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OBC Judo Team

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Judo Lessons

As founder of OBC Judo, Sensei  Dale Lehman trained his instructors to teach Judo as Dr. Jigoro Kano intended. Professor Kano eliminated many of the deadly kicks, slashes and locks so that Judo could be practiced safely. In contrast to Jujitsu, Kodokan Judo entails good physical and moral training in addition to the techniques of offense and defense. Ethics and good sportsmanship is also stressed.

As Chief Instructor, Sensei Mike McCleery continues teaching Judo as Dr. Jigoro Kano intended.

Dr. Jigoro Kano

The word "Judo" literally means "gentle way". In essence, a man may overcome an opponent by yielding some ground and then utilizing some of the opponent's strength of momentum. Today, Kodokan Judo is practiced all over the world. Judo has flourished particularly in such countries as France, Belgium, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.  Kodokan Judo has been in existence for over 130 years and has become increasingly popular.

Since OBC Judo Team practices year around, new students are welcome to begin Judo lessons during any time of the year. A new student, young or old needs to keep in mind that Judo by it's nature is a very physically challenging  contact sport.

OBC Judo Inc.  as a Club, is a member of  Texas Judo Inc. which is the State Governing Body for Judo within Texas.

OBC Judo Inc.  as a Club, is a member of United States Judo Inc. dba; USA Judo. which is the National Governing Body  for Judo within the United States of America. As such it is the ONLY Judo organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. Member clubs earn the right to a USA Judo membership certificate which also proudly displays the Olympic rings and the marks of the US Olympic Committee, thereby giving your club this exclusivity within the Judo world.

Today  OBC Judo Inc. has students from age 6 on up.  To be a member of the OBC Judo Team you must  be a member of the Boy's & Girl's Clubs of Odessa, Texas Judo Inc. and USA Judo.  

Students Age 16 and below Must be a Member of the Odessa Boy's & Girl's Club $10.00

Judo Lessons FREE
USA Judo Membership (Age 16 and under) $40.00 per year
USA Judo Membership (Age 17 and over) $70.00 per year
Basic Single Weave Student Judo Uniform $50.00