Judo classes are being held in Nacogdoches Texas at the Nacogdoches Community Center on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Sensei Meier is also the coach for the Stephen F. Austin University Judo club which meets at Shelton Gym on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
To contact Sensei Meier about these classes you can call 903-747-7277 or send an email to rycemr@gmail.com.
In addition to these classes, a class at Kilgore Jr. College is in the process of forming. Questions concerning the Kilgore class can be directed to Mr. Kenta Bell, director of the James M. Parks Fitness Center of Kilgore Jr College.  903-983-8631.
These classes are all organized under the Ganbarou Judo Club, part of the United States Judo Association, associated with the United States Olympic Committee.
– Judo is the safest contact sport for children under 13 years of age. (Source: American college of sports medicine).
– Judo is the best training sport for children from 5 to 12 years of age. (Source: World Health Organization ‘).
– Judo is the second most complete sport that exists. (Source: International Olympic Committee 2000.)
– Judo is the best initial sport to train children and young people from 4 to 21 years of age. -(UNESCO SOURCE 2017)
– Judo is after rowing, the physical exercise with the highest calorie consumption: 363 calories for 1/2 hour. (Source: World Health organization)
In addition to the physiological benefits we have seen, in the dojo (gym) increases self-esteem, the resorption of the disorder of behavior at home and school, the development of motor and cognitive skills, the reduction of too much energy not to mention the concepts of self-defense that they acquire and that they can use when necessary for life.
In all these years, I’ve never turned out a bully from my training, but I have noticed that bullies tend to lay low when my students are present in any setting. (School activities, playground, study hall etc)
 Why not come along and give it a try.  Get in touch with us for your free taster sessions.
You can contact Sensei Meier in Tyler, Texas at
      903-747-7277, or  send an email to  rycemr@gmail.com
This incident is a perfect set-up for
     sase-tsurikomi-goshi or soto-makikomi

There are Jiu-Jitsu classes being offered in Amarillo, Texas and in Denver, Colorado.

For information on these classes, please send  an email to rycemr@gmail.com.

Judo classes are geared to sport judo with a view to participation in tournaments, and beyond to Olympic competition.

Jiu-jitsu classes focus on effective self-defense, police, and combat technique both ground technique and standing technique.  Much of what is taught in the jiu-jitsu class is illegal in competition judo.  Judo does not allow wrist locks, leg locks, back locks, pressure points, nor striking and kicking.

Jiujitsu is a Japanese method of weaponless self-defense. It’s purpose is to discourage an assailant from  attacking the practitioner, but if attacked, to reply in such a manner as to discourage further action. The techniques are as well suited to police work as they are to the young lady concerned about date rape. The practice of the techniques will benefit children and adults in coordination, strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance, as well as confidence in a confrontation. The application of jiujitsu has many practical advantages among which are it’s instant availability and it’s ability to vary the intensity of the response upon the assailant. Jiujitsu techniques involve striking with the natural striking surfaces (hands, feet, ect), throwing, joint locking, pressure points, and various other tactics.