Dr. Jóvér Béla
Bősz Anett
Czetka Zoltán
Csernák János
Gergely Máté
Horváth Zsolt
Legéndy Miklós
Lipcsei Sándor
Dr. Pados Róbert
Dr. Szőnyi András
Vígh Csaba

The location of sessions:

JDSE dojo
Budapest VIII., Somogyi Béla u. 13. (At the Blaha Lujza square, next to the Corvin shopping center)

Times of the sessions:

Monday - 18:30 - 21:00 room number 1
Wednessday - 18:30 - 21:00 room number 1

The reqruitments of new members:
We accept both males and females over the age of 15. We try to accept everyone as they apply continuously, but the finite amount of space in the room we rent means we can’t guarantee that everyone will be accepted immediately. Thus we require everyone to contact the president of the club Ákos Nagy, if they wish to join. You can find his contacts below.
mobile: +36-20-9331801


If you would like to explain our club in a nutshell, this club was founded to practice, teach and popularize traditional Judo, while also being a circle of likeminded friends.

Trough analysing our clubs name we would like to elaborate on the things state above.

When choosing the club’s name Budapest was meant to allude to the fact that this was the first club operated in this manner in Budapest and Hungary as a whole. It is the successor of the Mélyépterv Sportkör’s judo team, which means it was born at the same place where Shotokan-karate, Kempo-karate and aikido started out in Hungary.

Jiu-do is a different pronunciation of the two characters which make up the word Judo. We chose this name ot represent traditional Judo, because this pronunciation was common at the turn of the century and refers to the original ideals of Jigoro Kano, the establishing master of Judo. What is the relationship between Judo as the sport and Jiu-do? Judo as we know it today is just part of the whole. Originally Judo consisted of three parts:
  • Judo’s base goal is the do, the inner road, which refers to the perfection of the personality, physique and ethics of the ones practicing Judo trough the means of learning and practicing different martial techniques in various manner, with various goals.
  • Along this Judo was also a long standing way of weapon less self-defence, provided the base for Japanese militant establishments training and also proved its worth by the fights between the masters of different styles. These weren’t death matches but they went on until one side was incapacitated and often ended with serious injuries.
  • When teaching Judo master Kano employed a different teaching technique along the traditional forms, when practicing particular techniques – while enforcing rules which would prevent injuries- he introduced randori, a free-style fight between two practitioners to better their technique. This was revolutional in its time and provided the base ground for a new martial sport requiring a whole balanced person, - soon after this we saw the birth of competitive Judo, one of the youngest Olympic sports.

What we mean under competitive Judo being the part of the whole, is that we still practice it, because it is worthwhile in itself, but also because this brings the modern innovations into practicing the self-defence part of Judo. Naturally we don’t aim to achieve in the world of competitive sports, because we practice Jiu-do as a hobby along with our daily jobs and we only spend a part of that time practicing following the rules of the tournaments.

To sum it up our attention is aimed towards Judo as a whole; on the whole of the weapon less martial art and its zen-Buddhist inspired relaxation and meditation culture, although we don’t practice any of its religious customs. This system incorporates moves banned in the competitive sport hits, kicks, joint strains and twists along with the well-known throws and ground fighting techniques into an organized, effective and well-oiled whole, which also contains the means to defend yourself from attackers holding a variety of weapons. In our club along with the traditional techniques, we also practice with a variety of weapons (sword, knife, different sizes of staffs, nunchakus, sai etc.). Along with the duel style practicing we also deem it important to practice in battle like settings, because these model the chaotic nature of a real life fight, thus they help you improve your ability to make judgements and hones your intuition.