Arigatai dojo


Arigatai can be translated to mean ‘Thankful’ and dojo means ‘school’ and so we acknowledge with gratitude the heritage we enjoy. It is only due to the dedication and hard work of those that came before us that we can enjoy Judo. If anyone, many of them volunteers, had stopped passing on the art, we would have nothing to share together today. That’s why we volunteer to run this dojo – Please join us and improve your confidence, stamina and focus while you relieve the stresses of the day! You will be glad you did!

Currently sponsored by the Suffolk County Police Athletic League

Eastport Jr. Sr. High School

Manorville, NY

Wednesday evenings

7:00-8:00, 8:05-9:00pm

For Ages 8 – 80


631-909-2273 for information


USJA KodokaN Judo

Judo (柔道 jūdō?), meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling manoeuvre, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by executing a choke. Strikes and thrusts (by hands and feet) — as well as weapons defences — are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).