Judo Information for Beginners

Posted on January 21, 2001 by Stephen

Why Judo?
I made the decision many years ago that Judo would be the martial art for me. I came to this conclusion in Junior High School during PE class. We were learning to wrestle from our teacher Mr. Shone. Mr. Shone was a big guy (to a puny Junior High kid--he was a giant). He must have been
275 lbs and he was strong like an ox. During class he demonstrated a backward ukemi that he learned in Judo. He leaped up and landed with a huge slapping thud. It was awesome. That did it for me. If a guy his size can land on his back without suffering pain and anguish, Judo was my kind of sport.