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There are no additional enrollment or sign-up fees, however, we do have a nominal annual membership fee. This is paid at the beginning of each membership and automatically renews upon a students anniversary. This small assessment is only $75 and it is applied toward our club maintenance, insurance, and several third party subscriptions that are associated with our operations at the club. By sharing these fees uniformly it enables us to keep cost low for our members. This also enables us to provide consistent best in class facilities, services, and programming.

Members who are unable to attend more than two weeks of classes during any monthly period due to work, travel, health, other sporting activities or family matters may request a membership hold for up to 2 months. These requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the desired hold period so that we can take the necessary steps on our end to ensure proper management of this hold.

Absolutely! Better yet, how about 2 full weeks of classes for FREE! This is the best way to experience our program, instructors and community without any commitment. We have an amazing group, and we would love for you to get a chance to meet everyone.

We offer several membership plans which include some that will enable you to pay in cash. However, our monthly membership plans do not enable us to accept cash as a form of payment. For further information on this please contact us so that we can share the details with you.

Yes. To train in Judo students must wear a uniform (gi) that is specifically designed for the purpose of Judo training. These uniforms are much thicker than those used in other forms of martial arts training. This is because the uniform must be strong to withstand the gripping, throwing and grappling that we do in Judo. For your convenience we keep several low-cost options in stock at the club which are available for sizing and purchase. If you already possess a Judo uniform then you are welcome to wear it as long as it is white or blue in color and does not contain any patchwork from other clubs.  

If you are on a trial with us we have loaners that you can use until you have decided that the program is going to be a good fit for you.  

Judo is the safest contact sport for children under the age of 13 according to The American College of Sports Medicine. The word judo consists of two Japanese characters, “Ju”, which means “gentle” and “Do”, which means “the way”. Judo, therefore, literally means “the way of gentleness”. Judo was conceived by Japanese educator, Jigoro Kano in 1882. 

Judo is a rigorous and demanding physical activity. The practice of judo techniques helps people develop basic and fundamental physical fitness in a number of ways, such as the development of strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. The practice of active attack and defense helps develop reaction time, coordination, and overall physical self-confidence. 

Judo students learn how to control their feelings, emotions, and impulses. They learn about values of perseverance, respect, loyalty, and discipline. Judo students develop an outstanding work ethic, as well as important social manners and etiquette. They learn to overcome their fears, and to show courage under pressure. Through the rigors of daily practice, they learn about justice and fairness. Through their experience, they learn about politeness, modesty, and many other wonderful values that contribute to their development as successful citizens of society. As such, judo facilitates the development of important moral knowledge and values, those that are important to help people to become active and contributing members of their communities, nations, and the world. 

In its totality, it is a system of physical, intellectual, and moral education. Judo has its own culture, systems, heritage, customs, and traditions. Moreover, the principles of gentleness are carried from the practice mats and into most students’ lives, in their interactions with their friends, family, work colleagues, and even strangers. Judo gives its students a code of ethics, a way of living, and a way of being. It is a part of the physical education systems of many countries. 

Judo students also learn valuable social skills and build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with others. The camaraderie and bonding that occurs among partners who have shared the rigors of physically difficult and mentally demanding training are deep, often providing the basis for relationships that last a lifetime. Through judo, people are able to develop friendships and integrate socially almost anywhere.