Today we live in a society where many of the values we parents & educators grew up with are being eroded away. The search for activities for our children that support and reinforce the values taught in the home, becomes increasingly difficult.
The objective of our Dojo, or practice hall is to be a miniature model of the outside world. The tasks, challenges, and conflicts we face in the real world are experienced on a much smaller, and more manageable scale. We learn to cooperate and care for another human being, Judo and Jujitsu is an art, which requires practice in pairs. Without a partner willing to share him or herself, we do not learn and progress. We learn that today’s defeat is no reason to give up, the battle. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and learn from our mistakes. We learn to strive for self-improvement while keeping failures in proper perspective. Every student of Judo and Jujitsu imagines when they will receive their Black Belt. Much like the journey from kindergarten to college, Judo & Jujitsu is about learning and applying what we learn over & over again. Finally, one day we receive a college degree or a Black Belt. In either case, we find that we have not reached an end, but have only fully prepared ourselves for a new beginning! We learn that goals and challenges are obtainable.