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 Coaches of The Judokai
Heights Park Recreation Center
711 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX
10:00 AM to Noon
* More class times to follow based on student requests and class participation.
** 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.
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.
Private training is available upon request.
To achieve the rank of Shodan (First Degree Black Belt), you must demonstrate not only skill, but the ability to teach all aspects of Judo including the Gokyu no Waza (40 traditional throwing techniques) and Katame Waza (traditional grappling & submissions), as well as the Nage no Kata (forms of throwing).
If you really like "Judo, the way it ought to be" and want to see The Judokai offer more practice times and tournaments, please consider donating to The Judokai Mat Fund. We need a minimum of 32 tatami mats for a small competition area, and a total of 50 for a full size area. Each mat is approximately $150.