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ABOUT SANDIA JUDO CLUB, Inc
5315 Acoma Rd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: (505) 255-4629
Judo ("The Gentle Way") was founded by Dr Jigoro Kano in order to develop a martial art into a way
of life, and a sport, based on overarching principles concerning the development of physical, mental,
and moral culture. The first principle of judo, as articulated by Dr Kano, is "Seiryoku Zenyo" or
"Maximum efficency in physical and mental activity." Sandia Judo Club's goal is to develop its members'
awareness of this principle through focused, vigorous, and disciplined study of judo techniques. The
second principle of judo, as articulated by Dr Kano is "Jita Ktoei" or "Mutual benefit and prosperity."
Consequently, an equally important goal of Sandia judo club is to further the greater meaning of the
study of judo by developing each member's sense of cooperation, respect, and unity. Sandia Judo Club's
mission is to promote the above principles of Judo, which are essential in striving for the ultimate
objective of Judo -- "Self-Perfection as a human being."
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CLUB
HEAD INSTRUCTOR: Sensei Jesse Ballou, 6th Dan
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR: Mark Apostalon, 5th Dan
BLACK BELTS (photos)
DIRECTIONS TO THE CLUB
The club is located at 5315 Acoma Rd SE. Acoma SE is east of San Mateo two blocks south of Central Avenue.