The Judokai is the Dallas home for Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling – the way it ought to be. Training focuses on throwing / take-downs, grappling, submissions, and self-defense. Instructors are nationally certified with over 30 years of coaching experience and focus on the needs of each individual student.
Our Judokai Warriors are women, men, and children of all experience levels ranging in age from 6 and up. They have worked together to make The Judokai one of the largest and most popular Judo organizations in the DFW area.
Come train with the team that dominated the 2016 and 2018 AAU Freestyle Judo National Championship.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Submission Grappling, Sambo, and Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts are encouraged to join.
The Judokai believes in strong traditional fundamentals, but a modern safe interpretation of competition rules where there is no differentiation between Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo, Pankration, etc. Certain training methods, names, and contest rules might vary by style and ethnic origins; Japanese, European, Brazilian, etc. However, good technique is good technique no matter what the origin.
That’s the way it ought to be
– The Judokai Warriors
Fretz Park Recreation Center
6950 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254
|Monday||6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
|Judo, the way it ought to be
|Wednesday||6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
|BJJ “Basically Just Judo” newaza, Kosen Judo, Wrestling
|Saturday||10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Freestyle Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Kata
Adults & lil’ Samurai ages 6 and up (Instruction)
Adults & Teens** (Advanced Instruction)
Adults & Teens (Open Mat Randori / practice)
** Children 12 and under may participate in these classes with instructor approval.
An all-white Judo Gi / Kimono is required; however, new students can wear workout clothes for their first classes. Extra “brownie points” for students who use traditional unbleached judogis.
For No-Gi training, students should wear standard white Judo Gi / Kimono pants and an all-white or all-black T-shirt or rash guard.
Primary Family Member: $100/initiation, $100/month
Additional Family Members: $50 initiation each, $50/month each
Day Pass: $25/day for out-of-town guests only
** All members are required to maintain up-to-date membership with the City of Dallas Rec Centers ($15/year) when training at primary locations.
*** All members are required to maintain insurance with either AAU Judo ($29/year), the United States Judo Association, or other national Judo sanctioning organizations.
Black Belts and Coaches
The Judokai has the depth and experience that other schools strive to achieve. Our instructors are active local members who have literally “been there and done that” in Dallas since 1990. We don’t need to use anyone else’s name on our club logo or front door. No purple belts running this school. No black belts that can’t drive yet either.