Why Practice at Shudokan
1. We have a well organized beginner’s program. You will begin by learning basic falling techniques (ukemi) and grappling on the ground (newaza). After developing your ukemi to the point where you can safely be thrown, you will begin to learn throws yourself.
2. We have a sprung floor. The floor sits atop foam blocks, this arrangement absorbs impact more effectively than just having mats sitting directly on a solid floor. It’s easier on your body and makes it easier to learn correct falling technique. We are one of the few Judo Dojo in the northwest with a sprung floor.
3. Because Judo is awesome and you should be doing it instead of surfing the web.
Shudokan is a Machi-Dojo, that is a community dojo. We have a place for those interested in pursuing Judo competition as well as those wishing to study Judo simply for the physical and intellectual challenge. Shudokan dojo is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the physical and mental benefits of Judo training with everyone.
Shudokan Judo dojo does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.