Class Info

New Online Scheduling and Reservation System – Register here for September classes

John Anderson Development Shiai Postponed Until Spring 2015 – WILL NOT take place on 10/18

Shaun Eddy throws Mark Smith in the Nage no Kata

Throw and be thrown

WHO:  You and the other DC Judo members.

WHAT: Sport Judo classes for beginners and ongoing practice and training for members.

WHEN: Core Judo Wednesday and Friday nights from 6-8 PM (Free)
Extended Judo Mondays 7:30-9:30PM and Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM (Starting after Labor Day 2014)
Deep Judo Saturdays from 11:30AM-1:30PM (Starting after Labor Day 2014)
Updated Schedule and Class Sign Up Here

WHERE: W&F Kennedy Recreation Center 1401 7th St NW DC AND M,T,Sat Edgewood Arts 3415 8th St NE DC  (Travel and Directions)

WHY: fun, fitness, competition, or cross training

Wayne Brown, Baltimore Judo Club, gets ready to throw Wayne Lifshitz, NIH Judo

We learn together

HOW: Come to class, share some information, start practicing with us. Registration is online here.

Judo is for everybody. Your shape, size or fitness level doesn’t matter. What does matter is your enthusiasm to learn and begin to reshape how you move and think. Come visit us and discover for yourself what Judo can offer you.  You won’t know until you try.

Interested? Got a question? Click here to email us.

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Bring a gi if you have one. Otherwise, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes with no hard (metal or plastic) parts. We usually have a few loaner gis for you too. We have a discount program for Fuji and other gis through Hatashita Sports.


Judo classes at Kennedy Recreation are free of charge (thanks to our partnership with DPR). Visitors and those interested in experiencing Judo for their time are encouraged to try us out.

Judo classes at Edgewood require a fee. Check out our online registration site for schedule and fees.

Students who are interested in pursuing a practical study of Judo are encouraged to join the DC Judo Club as part of the United States Judo Federation (USJF).  USJF membership costs $50 annually and includes supplementary insurance coverage for your Judo practices, clinics, and competition events. USJF membership qualifies you for Student Membership in DC Judo.


Randori at the early Kodokan 1913

Our mats are not quite as crowded as 100 years ago
(Randori at the early Kodokan 1913)

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