Today's side deal helps you flip boredom over your back and pin it with a wristlock: for $30, you get one month of classes (a $60 value) at Universal Judo. Universal Judo instructor Jim Hrbek is an award-winning, two-time Olympic coach and nine-time world coach. A current 7th-degree black belt, Jim has been teaching Judo as an ideal method of physical education for more than 25 years. Classes cater to students at a variety of levels, allowing you to warm up at your own pace and participate as you can. You'll get individual attention to help you learn the moves and get a taste of sparring in your first couple of classes, after which time you'll be able to participate more fully at a faster pace. Youth classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and adult classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Judo is one of the grappling arts, which means that it has no strikes and uses no weapons, unlike karate or tae kwon do. Judo was developed in 1882 by Jigoro Kano as a comprehensive method of physical education, and it continues to provide exercise, entertainment, and self-defense knowledge today. For fun or competition, Universal Judo provides instruction and enjoyment to practitioners of all skill levels and ages. Call ahead to schedule your first visit.
Teacher Jim Hrbek is a two-time Olympic coach and nine-time world coach. Hrbek won Coach of the Year from U.S.A. Judo in 2005. Here's what the Schenectady Gazette had to say when Hrbek won a Southland Olympia Award in 1986:
- Judo is definitely a thinking man's game, according to Guilderland Judo Club director James Hrbek, a recipient of this year's Southland Olympia Award…In a press release from the Southland Corporation of Dallas, sponsor of the award, it states Hrbek was selected, "in recognition of his dedication to the sport of judo and his leadership role as coach of one of the most successful judo clubs in America today." – Bill Buell, Schenectady Gazette
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