the gentle way

Judo 柔道

Judo is a Japanese martial art developed in the late 19th century by Jigoro Kano. It is based on the principles of maximum efficiency, mutual benefit, and respect and combines elements of throwing and grappling techniques.

Physical fitness

Judo helps to improve overall physical fitness, including strength, flexibility and endurance.


Judo teaches practical self-defense techniques that can be applied in real-life situations.


Judo offers the opportunity to meet new people and form friendships through training and competition.


Here you will find the most important information about the history, techniques, and rules of Judo. We will also show you how to properly wear your Judo uniform (gi) and tie your belt (obi).

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Throwing techniques

Get more information about throwing techniques here and filter them according to your needs.

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Ground techniques

Get more information about Ground techniques and learn how to apply them effectively, implement them, and what matters most.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is Judo

Judo is a Japanese martial art that is widely practiced around the world, including on the global Olympic stage. It is often referred to as the 'gentle way' since strikes and kicks are not used in competition.

How does Judo differ from other martial arts?

Judo differs from other martial arts in that it focuses more on leverage, throws, and holds rather than strikes and kicks. It is a non-aggressive martial art that emphasizes controlling an opponent without causing injury.

What are the benefits of Judo?

Those who actively practice Judo can improve their coordination, posture, balance, and endurance. It also helps to strengthen self-confidence, reduce stress, and increase self-esteem.

What principles and values does Judo pursue?

Judo is characterized by values such as courage, respect, concentration, fairness, patience, and discipline.

What do the different belt colors mean?

The belt colors in Judo are a symbol of a Judoka's progress and abilities. Each color represents a different level of skills and training experience.

What are the different throws and techniques in Judo?

There are many different throws and techniques. If you would like to learn more about the different throws and techniques, simply select the corresponding menu item. Nage-waza (throwing techniques) or Ne-waza (Ground techniques) aus

How do you fall correctly in judo?

You can find out how to fall properly and everything about Ukemi under the menu item Basics. Basics.
Ukemi is an essential part of Judo. It is the art of falling correctly. Correct ukemi greatly minimises the risk of injury when training certain techniques or in competition.