Who: USA Judo
When: June 18th-20th, 2021
Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex (414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105)
FREE Parking in coliseum lots across the street from Truist Field
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The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will host the 2021 Junior Olympic National Championships with June 18th & 19th being the National Competition, and June 20th being the International Competition. This event will be held under the sanction of USA JUDO (United States Judo, Inc.)
Judo is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponent’s down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.
The word judo consists of two Japanese characters, ju, which means “gentle”, and do, which means “the way”. Judo, therefore, literally means the way of gentleness.
But beyond the development of physical prowess and athletic ability, judo students learn much more. They learn how to control their feelings, emotions, and impulses though the judo moral code. They learn about values of perseverance, respect, loyalty, and discipline. Through their experience, they learn about politeness, modesty, and many other wonderful values that contribute to their development as successful citizens of society.