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JOHN SKILLEN

MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS CENTRE

JUDO

 


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Judo classes are taken by John Skillen and a host of guest instructors;

 

Len Witts, 4th Dan and Johns personal Judo instructor

 

Nathan Beeby, 1st Dan

 

Rob Dawe, 1st Dan

 

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Our Judo class is affiliated with Shepshed Tigers Judo Club.

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About Judo

 

Judo

 

A sport and method of physical training similar to wrestling, developed in Japan in the late 19th century and using principles of balance and leverage adapted from jujitsu.

 

judo, sport of Japanese origin that makes use of the principles of jujitsu, a weaponless system of self-defense. Buddhist monks in China, Japan, and Tibet developed jujitsu over a period of 2,000 years as a system of defense that could be used against armed marauders and yet would not be in conflict with their religion. Jigoro Kano, a Japanese jujitsu expert, created judo (1882) by modifying or dropping many holds that were too dangerous to be used in competition. It depends for success upon the skill of using an opponent's own weight and strength against him, thus enabling a weak or light individual to overcome a physically superior opponent.

A judo match begins with a ceremonial bow, after which each player grasps the other by the collar and sleeve of the jacket, or gi. Points are scored when a fighter successfully executes a variety of throws or immobilizes the opponent for varying lengths of time. Penalties can result in the deduction of points and are called, among other reasons, for throwing an opponent by entwining legs; applying joint locks other than to the elbow; using the arm or hand on an opponent's face; or grabbing the opponent's trousers.

 

Judo has been an Olympic sport for men since 1964 and for women since 1984. Both fight in eight weight classes. Proficiency in judo is indicated by the color of a player's belt; white indicates a beginner, black a master. There is a wide range of color in between. In 1953 the Amateur Athletic Union recognized judo as a sport and sanctioned annual championships. Numerous schools throughout the world now teach judo. Jujitsu, the unmodified form of judo, has been taught to military and police forces.

 

 

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OPENING TIMES

 

Monday - Friday   6am - 9pm

Saturday                8am - 5pm

Sunday                  9am - 12pm

 

 

 

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Location

 

 

John Skillen Martial Arts & Fitness Centre

 

14 Pinfold Gate,

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE11 1BE

 

Tel:     01509 233605

Mob:   07719 924311

 

E-Mail: jep.skillen@gmail.com

 

 

John Skillen is a renowned Martial Arts, Self Defence expert and Author. His experience's have placed him as one of the leading instructors of self protection in the UK.

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