Kansai Area

Work up a sweat in this vibrant neighborhood dojo

Work up a sweat in this vibrant neighborhood dojo

from 160.00

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Experience Includes |

  • 5min - Changing into judo uniform

  • 10min - Brief introduction to Judo

  • 5 min - Warm up stretching

  • 50 min - Demonstration & practice of falling technique, standing technique and floor technique

  • 15min - Free practice

  • 5min - Cool down stretching

Availability |

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Session 1 (20:00 - 21:30)

Note: Unavailable on Japanese public holidays

Number of Participants:


Tennouji, Osaka
1 hr. from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese and English

1.5 hr Experience

5 people max.

About Judo |

Judo | Joo・Dou
Japan’s “gentle” modern martial art

Ju (柔)translates to ‘gentle’ and do (道)means ‘the way’. While it may be hard to imagine why Judo, a martial art would be described as gentle, the key to understanding this is in how Judo focuses on one’s ability (“gentleness/flexibility”) to adapt to different situations and opportunities throughout combat. Originally, Judo was adapted from Jujitsu, a mixed martial art developed for close combat during the Sengoku Period (1467-1600, a long period of military conflict). During the Meiji Restoration when Japan opened its doors to the rest of the world, Jujitsu saw a huge decline in popularity. In 1882, Jigoro Kano created Judo, adapting principles from Jujitsu and additional philosophical beliefs. Though adaptability continues to be the central focus of Judo, as the martial art has spread, it has become increasingly competitive and was introduced at the Olympic Games in 1932. Today, Judo is one of the most practiced martial arts in the world today. Get up close and personal with ‘the gentle way’ at a traditional dojo in Osaka.


Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance

  • Note: Unavailable on Japanese public holidays

  • A judo uniform will be prepared for you to wear during the experience.

  • Children must be 12+ years to participate.

  • Please note that this experience is geared towards those who are comfortable with a rigorous level of physical activity and is particularly suited towards those who have prior Judo experience.

  • Detouur is not responsible for any injuries that may occur during this judo experience.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.