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Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Kano Jigoro. 

It has its roots in ju-jitsu which is an ancient Japanese method of self-defence and unarmed combat as well as being an Olympic Sport.


Why Train Judo

What are the benefits of Judo

  • Self Defence

  • Self Discipline

  • Self Confidence

  • Physical Strength & Fitness

  • Skills transferable to most sports

Anti bullying with Judo

  • Build confidence for self defence 
  • Learn to stand up against bullying

  • Stand up for themselves and for others

  • Feel safe

Benefits of joining a club

  • Community

  • Friendship 

  • Learn new skills in a safe environment

  • Qualified Instructors 

  • Participate in Community Sport Competition

  • Elite Athlete & Olympic Pathways


Frequent Questions

How does Judo work?

Judo focuses on throwing and grappling techniques, without the need for striking, to immobilise your opponent.

From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponent. 

On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground and control them.

Effective because of the live training against a resisting opponent.

How old do I have to be to do Judo?

Judo training can begin as young as 4 years old.


What can be gained by learning Judo?

The benefits of participating in Judo can include improvements in physical fitness, focus, positive attitudes, increases self-esteem, self-discipline, self-respect, and courtesy toward others.


Dr Jigoro Kano the founder of Judo said, "Judo is a teaching for life itself and with it we learn to overcome the pitfalls and obstacles of everyday living".

Is Judo safe?

One of the first lessons in Judo is to fall, land safely, and to get back up.

These are important lessons not just in Judo but also in life.


How will Judo improve fitness?

learn a variety of skills involving balance, coordination and effective motion.


Will Judo improve my Jiu-Jitsu?

Improving your Jiu-Jitsu skills, in particular, takedown techniques. 

Learning Judo has specific advantages that when implemented correctly complement BJJ, especially for competitions.


Can I represent Australia at the Brisbane 2032 Olympics?

NMAA is a registered affiliation of Judo Qld and Judo Australia.

We compete at regular local competitions all the way through to International competition,

hosting several State, National and Oceania Champions.

There is no better place to start your journey to representing Australia.


How do the Kids Classes work?

Not only is Judo a fun sport for kids, it is also a great form on exercise.

In this fun and interactive class, kids are introduced to the fundamentals of both Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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