Location:  Wartime Fitness

1147 River Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903
Bay 3

Dates:

 
9th April 2022

11th June 2022

25th June 2022


Time: 4-5 pm

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YUDO (JUDO)/JIU-JITSU (Ages 4+)

  • ​Self Defense

  • Aerobic conditioning

  • Strong mind and body

  • Show Focus, Discipline, and Respect

  • Decrease Stress

 

Judo (柔道 jūdō?, meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎). Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata, 形) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori, 乱取り). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

What our students say:

"Judo under Master Stout is addictively challenging.  Every class is a mix of physical/mental conditioning, mastering technique, and sparring. Master Stout is an excellent teacher and the class is much more than just judo "lessons".  There is a mix of skill levels and ages in the class that affords us all an opportunity to both learn from and mentor others. Whether this is your once a week intense workout or part of a wider mix of training and sports, judo with Master Stout will improve you mentally and physically, and develop balance, flexibility, and defensive skills."  

 

"Martial arts training has changed my life.  I am healthy happy and suffer less pain everyday.  I love going to class and discovering new and challenging things I thought I would never be able to do.  The instruction has been wonderful a real family atmosphere.  OSA has a lot to offer.  They have classes in taekwondo hapkido and Korean sword which is rare to find.  I like the expectation they have for children, respect for elders and classmates.  This school simply put is not a belt factory but a school that sets expectations high with very knowledge able patient instructors."

HAPKIDO (Ages 13+)

  • ​Self Defense

  • Aerobic conditioning

  • Strong mind and body

  • Show Focus, Discipline, and Respect

  • Decrease Stress

  • Use the energy of the attacker

  • Circular and linear motion

 

Hapkido (also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do; Hangul: 합기도; hanja: 合氣道) is a highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs similar joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques to other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, jool bong (nunchaku), cane, short stick (dan bong), and middle-length staff (joong bong, gun (analogous to the Japanese jō).

What our students say:

"Martial Arts schools have changed a lot since i was young.  I remember having to really work to get to my next ranking.  Unfortunately hard work and high expectations are not the rule but the exception.  I think you will be very happy at this school because the instructors have a deep understanding of the arts.  Fortunately for me they are also very patient.  The classes have been very challenging and I feel healthy again.  I have watched the childrens classes and wow these children are really learning to be respectful.  They do offer several martial art styles so you will have to decide which is the best fit.  I train in taekwondo and enjoy very much.  My kids do taekwondo which is included with their transported after school program which rolls right into summer day camp. very convenient."

"Outstanding martial arts school- excellent instructors and a nice, clean facility.  It's a great place to train the whole family in self-defense and the techniques are as practical as anything I've learned in the Marine Corps or law enforcement.  I love training at OSA!"