About the Judo Club

Welcome to the Bi-Co – Haverford and Bryn Mawr – Judo Club! Judo is a Japanese martial art that has been practiced for nearly 130 years. Judo is a defensive art, which relies on suppleness and manipulating an opponent’s strength against them. Its methodology was designed to not only be used in combat, but as a way of life; Judo literally translated means “the gentle way”. At Bryn Mawr Judo Club, we not only learn the technique of Judo, but its history and applicability to every day life.

Classes are held every Wednesday and Sunday, at Bryn Mawr Fitness on the Main Line with the Main Line Judo Club. You can come to as many as you want.  Attending one practice a week is required for PE credit. We have a table at Fall Frolic, so please stop by, meet some of our members, and learn about the club. We have open houses at the beginning of each semester for those who want to come try some Judo, or just see what the atmosphere is like!

Bi-Co Judo is a member of Campus Philly Judo- a city wide association of Judo clubs at Philadelphia area colleges.

Listserv: judoclub@brynmawr.edu

 

2 Responses to “About the Judo Club”
  1. Katherine says:

    Hi!

    I was wondering if there are any requirements for the club, and whether everyone participates in away matches? I was also wondering how the club meetings and practices are structured.

    Thanks!

    • Bi-Co Judo Club says:

      Hi Katherine!

      Thanks for your comment! There are no requirements for the club and no experience necessary- we provide uniforms and transportation. Most of our club members are non-competing, so if you’re not interested in competitions there is absolutely no pressure to participate. However, it’s always an option, even if club members want to come and cheer on other members and get a taste of what competition is like.

      Practices are available 3 times a week- Sunday 4-6 PM and Wednesday 7:30-9 PM, with an additional practice TBA based on members’ schedules. I recommend members who will only be attending once a week go to Sunday practices as they’re the longest 🙂 Especially at the beginning of the year, we start practice with a long warm up- maybe a half hour- and then go over some basic skills for 45 mins-an hour, with time at the end of a game or free practice. We’re a pretty small club and our senseis (Judo instructors) are very attentive to the skill levels and interests of all the students.

      I hope this helps- please feel free to comment or email me directly (mscheiring@brynmawr.edu) with any further questions or comments! And come visit our table at Fall Frolic the first Wednesday of classes so you can meet us in person 🙂

      Meredith (club president)

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