed attack (with a knife, for example). Feel free come along to the sport centre at the TU Delft and learn how to master a no-nonsense system in which only effectiveness counts!

D.S.B.V. Yoroshi

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