Diamondback Judo Houston
Learn how to Throw Like a Pro
Interested in learning on of the most popular sports in the world? Wanna take your grappling skills to the next level? Our Houston Judo program is one of the best in Texas with multiple high level instructors in every class. Come try 30 Days Free and you will see why this is the only place in town to train Judo.
The Head Judo Coach
Ernesto Perez (born September 5, 1970) is a Spanish judoka.
|Silver||1996 Atlanta||+95 kg|
|Bronze||2000 Wroclaw||+100 kg|
|2000||Olympic Games||7th||Heavyweight (+100 kg)|
|European Judo Championships||3rd||Heavyweight (+100 kg)|
|1999||European Judo Championships||2nd||Open class|
|1997||World Judo Championships||7th||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|European Judo Championships||5th||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|Mediterranean Games||3rd||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|1996||Olympic Games||2nd||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|1995||World Judo Championships||5th||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|European Judo Championships||5th||Open class|
|1993||World Judo Championships||5th||Open class|
|Mediterranean Games||2nd||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
|1992||Olympic Games||7th||Heavyweight (+95 kg)|
Information from: en.wikipedia.org
Judo is characterized by it’s dynamic throws, using speed, power and well-defined technique, resulting in your opponent ending up on their back. It is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape, as competitive Judo requires top conditioning, endurance, balance, and agility, all of which are developed with training. Other benefits of training are an increase in strength, self-confidence, speed, explosive power, coordination, and reaction time. All of these attributes are developed because of the physical and mental demands Judo places on it’s practitioners.
Judo is a great year-round activity, good for old and young alike, and for people from all walks of life. People may start their training for many reasons; for sport, self defense, as a fitness program, or a recreational activity. But most practitioners stay with it for one reason; because they enjoy it. Judo is fun, exciting and challenging, all at the same time.
There are many skills you learn in Judo, besides just the sport. Judo helps you develop the values of drive and dedication, consideration and courtesy, self-mastery, consistency, and courage during demanding situations.
Our Club in Houston
At our Diamondback Judo Club, we emphasize technique, timing, and strategy as your ways to become a successful Judoka. Safety is our number one concern, and we practice that by training on special mats that are designed to absorb impact, and by stressing proper technique as your foundation for the sport. It is not unusual to find five to ten Black Belts at any given training session. This means that you have a great opportunity to receive one-on-one expert instruction throughout the class.
History and Background
Judo was developed in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, with the opening of the prestigious Kododan Academy in Japan. It was designed as a sport, adapting and modifying the throws, ground control, and joint locks from Japanese Jujitsu, but leaving out the striking techniques in order to make it safe for all practitioners. In 1964 Judo became an Olympic Event, and it is currently the second largest sport in the world, in number of practitioners, the number one sport being soccer.
This Video Is For Demonstration Purposes Only. Do Not Try This Without Professional Supervision And Instruction.
Ernesto Perez 1996
Olympic Silver Medalist
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