Judo originated in Japan as a derivative of the various martial arts developed and used by the samurai and feudal warrior class over hundreds of years. Although many of the techniques of judo originated from arts that were designed to hurt, maim, or kill opponents in actual field battle, the techniques of judo were modified so that judo students can practice and apply these techniques safely and without hurting opponents.
The Tulsa Judo Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1980. It has trained numerous national medalists in the sport of Judo. Coach Dr. Martin Bregman is a 7th degree black belt, an International Judo Federation A level (Olympic) Referee, and has won many national and state level judo competition titles. Coach Bregman is assisted by several coaches of 3rd degree black belt and higher.