Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our Customers - Northglenn Judo

The largest judo club in the Denver area is Northglenn Judo.... and they are our customers for the embroidery that goes on their warmup suits.

Judo was founded in 1882, in Japan, by Professor Jigoro Kano. He envisioned it as a way of becoming physically fit through disciplined training. 

Judo is a combination of techniques from various martial arts that Professor Kano had mastered. It was designed so that it could bevel practiced by males and females of all ages. 

In addition to being a martial art, judo evolved into an international sport.

In competition, players attempt to throw an opponent, mostly onto his or her back, with control, skill and force.... in order to score a full point (an "Ippon"). This is the equivalent
of a pin in wrestling or a knockout in boxing. Ippon can also be scored by holding an opponent down, with control, for 25 seconds. 

Partial points are awarded if throws do not have enough force, speed or control. Or if, opponents escape from a hold down in less than 25 seconds. 

In adult competition an Ippon can also be scored by applying choke-holds or elbow joint locks until the opponent submits.

If you would like to learn more, you can hop over to their website at http://northglennjudo.org.... to get information about their practice schedule, dojo, business office and the 11 "black belts" that make up their instructional staff.

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