OBX Martial Arts Judo Program
OBX Martial Arts Judo classes are challenging, yet extremely welcoming and fulfilling. We feel that Judo is the perfect martial art for athletes looking to drastically expand their physical abilities and gain greater experience in self-defense. Still not seeing the advantages? Just take a look at OBX Martial Arts’s very own Judo fighters. Our martial artists who practice Judo are known for their quick thinking and high levels of strength, coordination, and agility. Not only is Judo an amazing martial art to practice, but the skills you’ll acquire from it are guaranteed to take your athletic game in all other martial art disciplines to the next level.
Focuses on Defense
Judo is a very unique martial art discipline. While many other forms of martial arts focus on striking, attacking, and overcoming an opponent using intense kicks and punches, Judo emphasizes defense. For example, in a Judo match, the martial artist aims to exhaust their opponent through grappling. Judo is softer, gentler, and more efficient in its use of energy and effort than all other disciplines. This martial art teaches moves and maneuvers that allow a smaller fighter to succeed against a larger and often stronger opponent. This distinctive element of Judo makes it ideal for self-defense, particularly among children and smaller individuals.
While people are impressed by the fancy kicks and punches of martial art disciplines such as Karate and Taekwondo, they often underestimate the impact of Judo’s grappling, throws, and blocks. Judo is extremely strategic, preparing its practitioners well for fights that end up on the ground – a reality in many real-life altercations.