Welcome to Bushido Kai Judo Club

Bushido Kai Judo is a family oriented non-profit judo club in Rochester NY. Very active in local, state, national and international competition. Our students learn Judo as a competitive sport and a martial art that is an effective means of self defense. The instructors at Bushido Kai Judo Club work hard to create challenging and exciting classes to further our tradition of training national and international competitors. We encourage you to explore our site and come to check out our classes located at the Penfield Recreation Center at 1985 Baird Road.

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What is Judo?

Judo ( meaning "Gentle Way" ) is a Japanese martial art and Olympic combat sport developed in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most specifically targeted towards immobilization through grappling, throwing techniques, off-balancing and submitting an opponent with joint locks or chocking techniques. However, Judo means many different things to different people. Perhaps one of the best put definitions of what Judo truly is was written by hall of famer Hayward Nishioka:

It's an Olympic sport. It's an art form. It's a character builder. It's cultural. It's self-defense. It's aerobic. It's anaerobic. It's healthy. It's technical. It's spiritual. It's recreational. It's philosophical. It's mental. It's physical. It's a fraternity. It's a microcosm of life.

Over the past few decades it has captured the attention of millions around the world, rising to one of the most worldwide practiced disciplines.

Promoting Judo in Rochester NY

Bushido Kai Judo club is dedicated to promoting Judo in Rochester as well as through the country. The great community we have rich with the many universities in the area makes Rochester a great place for Judo to thrive. If you would like to help promote Judo in Rochester or your area please contact us so we can work together to raise awareness of this great martial art.