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 holding techniques.

Physical Fitness

Judo helps improve general 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 build 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 suit (gi) and tie your belt (obi).

To the Judo basics

Throwing techniques

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

Further to the Judo throwing techniques

Ground techniques

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

More about Judo ground techniques

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Judo?

Judo is a Japanese martial art. It is a very popular sport that is played on the worldwide Olympic stage. Judo is often described as the “gentle way,” as neither punches nor kicks are used in competition.

How does Judo differ from other martial arts?

Judo differs from other martial arts in that it focuses more on levers, throws, and holds, rather than punches and kicks. It is a non-aggressive martial art that aims to control the opponent, not injure them.

What benefits does Judo offer?

Practicing Judo actively improves coordination, posture, balance, and endurance. It also helps boost self-confidence, reduce stress, and enhance self-esteem.

What principles and values does Judo pursue?

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

What do the different belt colors mean?

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

What different throws and techniques exist in Judo?

There is a wide variety of different throws and techniques. If you want to learn more about the various throws and techniques, simply select the corresponding menu item Nage-waza (standing techniques) or Ne-waza (ground techniques).

How to fall correctly in Judo?

How to fall correctly or everything about Ukemi can be found under the menu item Basics.
Ukemi is an essential component in Judo. It is the art of falling correctly. Proper Ukemi significantly minimizes the risk of injury during training for specific techniques or in competition.