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Pre - Judo (6:30 PM to 7:15 PM)

Instructors: Elaine Abad and Nathalie Gonzalez

For 5-6 year olds. The class focus is on coordination, listening, and basic judo skills. Our aim is to get the student ready for the beginner's class, but the bottom line is to have fun.

Beginner (7PM to 8:30PM)

Instructors: ​​Tommy Yamamoto, Bill Horbaly, Frank Rocca, and Nathan Storey

Introduction to principles, disciplines, proper etiquette of Judo. Student will learn to fall which is a prerequsite for moving to the next class. Introduction into Judo techniques, movement and free practice sparring called ''randori".

Junior (7PM to 8:30PM)

​​Instructors: Vaughn Imada, Neal Kodama, Lance Kawata, Jarrett Miner, Marcy Taketa, and Nathalie Gonzalez

The junior class is focused on sound basic judo principles. We stress proper etiquette, getting along with others, good sportsmanship, respect for others, appreciation of others and humility. We want them to have fun yet work hard in attaining goals. Our long term goal is to have the student continue to practice, study and to learn what judo has to offer for their life time. We hope that the principles and attitudes learned in judo will also help them in dealing with difficult everyday life situations.

Intermediate (7PM to 9PM)

Instructors: Chie Swain, Dan Hatano, Sam Piearcy, Eric Nakagawa, Brian Nitta, Matthew Dong, and Destinee Nagtalon

Advanced exercises and technique training development for Competitive Judo. Students are introduced to submission techniques: Shime-waza and Kansetsu-waza

Adult Beginner (7PM to 9PM)

Instructors: James Pennington, Roy Konishi, Tommy Yamamoto, and Nathan Storey

Introduction to principles, disciplines, proper etiquette of Judo. Student will learn to fall which is a prerequsite for moving to the next class. Introduction into Judo techniques, movement and free practice sparring called ''randori".

Adult Comptetitor (7PM to 9PM)

Albert Kato and Arik Dao 

The class emphasis is building skillful judo techniques improving the physical and mental aspects of the judoka. Striving for the growth of personal character, increased self-confidence, self-discipline and enhanced sportsmanship. The physical training aspect of the judo program improves strength, coordination, balance, speed, agility and endurance.

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