FOR FITNESS AND SELF DEFENSE
BLACK BELT LEVEL INSTRUCTION
Our training is led by multiple black belt instructors with more than 50 years of grappling experience. This background includes state, national, and international-level competition, as well as training at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Japan, and directly with the Gracie family.
Beyond Judo and jiu-jitsu, many of our members have extensive backgrounds in wrestling, and other martial arts or combative sports.
As a member club in the US Judo Federation with active youth programs, our senior instructors are required to: 1) Pass routine criminal background checks, 2) To maintain training and certification from the Centers for Disease Control on head injury prevention and response, 3) To be trained and certified by the US Olympic Committee on maintaining safe/respectful sporting environments and mandatory reporting of abuse or misconduct among or directed at young athletes.
Even if you don’t train with us, as parents ourselves, we think these credentials should be a minimum standard for any club where your kids train.
$75 - MONTH
We operate as a non-profit educational and recreational club, with no interest in selling you gear covered in logos, lifestyle products, or expensive special training seminars with our cult leader. (We’re joking about the cult!)
Our transparent monthly pricing covers our rent and basic operating costs. There are no hidden fees for promotions, no pressure tactics to sign you up for long-term contracts, and no sketchy auto payments that we try to lock you into.
Your first month training is also free with the purchase of a gi (training uniform). This is a great opportunity to try things out and see if you like it.
Monthly fees also offer reciprocal training with Aikido Port Townsend, including their traditional weapons classes.
Visitors and drop-ins are always welcome.
We practice a full range of traditional Judo -- emphasizing live stand-up and ground grappling. Our classes routinely feature instruction in classic Judo throws not currently used in tournament settings, as well as leg locks, striking fundamentals, traditional jiu-jitsu, occasional no-gi grappling, sumo and more.
More than that, our classes also feature discussions on Judo theory and the principles of leverage, off-balance, and timing necessary for success.
Gracie Combatives / Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Steve Maxwell (6th degree black belt), is our Gracie jiu-jitsu instructor-in-residence. Steve was the first American certified to teach Gracie jiu-jitsu in the U.S., and is a multi-time Pan American champion. He teaches the traditional Gracie system founded on the teachings of Helio Gracie and Mitsuyo Maeda. These classes include practical, easy to use self defense and sport jiu-jitsu techniques.
WE ARE OPEN!
Spring 2022: We are actively training, and welcoming new and returning members. Judo and jiu jitsu is a great way to build incredible core fitness, learn functional self defense skills, and to gain comfort and confidence in moving your body, falling down, and getting back up.
Please note: our youth classes are currently on hiatus as we ease out of the COVID lockdowns and will resume soon. Dates TBD.
Thank you for checking us out, and please email us with any questions or to get started.