Grappling Arts - Kano Martial Arts NYC
(917) 262-0199 149 West 27th St, NYC


Judo, Jiu Jutsu, Wrestling & More


Judo is a popular martial arts style and Olympic sport with a rich, though relatively recent history. Breaking the term judo down, ju means “gentle” and do “means the way or path.” Thus, judo translates to “the gentle way.”  It’s named the “gentle way” because the essence of Judo is to use your opponent’s energy against him, without having to exert unnecessary amounts of force. Unlike striking arts such as Karate, Judo focuses more on throws and trips, as well as various joint locks and chokes. Judo is one of the most practiced martial arts in the world. Its efficiency and combat pedigree has made it ideal for sports, where it’s been an Olympic sport since 1964, and for modern self-defense needs. 

Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art based in ground fighting. It is unlike many other ground fighting styles, particularly in the way that it teaches practitioners to fight from their backs.  Along with this, it teaches takedowns, takedown defense, ground control and especially submissions. Submissions refer to holds that either cut off an opponent’s air supply (chokes) or look to take advantage of a joint (such as armbars).


Kids Classes

Martial arts for judoku ages 4 – 12

Private Lessons

Private sessions for individuals and families