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About program
Welcome to Judo, for all ages. Practiced today by more than 20 million people, Judo is without doubt the most popular combat sport in the world.  Judo is also by sheer number of practitioners the second most popular sport of any sport (soccer being #1) though in terms of national organizations throughout the world, Judo is actually the largest sport in the world. Judo has found its way into the school systems of many European and Asian countries. At the Olympic level, Judo's popularity is so great that it's usually the first sport to completely sell out.

Judo increases your child’s ability to handle adverse situations / conditions - Judo teaches your child to keep trying even when things are difficult. Judo helps guide your child’s personal development.

Judo is a lifelong activity for children, adults and the whole family - Many children and adults need to express themselves physically.  Judo offers them a safe way to do so. Judo is an activity for your entire lifetime, and has the ability to allow an entire family to train together. Many Judoka continue to practice and even compete when in their 60's and 70's.

Judo as a training tool has built within its system the ability to provide a better sense of true accomplishments because there is “No make believe” in its training. Judo is safe - According to the American College of Sports Medicine, Judo is the safest contact sport for children under 13 years old. You can learn many skills by practicing Judo techniques, which help you, shine in other sports.

Judo as a fitness program is a rigorous and demanding physical activity. The practice of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental physical fitness in a number of ways, such as the development of strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. The practice of active attack and defense helps develop reaction time, coordination, and overall physical self-confidence. It's an excellent sport to cross-train in because it offers great development in balance, kinesthetic awareness, coordination and ruggedness.

Judo as a martial art is practiced in 187 countries and is comprised of various techniques that are used extensively throughout the world by a large number of law enforcement agencies and armed services around the globe. It has the unique ability to either subdue an opponent without inflicting bodily harm or to have the ability to utilize deadly force as the situation requires it.

Our Focus is YOU!
  • Do you want to train how to fall to minimize injury when accidentally falling?
  • Do you want to lose weight, control cholesterol and diabetes, release stress, build up your strength and be in good shape?
  • More than that, do you want to learn self defense to protect yourself and your love ones in case you need it?

Our program is geared towards the individual, personalized to help you to achieve your personal goals:
  • A fun learning center for young children
  • A serious training dojo for local through international competitors
  • A  family friendly fitness center to help you lose weight and maintain health awareness
  • A training faculty that can help empower you to take your current career whatever it may be to the next level

Try it out yourself! Meet with our head coach Jay Brooks - the president of the Massachusetts Judo Association, and a 2010 world masters champion.  

You can do Judo! Come and Join us! Life is full of adventure and happiness. Be Focused, Be Strong, Be flexible, Be confident, Be clear minded, and Be HAPPY
About program director
Joe Chaplin
From the first time I watched Judo I saw within it something exciting beyond that which most people are aware. Judo can and will change your life. I’ve been practicing Judo over decades and I’m eager to help bring the benefits of this system to the forefront of the public eye. Our highly skilled, motivated head coach and the programs he will employ will help you to achieve your personal goals. Please contact me with any questions or comments that you may have regarding our Judo program.

Head Sensei- Jay Brooks
Jay Brooks is a 5th degree black belt (Godan) and the president of Massachusetts Judo Association.

He is a national and international competitor and in 2010 won the Worlds Masters Tournament in Montreal.

Jay is also a nationally certified coach who has been a practicing judoka for over thirty five years and holds seminars, clinics, and camps in the USA, Canada, and Europe.

Jay has worked with children, beginners, local, national, international, and Olympic athletes through his career and is a highly regarded coach in the judo world.
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