The San Jose Buddhist Judo Club is one of the oldest and most reputable Judo clubs in the Bay Area. It was established in 1947 and has produced many champions and outstanding students. The students have learned to use the disciplines of Judo to perfect themselves, to cultivate trust and respect from others, and to become a value to society.
The San Jose Buddhist Judo Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thanks to our dedicated instructors, who are all volunteers and donate their time and efforts, we are able to provide quality instruction in the art and sport of Judo at a minimum fee to students of all ages. With over 200 members, we are one of the largest Judo clubs in the United States and we pride ourselves in serving the community with a means for families and individuals to enjoy Judo as an organized sport or recreational activity.
For ages 7 to adult:
Mondays 7 pm to 9 pm
Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm
For ages 5 to 6 (Pre-judo)
Mondays 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursdays 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Additional days TBA
For pre-judo classes, 1050 N 5th St. San Jose, CA
For age 7 to adult, Buddhist Church Gymnasium at 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, .CA
Practice Hours Year Round
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How do I enroll?
Before you enroll, we recommend that you observe a practice session. We can answer any additional questions you may have during your visit.
The following forms are to be submitted for enrollment:
United States Judo Federation Individual Membership Form
Waiver and Release of Liability and Agreement to Participate Form
Participant's Medical Information Form
Club Rules on Etiquette and Behavior
Photo/and/or Video Consent Form
How much will it cost?
$70.00/year - United States Judo Federation (USJF) membership and insurance. Family memberships are available for immediate family members of 3 or more.
$25.00 - One-time enrollment fee
$75.00/month - Tuition
$45.00 and up - Standard judogi (you are not required to purchase a gi from us, but you must wear a gi to practice)
"Judo (柔道 jūdō, meaning "gentle way") is modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎). Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
The principles of judo are seiryoku zen'yō (精力善用, maximum efficiency, minimum effort) and jita kyōei (自他共栄, mutual welfare, and benefit)."