A typical Judo class begins with a warm-up period followed by practice in proper falling and rolling techniques. After this, students practice the various techniques of Judo which include both standing and ground fighting applications. After gaining adequate experience students will be allowed to take part in supervised randori, or free sparring.
At Wall to Wall Martial Arts we strongly support all efforts to grow Judo in the US. In particular we are strong advocates for the Freestyle Judo movement that is gaining popularity across the country. Freestyle Judo is “Judo the way it ought to be” meaning that practitioners are able to utilize the full range of Judo throwing techniques and are given more time to work on the ground for submissions. This makes for very dynamic and exciting matches with far fewer penalties than some other Judo rule sets.
Our Judo program is one of the best in the country. We have more Judo black belts on the mat than any other school in Louisiana and Sensei Wall is one of only a handful of active 5th degree Judo black belts in the region.
Most BJJ/JuJitsu schools focus almost all of their time on ground fighting and almost completely ignore throws & take-downs. At our school we realize the importance of being able to control an engagement while standing and the benefit of being able to decide when and how to take the fight to the ground. With this in mind we designed our BJJ/JuJitsu program to include not only ground grappling but also a healthy dose of throwing/take-down techniques as well as defenses against throws.
Head Instructor James Wall is a BJJ Black Belt under legendary Professor Carlos Machado of the RCJ Machado organization. He combines this with his extensive knowledge of Judo and Japanese JuJitsu to bring you a program that will improve not only your ground grappling skills but your self-defense and stand up skills as well. We are proud members of the RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu Association. The Machado family is legendary in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and as members of the RCJ Association we are authorized to teach their BJJ curriculum at our academy.
Ground Zero Self-Defense
Our Ground Zero Self-Defense class is designed for those individuals that are looking specifically for a class that has self-defense as it’s primary focus. Sport/Competition techniques and methods are not taught in this program as it’s focus is strictly on teaching techniques that can be applied to defend yourself or your loved ones in real-world situations. This program is supervised by Sensei Hudson Tabor, a 2nd Degree Judo Black Belt and veteran officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Sensei Tabor also has extensive training in Japanese JuJitsu and is a certified Police Defensive Tactics Instructor.
Every class will begin with a fast-paced, high-energy period of cardio and strength training drills; this often takes the form of basic self-defense strikes such as knee strikes, elbow strikes, and palm strikes, just to name a few. After that we will work on specific attack and defense scenarios. If you are looking to get in shape while also learning to defend yourself then this is the class for you! The uniform for this class is a t-shirt and shorts or workout pants. No martial arts uniform or belt is worn.
PLEASE NOTE: Ground Zero Self Defense is currently only offered at the Denham Springs location.
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Wall to Wall Martial Arts Owner/Head Instructor James Wall talks about the Teen & Adult Brazilian BJJ/JuJitsu class.
Wall to Wall Martial Arts Owner/Head Instructor James Wall talks about the Teen & Adult Judo program.
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Carlos Machado weighs in on training at Wall to Wall Martial Arts!