The Legacy Martial Arts Academy is a certified USA Judo School and we have State and National coaches that will help you take your Judo to the next level. Whether you dream of someday competing in the Olympics, or just simply want to get a good workout, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
Judo is a martial art that was derived from the Japanese jujitsu of feudal Japan. A Japanese educator named JIGORO KANO, who studied jujitsu, streamlined the techniques and organized them to be taught systematically.
Judo is an Olympic sport, and along with soccer, is the most practiced sport in the world. Judo brings with it a wide array of benefits other than self-defense. Those being:
improved balance / coordination
discipline and work ethic
Judo itself has two main components; TACHI WAZA (standing techniques) and NE WAZA (ground techniques). In Tachi Waza the goal is to throw your opponent onto their back with force and control. In Ne Waza the aim is to subdue your opponent with a pin, choke or arm lock.
At the Legacy Martial Arts Academy we adhere to the guidelines of USA Judo, and subsequently, the International Judo Federation (IJF).