“Mutual Wellfare and Benefit”
In harmony with the devotion to “maximum efficiency,” the founder of modern Judo, Dr. Jigoro Kano, also strove to uphold an ideal of “mutual benefit.” Where many schools both in Japan and in America have earned a nasty reputation concerning harsh teaching methods and high injury rates, at Kaze Uta Budo Kai, we agree with Mr. Kano’s vision, and believe in taking care of and taking responsibility for our partners, their safety, and their well-being.
In general, we have chosen to follow the Kodokan system of judo. However, we have also chosen to focus our studies on the more technical, traditional, and self-defense aspects of the art, rather than on competition. We do include various forms of randori or “free practice” in our classes, which allow students to test and hone their skills, but we are not concerned with aquiring points or winning trophies.
So while our students are certainly free and welcome to participate in tournaments if they wish, we do not require it for any rank advancement.
Additionally, we consider not just the skills and abilities of our students, but also the contributions of strong judo leaders and teachers when awarding rank.
For more information about judo history, techniques, and rank requirements, visit Windsong Dojo.
Bloodline Transmission of Kaze Uta Budo Kai Judo
Founder Kodokan Judo
master Kodokan Judo
Founder Windsong Dojo
Master Kodokan Judo
Founder Kaze Uta Budo Kai