Tuesday / Thursday 8:00-9:30pm
4118 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, California 94619
Our adult classes work with people of all skill levels from beginner through advanced. Everyone warms up together, and beginners will be given a semi-private lesson until they have mastered basic skills and are ready to take falls and learn throws.
For judoka with intermediate through advanced skill levels, class consists of some combination of ukemi (tumbling and falling), uchi-komi (entry practice), movement drills, throwing practice, groundwork skills practice (pins, chokes, armbars), randori (free play/live sparring), and of course strength and fitness conditioning.
Judo is great for self defense. The best self defense is of course to not get into a fight. But if physical altercation is unavoidable, judo provides excellent tools to avoid harm and subdue your attacker without causing permanent damage.
Participation in tournaments is encouraged but not required. We view competition as a valuable tool to test your skills, rather than an end in itself.
Judo is also an excellent adjunct to other sports such as Brazilian jiujitsu, wrestling, mma and more.
We have a lot of fun while learning a skill and getting fit. You are welcome to join us!