The Nakano Judo Academy was established with the goal of bringing up world class Judo players in America. The primary challenge in combat sport competition is to be able to recognize when to initiate a particular technique and then be able to execute very complex movements in only a matter of seconds. For the Judo student the acquisition of new techniques is a slow and deliberate effort requiring great attention to detail. Once the student has acquired a mental understanding of a technique they then drill to program the movements into muscle memory.


The existing literature and general knowledge does a good job of describing standard judo techniques. However students who rely completely on such resources in absence of corrective feedback from a competent instructor are at a great disadvantage. In the worst case the student learns a technique incorrectly and then has difficulty training out of these “bad habits” when they discover what they are doing is not effective. Throughout the entire lifespan of a Judo student it is critically important to receive direct and pointed feedback from experienced instructors. For the elite Judo student that wants to compete against international competition this is a requirement.

The Nakano Judo Academy staff offers years of elite level competition and coaching experience

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