Class Info

Shaun Eddy throws Mark Smith in the Nage no Kata

Throw and be thrown

Faye Allen Kata 2015 Results and Galleries

WHO:  You and the other DC Judo members of all ages and levels.

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

WHY: fun, fitness, competition, cross training or the joy of movement

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.

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.


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 pay-what-you-can (i.e. no fixed fee). Visitors and those interested in experiencing Judo for their time are encouraged to try us out.

Judo classes at Edgewood are fixed 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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