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Judo Program

        Sensei Dimas Heckert is a Judo Black Belt, Former professional athlete and former Judo referee. Born in Brazil, he brings in his baggage a life dedicated to competitions and training in Judo, He is a  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  Brown Belt and (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Sensei Dimas has over 10 years of experience teaching and 29 years dedicated to martial arts training. His experience teaches people who wants to be a Professional Athletes and the necessary steps to victory. In Brazil he participated in several training's with the Brazilian National Team. But if you seek knowledge and do not want to compete professionally you can develop the skills needed to keep yourself safe by using Judo as a self defense and also learn the lessons to evolve and develop yourself within the sport and in your life.

Judo, meaning "gentle way" was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano . It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take-down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms, and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a Judoka.

The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū  traditional schools).

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