Judo at Yamasaki Academy Springfield focuses on sport judo–big throws, submission techniques, and pins. We regularly compete in local, regional and national tournaments. A number of our members have won national trophies and several have competed in international tournaments. Competition is encouraged, but not required.
We welcome newcomers from all ages! Our program is split between the 4-6 year olds and 7-13 year olds. We provide beginners with training in the basics and progress students at a pace comfortable to them. As skill and endurance improve students are phased into advanced drills and live judo grappling. We recognize that different ages and different body types adjust at a different pace and work with each student to maximize their potential and ensure safety.