"Mutual Benefit and Welfare"
A Winner's Creed
If you think you are beaten, you
If you think you dare not, you
If you'd like to win, but think you
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out in the world we find
success begins with a person's
It's all in the state of mind
Life's battles don't always go to
the stronger or faster hand;
They go to the one who trusts in
God and always thinks
Judo is a system of self defense, a physical and mental discipline, and an Olympic Sport. Judo was founded in 1882, in Japan, by Professor Jigoro Kano, who envisioned it as a way of becoming both physically and mentally fit through disciplined training. It was designed so that it can be practiced by all ages, both male and female. Through Judo you can open up your mind and learn to focus on the task at hand. Judo will teach you both physical and mental discipline. It is an excellent activity to increase physical fitness, self-esteem, self-defense, and mental awareness.
Dr. Jigoro Kano, Shidan
Jimmy Pedro, World Champion 1999
What it Takes
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."