Contact: Tommy Miki
Miki International Co., Inc.

Office/Tel & Fax: 770-552-8829

Cell: 678-480-9219

E-mail: mikiintl@bellsouth.net

Website: www.mikiinternational.com

Dojo (Gym) Location:
Roswell Budokan
11516 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075
www.roswellbudokan.com


The History of Judo

It was invented by a man named Professor Jigoro Kano (ka'no) in the late 1800s (1882). As a boy, Prof. Kano was sickly, and his parents sent him to study with Jujitsu masters to make him stronger. Prof. Kano became an expert in this style of fighting. However, as an adult and educator, he wanted to develop a less dangerous sport that could be taught to schoolchildren. Prof. Kano called this new martial art " Judo(Kodokan Judo) ", which means " the gentle or flexible way".

Prof. Kano borrowed many moves from jujitsu for his new sport, but he left out the chops and strikes that could seriously harm someone. No hitting, striking, or kicking was allowed. Judo encouraged a flexible form of fighting. This flexibility has been compared to that of a willow branch heavy with snow. Because the branch bends, it saves itself from breaking under the snow's weight. Yet the branch is not weak. A Judo expert learns to use the force of an attacker against the attacker: to bend with that force, rather than being broken by it.

 
A way to improvement

The word Judo ends in "do", which means " path" or "way" in Japanese. When you study Judo you learn much more than how to defend yourself. You follow a specific training " path" toward improving yourself. Jigoro Kano set down precise moves for every Judo fall, throw, lock, or hold.
Yet Japanese martial arts consist of much more than simply learning moves. For inner control, the training draws on a special form of Buddhism. For calming the mind, it draws on "Yoga", the Hindu method of exercise and meditation. And for its code of honor, martial arts training draws on Japan's Samurai past.

 
Miki Judo Club

This club was established by Sensei Tsutomu (Tommy) Miki in 1993. Mr. Miki, chief instructor is 4th degree black belt in Judo with more than 35 years of martial arts (Karate, Kenpo and etc.) experience. He is Japanese and was born in Osaka. He learned Judo in Tokyo.

 
Membership

Kodokan and Tokyo Judo-Renmei(Shinagawa Judo-kai and Machida Judo-kai)
USJA (United States Judo Association) ,USJF (Federation ), and USJI(Incorporated).


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