WELCOME TO THE HOLLAND JUDO CLUB
We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm
all ages, all ranks
Meet our Coach:
Here is some information about me.
My name is Elmin Suleymanov.
I was born on 1982 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan to a Professor of Economy and I have of 3 elder brothers. Martial arts are very popular in my country. One of the Senior Coaches of the National Team, Ibadulla Shabanov, is my elder brother’s close friend. With his great motivation I started training Judo when I was 6-7 years old.
At first, it was only training to make me stronger and more flexible. Later I realized that it’s not just sport, it is more of a way of life! Not everyone in the Dojo are the strongest people- different weights, different power, different body styles- but everyone can learn and practice the same character and respect for each other, listening skills (if coach is talking, everyone else is listening), all to help your friends to achieve their goals, …….these habits became part of my daily life.
After graduation University (Bachelor degree of University Foreign Languages), then army life and I realized that cannot continue my professional sport life, as there were other responsibilities that I have to take care of. But Judo is part of my life, and I could not stay away for long.
Again, my Sensei showed me right direction. I started learning rules of refereeing, participated in International Championships as an interpreter, became the Assistant Coach. A while later, I start coaching children and teenagers. I started teaching them techniques and they started teaching me how to understand, listen to individual issues of their life, become a friend and give the right advice.
There is no loser in Judo- every fall teaches you how to rise back up. Not everyone can become an Olympic Champion, but the manners, habits, character, and flexibility that Judo gives you, will stay with you for the rest of your life!
a sport of unarmed combat derived from jujitsu and intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent.
Judo is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponent’s down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.
The word judo consists of two Japanese characters, ju, which means “gentle”, and do, which means “the way”. Judo, therefore, literally means the way of gentleness.
Beyond the development of physical prowess and athletic ability, judo students learn much more. Judo-Ka learn how to control their feelings, emotions, and impulses though the judo moral code. They learn about values of perseverance, respect, loyalty, and discipline. Through their experience, they learn about politeness, modesty, and many other wonderful values that contribute to their development as successful citizens of society.
THE JUDO MORAL CODE:
The Judo Moral Code is a set of ethics created by the sport’s founder Jigoro Kano. He believed they were vital in the development of judo players and individuals both on and off the mat.
The code itself is made up of 8 parts:
Courtesy, Courage, Friendship, Honesty, Honor, Modesty, Respect, Self-Control
Drop In: $10.00 Per Class
Monthly Cost: $85.00 (Current Karate students – add $40 to monthly tuition)
Uniform Included? NO – Students will have to order an uniform for this class
Terms: Month-to-Month, no obligation to continue beyond a 1 month period. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is established and may be canceled or changed with a 15-day notice.
Note: The EFT option must be established with a Checking or a Savings account. We cannot accept any form of Credit Card payment. Your first month is paid upon signup and may be paid in Cash or Check.
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