It’s that time again! Oakland Judo is starting another quarter on July 9th. Tuition paid before the start date will be $165 for the semester. After July 9th tuition will be $190 or a pro-rated portion of $190 depending on when you start. It’s been a great year learning and growing with everyone, and we look forward to improving together with you as we move forward.
To register, bring cash or check to class on Tuesday or Thursday night. Alternatively you can mail a check to the following address:
Oakland Judo Club c/o Jonah Ewell
405 Kains Ave #101
Albany CA 94706
Make checks payable to “Oakland Kenin-Kan Judo” – do not mail cash!
Thanks and see you in class!
Yasuhiro Yamashita is a Japanese judo legend, a sort of combination Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken. For ten years he was undefeated, winning World and Olympic championships. Here he gives some tips on one of his favorite techniques, o-uchi-gari.
A short instructional video:
And here is Ronda Rousey doing the same thing in the Beijing Olympics:
Finally, in an MMA context, watch Ronda Rousey take down Sarah Kaufman with a ko-uchi-gari and do this exact same roll 2-3 times before securing the armbar:
This is me competing for the first time in many years at the City College of San Francisco spring judo tournament. New rules forbidding any hand-to-leg contact are now in effect. Thanks to Sensei Leon for taking the video.
All Oakland Judo students are required to become members of the United States Judo Federation. The USJF provides medical insurance for all judo-related activities, whether it’s in class, at a tournament, or at a clinic.
Online registration is now available. Click here to go to the USJF website and being the registration process.
- “Judo Rank” – white belts select “Rokkyu”
- For “Yudanshakai” select “Central Coast”
- “Club/Dojo” select “Kenin-Kan Judo Club”
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We’ll be starting our next quarter of judo here in Oakland in April. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10pm for three months starting on April 2nd and running through Thursday, June 27th. If you’ve been thinking about trying judo or getting back into it, this is a great opportunity.
Sign up now to save money! If you pay on or before the last class of our first quarter, Thursday, March 28th, the price is just $165 for the 2nd quarter. That works out to just a little over $6 per class, which is a ridiculously good deal. If you sign up after March 28th, the price goes up to $190, which is still a ridiculously good deal at a little over $7 per class. But why not save yourself $25 if you can?
If you’re a beginner or have never been to our dojo before, feel free to drop in and watch or try a class. Just give myself (510-516-3478) or Sensei Leon a call to let us know that you’re coming.
- Japan Olympic Committee cuts judo grants after coach abuse scandal (japandailypress.com)