As a science, we teach correct biomechanics, the laws of physics as they apply to the sport, and focus on principles and concepts. As a sport, we teach correct posture and movement, help develop balance, coordination, strength, endurance, and physical and mental toughness. Acquiring these skills provides a foundation that later transfers to any other sport. In addition to the physical attributes, our founder Jigaro Kano created judo to develop the moral character of a person. As a philosophy, we follow Kano’s message by teaching discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. As students attain physical and mental toughness and all the other physical attributes, they increase their confidence. In the end, this is really what judo is all about and why so many people around the world are so enamored with it. You can be four years old or eighty. It is practiced in every corner of the globe. It is a science, a sport, a philosophy, a way of life.
At SoCal Judo we also advocate a life dedicated to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. To ensure good air quality and a clean workout environment, we use top of the line, chemical free cleaning products. We are proud to say that in 8 years of operation, we have never had an outbreak of ring worm or other fungal infections.
We believe your emotional and mental health affect your physical performance. We encourage all to support these systems of the body in the pursuit of complete wellness. Being an integrity driven business, we would never promote a philosophy or life style that we ourselves do not follow and practice.
Welcome to the community!
-Israel and Valerie Hernandez