The Rules of The Judokai

  1. 1st RULE: You talk about The Judokai.
    2nd RULE: You TALK about The Judokai.
    3rd RULE: If someone says "matte", "soremade", "maita", "stop", "I give up", goes limp, or taps out the fight is over.
  2. 4th RULE: Only two members to a fight.
  3. 5th RULE: One fight per referee/coach.
  4. 6th RULE: Gi's optional.
  5. 7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they can.
  6. 8th RULE: If this is your first time at The Judokai, you HAVE TO try Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling - The way it ought to be.

  7. 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

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Class Information

The Judokai           
Fretz Park Recreation Center
6950 Beltline Road, Dallas, TX

Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Freestyle Judo, BJJ, Wrestling
Adults & lil' Samurai ages 6 and up (Instruction)


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - Noon
Noon till...

Freestyle Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Advanced Kata

Adults & lil' Samurai ages 6 and up (Instruction)
Adults & Teens** (Advanced Instruction)
Adults & Teens (Open Mat Randori / practice)

* 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. 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.

"Fight Club" full membership: $150/quarterly
"Additional Samurai" from within your clan membership: $90/quarterly
"Tourist" mat fund donation: $15/class

Private training is available upon request.

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How do I become a Black Belt?

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).


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