Judo is an Olympic sport that is practised both in recreation as well as competition. It is suitable for everyone! The goal is to use throwing techinques to get your opponent on the mat and use submissions to keep control. The beauty of judo is that you make use of your opponent’s force to overpower him or her.


Judo was formed out of the Japanese martial arts by Jigoro Kano in the 19th century. Judu as a martial art has it’s foundations in Jiu-Jitsu. Therefore, many elements found in Jiu-Jitsu can be found in Judo as well. Take for example the aim of using effective and efficient techniques rather than brute force in order to get hold over an opponent. Moreover, comparable to Jiu-Jitsu through the development of Judo, it became not only a sport, but a way of education through the creation of the self as well.


The grades in judo are given by coloured belts. Beginners start with a white belt (the 6th kyu) and receive in order the yellow, orange, green, blue and brown (1st kyu) belts. After the coloured belts, the student can receive their black belts, the dan.


Exams for the coloured belts are done by the trainer and the black belt exams are done by a regional commission.

Judo Federation

Judo falls under the Judo Bond Nederland (JBN). They organise the districts-championships and dan grade exams.