"In randori (free-style practice) we teach the pupil to act on the fundamental principles of Judo, no matter how physically inferior his opponent may seem to him, and even if by sheer strength he can easily overcome him; because if he acts contrary to principle his opponent will never be convinced of defeat, no matter what brute strength he may have used."
Interested in joining? We encourage you to first visit the dojo and observe a practice to see if it is right for you. Feel free to talk and ask questions with the black belts or parents.
Complete the necessary forms (found here or you can visit the dojo in person). Come before practice begins to submit your forms and club dues to a black belt instructor in order to enroll. Once completed, practice can begin!
Dues are collected to help maintain the club. Checks should be made out to "Manoa Judo Club".
Saturday class (Junior Judo):
United States Judo Federation (USJF) Membership:
Manoa Judo Club is a member of the USJF, therefore all members must have a USJF membership.
Saturday, 9:00am - 9:45am
This class is for kids ages 4-6. In this class the kids learn proper etiquette such as sitting, bowing, and learning to practice with a partner. Students are engaged in a structured environment with emphasis on learning to take proper falls and mat work, while working on their coordination, concentration and self-confidence. Students do not learn throws in this class. A judo gi is not required.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mainly for young children, ages 6-12, this class focuses on developing an essential foundation needed for judo. They will learn proper etiquette such as how to bow and sit. They will also learn skills such as safe ukemi (falling) and basic techniques in throwing and mat work.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This class is for older students and students who have mastered their basic foundations, ages 13 and up. Students can expect to build upon their knowledge of various techniques and skills. This class is also for older students who are just starting.
Kata Class (Currently Unavailable)
Saturday 10:15am - 12:00pm
Kata is one of the two principal ways of practicing judo. Kata literally means "form" and involves practicing and following a formal system of prearranged exercises. In this class, judoka learn the principles of techniques with precision and accuracy.
Sundays, Once a month
For students wishing to test their skills and knowledge, the 50th State Judo Association holds monthly tournaments at Salt Lake Gym. While we encourage students to participate in this monthly, family-friendly event, it is not required for club membership or belt promotion.
See calendar below for this month's tournament date.