concept & practice

jumi - judo mindJudo means the gentle way and its techniques are all about maximum efficiency with minimum effort.
The goal of “jumi” is to make the authentic art of judo appealing and applicable for children and adults in everyday life.

The practice of jumi combines primarily judo 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 gentleness, yielding, adaptability, agility and maximum efficiency with minimal effort.

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

Jumi (柔実) directly translated means “pliability” (adaptable, adjusting readily to change )

Practicing jumi cultivates openness, flexibility and efficiency:

  1. open to all aspects of one’s present reality in whatever form it manifests, in order to be
  2. flexible enough to change one’s current state and perspective as required for
  3. efficient actions that lead to successful and ecological 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:

  • confidence
  • concentration
  • healthy self-esteem
  • regulation of emotion
  • mind-body awareness
  • performance enhancement

Jumi sessions typically 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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