Judo is a combat sport that results from the synthesis of different schools of jiu-jitsu and other ancient forms of hand-to-hand combat.
Judo develops among those who practice, coordination, speed, flexibility and sense of balance.
It is excellent for maintaining muscular fitness and fighting cardiovascular disease. At the psychological level,
learning Judo promotes the development of self-confidence and self-discipline.
The sport offers people much more than physical activity or recreational sport; it offers a new lifestyle.
Fans of Judo are in the thousands and even hundreds of thousands and is practiced in over 140 countries. The practice of Judo is also exceptionally cost-friendly.
Judo, sport competition.
Since 1964, Judo has been an Olympic sport. This sport is also on the agenda for the Games of Montreal, Quebec Games,
Canada Games, Maccabean Games, Pan-American Games, the Games of the Francophonie and the Commonwealth Games. Championships can be
found at many levels; which include provincial, national, hemispheric and international (practiced in 5 continents).
Judo in Canada.
Recreational Judo and Judo competitions are performed all across Canada. It is estimated that in Quebec alone, 10 000 individuals representing all ages practice recreational Judo. Interestingly, Quebec is the one province that produces the most judokas competitors in Canada.