WHAT IS JUDO?
Judo, meaning "the gentle way", is one of only two martial arts that are Olympic sports (the other is Taekwondo). The object of Judo is to throw one’s opponent to the ground and immobilize or subdue them by using a grappling maneuver, joint lock or choke. Unlike other martial arts, kicks, punches and thrusts are not allowed in competition or freestyle practice. Instead of meeting force with force, Judo odes to the principle of using one’s opponent’s strength against them and adapting well to changing circumstances.
Pacific Judo is the driving force behind the Budokan and has a rich background in Rotorua Judo activities.
Instructors: Paul Kirk (2nd Dan), Megan Pekin (1st Dan), Jeremy Cox (3rd Dan)
PACIFIC JUDO club
Classes every Monday & Wednesday
If you would like to come by the gym, observe, or have a go at some of our classes, you are more than welcome to do that as we offer a free trial class for prospective members! Just let us know what class and day you would like to trial and we'll book you in!