General Guidance (Kodokan is open to everyone)
For youth and adults. The members of this division can practice freely between the hours of Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm, on Saturday from 4pm to 7:30pm.
Instructors with experience in national and international championships are responsible for training.
Judo has become very popular among women.
In this division, trainees practice Judo attaching importance on manners, fundamental movements and Kata, also emphasizing on Randori.
The class is held Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 7:30pm.
International Division (To the Trainees from abroad)
There are many trainees from all over the world who come to Japan to study Judo at the Kodokan.
More and more people also are applying for Kodokan Judo while staying in Japan on business.
Classes are organized according to the level of students.
1. B Class (Up to 2nd kyu)
2. A Class (1st kyu and above)
Besides these, there are also courses for groups as well as private classes with special instructors.
Classes are held everyday from Monday to Saturday, and students may freely join Randori in the main Dojo.
Many of the foreigners who have studied at the Kodokan engage in leading the youth after they go back to their home countries. It is said that the Kodokan is really playing a big roll for popularization and promotion of Judo in the world.
We are conducting the following Kata classes to meet increasing requests from trainees who want to study Kata.
Anyone who is interested in Kata and wants to study Kata in more depth is able to participate in these classes.
Monthly Kata class
Day and time: Once or twice a month on Saturday, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Dojo: The main dojo (7th floor of the Kodokan International Judo Center)
For more detailed schedule, please see this page.
Weekly Kata class
Venue: International Dojo, 6F
Instructors: Tadashi SATO (8th Dan)
Toshihiro UTSUGI (8th Dan)
Makoto KATADA (8th Dan)
Venue: Children’s Dojo, 5F
Instructors: Michio FUKUSHIMA (8th Dan)
Koshi ONOZAWA (8th Dan)
Yoshiaki SO (8th Dan)
Kata Practice Guide (how to participate in the class)