Music City Judo
Music City Judo is the only judo program located in Metro Nashville.
Students of this Japanese martial art learn to use balance and leverage to enable a smaller opponent to throw a larger opponent. There is also grappling on the ground in this exciting - and safe - martial art.
Judo was founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, a physical educator who wished to preserve the traditional Japanese martial art of jujitsu. Judo is often taught in schools in other countries and is an exciting sport and effective form of self defense.
Discipline, respect, and fitness - mental and physical - are hallmarks of judo.
Today, judo is an Olympic Sport.
Classes are currently held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bravo Martial Arts Center, located in the Global Mall in Antioch, beneath the food court.
All ages and boys and girls are welcome to help rebuild judo in Nashville.
Music City Judo's Instructor
Clay Morgan leads Music City Judo. He is a 3rd degree black belt who successfully competed for several years in the 1980s and 1990s. He won multiple Tennessee State Judo Championships, a Mississippi State Judo Championships and several U.S. regional judo titles.
As a coach, he built the success Bartlett Judo Club, which taught dozens of young men and women and produced numerous Tennessee State Judo Champions and internationally ranked competitors, several of whom still compete today.
He also served as an assistant coach for Texas A&M Judo, a college and community hybrid program ranked consistently ranked in the Top 3 in the nation in Collegiate Judo.
He approaches judo as an affordable, high-quality alternative to more traditional martial arts schools. The goal is to ensure no child is turned away from judo lessons due to their family's inability to pay for classes.
Students will train hard, have fun, and will have the opportunity to compete, attend clinics, and develop their character.
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