Marc Dickie Judo Seminar at Grappling Mastery

Marc Dickie, 4th Degree Judo Black Belt

Judo is a Grappling martial art and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.  At Grappling Mastery, we use Judo for it’s effective throws and takedowns using the Gi.  It transitions perfectly for those who want to compete in BJJ and are looking for a way to take an opponent to the ground while remaining on top.  It is similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in it’s use of immobilizing joint locks and chokes, while also similar to Wrestling in its effectiveness in throws.  Grappling Mastery teaches Judo in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. This seminar will teach everyone Judo from the perspective of a pure Judoka. Judo techniques can be modified to work very well in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sensei Marc Dickie started Judo in his home country of England at the age of 11 and trained there until immigrating to the US at 16. He continued his pursuit of the martial art in the California Bay Area studying Karate and Kung Fu until leaving California. Traveling about the country, he went to Western New York and back to judo. There he met Dr. Sachio Ashida and studied consistently with him and his students for the next 20 years, achieving the rank of 4th degree black belt and winning 2 National Masters Championships. Dr. Ashida’s judo came directly from its founder, Professor Kano, and relied on proper technique and the principle of maximum efficiency, minimum energy, principles that Sensei Marc insists in his students.

In his own words, ”I’m not a natural at Judo. I had to pick everything apart to learn it. As such, I have a great knowledge base to coach and assists students of Judo, having intimate knowledge of the path they are now on.”

Sensei Marc believes in the foundational purpose of judo and all sport being to develop the character of a person as well as the body. He has trained with many great judo men and is eager to pass his knowledge on to those who wish to learn.

Seminar details:

Saturday, April 16th 11:00-2:00

Cost: $20

Location: Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy

19051 US-441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757


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