concept & practice

jumi - judo mindJudo means the gentle way in Japanese, and it’s based on effective use of energy – maximum efficiency with minimum effort.
The goal of “jumi” is to make the broader benefits of judo available and useful to children and adults in all spheres of life. Jumi is also perfectly suited to sports people who want to get to, and stay at, the top of their game.

The practice of jumi combines primarily judo exercises and psychological (mind) skills, thus the word jumi is an acronym for judo mind, however there is more to it….

“Ju”  in Japanese stands for adaptability, agility and maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

 “Mi”  has several meanings in Japanese, including: essence, reality, truth, and good results.

Jumi 柔実 directly translated means pliability (adaptable to change).

Practicing jumi promotes openness, flexibility and efficiency:

  1. open to all aspects of your present reality, cultivating
  2. flexible states and perspectives for
  3. efficient actions leading to successful outcomes

The above three traits are cultivated over time through participating in jumi sessions. The resulting benefits to children and adults include the development of:

  • Jumi sessions with Jevon Dangeliagility
  • confidence
  • core strength
  • concentration
  • emotion regulation
  • healthy self-esteem
  • mind-body awareness
  • performance enhancement

Jumi sessions involve the following activities:

The core objective of jumi is to develop open awareness and the ability to maintain it in all types of situations.

Jumi is a nonprofit initiative developed by Jevon Dangeli, (MSc Psychology, 40 years judo experience)

View our schedule to see dates and locations of all jumi sessions and events.

Contact us to arrange jumi sessions, or a jumi retreat, or a jumi camp for kids in your area.

Jumi sessions for sport performance enhancement

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Jumi is approved by IACTM

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