Introduction to the San Shi Judo club
San Shi Judo Club is a program of the Japanese-American Cultural Center of Vista. Founded in 1954, today the club continues to provide a learning and practice environment for Kodokan Judo. Students are all ages and come from all walks of life. Our dojo is a full-time space dedicated to judo and as a result we are able to hold classes and events throughout the week. As a non-profit, we are able to concentrate on the mission of promoting values and culture. There are no contracts. All our instructors are qualified volunteers.
Quotes to live by:
Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910