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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Judo is a martial art and Olympic sport that uses throws, holds and submissions. It is excellent for self defense, a great workout, and a lot of fun!

Judo utilizes very sophisticated throwing techniques and takedowns with the ultimate aim of putting your opponent flat on their back. There is also a complete ground game that emphasizes top control, as well as armbars and chokes.

In jiujitsu, once you get to the ground, the game has just begun. Jiujitsu practitioners don’t mind fighting off their backs and can get submission holds from almost any position. Jiujitsu holds the distinction of being the grappling art with the least restrictive rule set, which makes it a favorite of MMA fighters.

Judo is slightly more formal than Brazilian jiujitsu, with more bowing and a greater emphasis on courtesy and respect.

Judo and jiujitsu are both great martial arts separately, and they complement each other very well. Oakland Judo is one of the only places in the Bay Area you can train both full time!

Yes! Although accidents can happen in any physical endeavor, at Oakland Judo we create a culture of respect and safety. You have to look out for your training partners and treat them well, or soon you’ll find yourself without anyone to practice with.

One of the very first things a new student learns is how to fall properly – there is a technique to it! Once you learn the technique of falling and get comfortable with it, you will lose your fear of falling and start to progress very quickly.

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Just let us know by email or in person. Kids and teens memberships are all month-to-month, no long term contracts. If you want to drop your child’s membership, please let us know before the month renews. We cannot refund a membership that has already started.

If you’re an adult and not sure whether you can commit to a long term of training, we recommend you try the month to month membership. It’s slightly more expensive but has more flexibility. You can cancel anytime, but again, there are no refunds for memberships that have already started. In other words, if your membership renews on the 1st of the month and you want to drop on the 15th, we cannot refund you for the second half of the month.

Going on vacation? Have a busy period coming up at work? Please let us know in writing and we can put your membership on hold for up to two months.

TINY JUDO MEMBERSHIP PLAN

Tiny Judo on Saturday mornings

$85/month
  • A special class just for kids ages 3-5.
  • Month to month, no long term commitment
  • Includes 1 year membership with Amateur Athletic Union with $50 sign-up fee.

KIDS AND TEENS MEMBERSHIP PLANS

Unlimited Classes

$89/month
  • Best Value
  • Come to all the classes for fastest progress!
  • Unlimited Judo and Jiujitsu Classes
  • Includes one-year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union with $50 sign-up fee.
  • Month to month, no long term contract

2 Classes per Week

$79/month
  • Come to any two kids classes per week – judo or jiujitsu
  • Month to month, no long term contracts
  • Includes one-year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union with $50 sign-up fee.

1 Class per Week

$69/month
  • Month to month, no long term commitment
  • Take any one kids class per week – judo or jiujitsu
  • Includes 1 year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union with $50 sign-up fee.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP PLANS

12 Month Membership

$79/month
  • Best Value
  • With 12-month commitment
  • Unlimited Judo and Jiujitsu Classes
  • Includes one-year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union

6-Month Membership

$89/month
  • With 6-month commitment
  • Unlimited Judo and Jiujitsu Classes
  • Includes one-year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union

Month to Month

$99/month
  • No long term commitment
  • Unlimited Judo and Jiujitsu Classes
  • Includes 1 year membership in the Amateur Athletic Union

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