MARTIAL ARTS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER SPORTS
The unique benefits of martial arts on the mind and the body are unlike any other sport because at the core of the training, the emphasis is on personal development.
Yes, of course we learn how to defend ourselves, gain confidence and get in shape, but the progressive nature of working towards the next belt makes martial arts unique, as it is an individual sport practiced in a team environment.
Both Judo & Jujutsu expresses the philosophy of yielding to an opponent's force rather than trying to oppose force with force. Manipulating an opponent's attack using his force and direction allows students to control the balance of their opponent and hence prevent the opponent from resisting the counterattack.
SWPA Judo & JuJutsu Phylosophy
We are a nationally registered club, sanctioned by the United States Judo Association to train both Judo & JuJutsu. We are here to train those interested in competition, conditioning, self defense or even to study the philosophical aspect of these beautiful martial arts.
Even if you've never practiced a martial art before, or participated in any sport for that matter, we warmly invite you to give Judo or JuJutsu a try. We can get you started with basic stretching and strength training until you feel ready to try something more. The next step could be something as simple as learning how to safely fall.
We follow the Judo principle of "mutual respect and benefit", so although we love to compete, self-discipline and respect for each other always comes first.