Our Moral Code

Judo is a martial art and sport that not only improves the individual’s physical and mental capabilities, but as importantly, strengthens the judoka’s character and moral values.

At Yarra Judo our emphasis is on the following primary values:

RESPECT
Appreciate others

COURTESY
Be polite

FRIENDSHIP
Look after each other

HONESTY
Be truthful

HONOUR
Do what is right

COURAGE
Be brave

SELF CONTROL
Be calm

PATIENCE
Never give up

HUMILITY
Be humble

“Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique.”
Jigoro Kano

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