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Welcome to Rakuen Judo

Rakuen Judo Incorporated is a “non profit” Gold Coast martial arts and sporting club with a difference. When most people think of martial arts they tend to think that all martial arts are the same, and do kicking and punching... just in “different styles”. Judo is nothing like other martial arts such as karate, kung fu, taekwondo or muay thai boxing as we do not use kicking, punching, or brute force. Judo can best be described as “the art of giving way and uses the principle of “maximum efficiency with minimum effort” to overcome an opponent.

If you could compare judo to any other martial art that is taught on the Gold Coast it would be closer to aikido or jiu jitsu. However, the techniques taught in judo involve throwing techniques that use the hips, shoulders, feet, hands and sacrifice movements to bring an opponent to the ground. As most fighting and defence situations end up on the ground judo also involves various pinning and special Japanese wrestling techniques as well strangles arm bars for students older than fourteen years of age to submit an opponent.

Apart from being a respected martial art taught to police and the military, judo is also a Olympic sport with local competitions held on the Gold Coast and other towns and cities around Australia. Unlike MMA and boxing and cage fighting competitions, judo follows a code of “mutual welfare and benefit” so the rules are designed to enable us to practice our art without going too far and hurting other people. Judo enforces the use of restraint, self discipline, courage and respect to all that attend classes to make judokas (judo students) respected and respectable members of the community.

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Forms & Useful Information
1) Membership Form (Click to download)
2) Direct Debit Form (Click to download)
3) JFAQ Online Membership Registration (Click to visit site)

New Rakuen Judo Club members are required to join the JFAQ within 1 month of starting judo to ensure proper insurance requirements are met, are able to participate in competitions as well as internationally recognised grading.

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