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Judo at Oishi Judo Oishi Judo 1 Photo

Children must be at least 5 years of age.

We do not offer trial classes, but parents and children are welcome to visit and watch a class before deciding whether to join.

Head Instructor — Shiro Oishi. He came to America as an art student in his early 20s and started Oishi Judo Club in 1969. Sensei Oishi holds a 7th degree black belt and was the 1980 AAU National Masters Judo Champion, 1969 AAU National Judo Champion, and 1976 AAU National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion. Some of Sensei's sketches and paintings are on display in the dojo.

Alternate instructors:

  • Andy Pernambuco;
  • Jeff Summa;
  • Matt Crane.
547 Greenwich Street
New York City, NY
212-966-6850
  • Houston Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Spring Street (1400 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Canal Street (1700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2017.11.19
Judo at International Training Center of New York International Training Center of New York

Instructors:

  • Greg Gutman — He has been studying Judo since his young teens, and had attained his black belt at the age of 18. He has been competing in Judo tournaments for over 35 years. He took first place in the 2004 World Masters Judo Championship. Currently holds the rank of Yondan, which is a fourht degree black belt;
  • Jimmy Vennitti — He is a certified 4th degree black belt, with over 30 years of Judo experience under his belt. Some of his achievements are as follows: 10 Time State Champ; 2x Collegiate Champ & National Championship; National Sumo Champ Member; 4th in World Championship.
22-55 31st Street
New York City, NY
646-844-9777
  • Ditmars Boulevard (100 ft) BMT Astoria
  • Astoria Boulevard – Hoyt Avenue (2300 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 30th Avenue (4000 ft) BMT Astoria
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2017.11.19
Judo at Judo Sambo Center - Brooklyn Judo Sambo Center - Brooklyn 1 Photo 1 Video

The club has an active roster of 150 students, with ages ranging from 5 to 65 years old. The groups and classes are broken down by age.

The head trainer — Felix Sverdlin, 5 Dan Black Belt. He holds the professional qualification of an International Coach.

2565 Eeast 17th Street
New York City, NY
718-615-0005
  • Sheepshead Bay (800 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Neck Road (2500 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Avenue U (4000 ft) BMT Brighton
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2017.11.19
Judo at Judo Sambo Center - Staten Island Judo Sambo Center - Staten Island 1 Photo 1 Video

The club has an active roster of 150 students, with ages ranging from 5 to 65 years old. The groups and classes are broken down by age.

The head trainer — Felix Sverdlin, 5 Dan Black Belt. He holds the professional qualification of an International Coach.

609 Midland Avenue
New York City, NY
917-518-3832
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (4.5 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (4.8 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (5.3 ml) BMT 4th Av
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2017.11.19
Judo at Krystek School of Self Defense Krystek School of Self Defense 2 Photo

Groups:

  • Pee Wee Kids — program is specifically designed for very young children (age 4-7). They will learn the fundamentals of Judo, by playing International Judo Federation approved “Judo Games”;
  • Junior Judoka Kids (7-9 & 9-14 years) — “Judoka” means one who studies and plays Judo. Our Junior Judoka classes continue to focus on and develop Judo techniques;
  • Adults.

Instructors:

  • Jack Johan Krystek — Judo 2nd degree Black Belt; Jiu-Jitsu Modern Style black Belt; Renzo Gracie BJJ Brown Belt. CT 707 Krav Maga instructor; TFW Training for warriors level 2 Instructor; USA JUDO regional Coach; RFLX Combat Wrestling instructor; Certified Israeli Self Defense, Ground Survival, Combat Fitness and Tactical Knife Fighting instructor. Currently training Muay Thai at Sitan Gym with legendary trainer Aziz Nahib and former Amateur world champion and current pro fighter Omar Ahmed. Training BJJ, MMA and submission grappling with Jose Zed Chierghini and Luciano Cristovam;
  • Frank McCullagh — Judo instructor / advisory board member; Judo 4th degree black belt (38+ years in judo). Former Irish national team member; Represented Ireland at the 1987 World Judo Championships. Certified CPR instructor and volunteer fire man 10+ years;
  • Brendan Schatzel — Asst. Judo Instructor. Black Belt Judo; Blue Belt BJJ. Started with Krysteks at the age of 4. Active Competitor.
96-25 Linden Boulevard
New York City, NY
718-835-4330
  • Aqueduct Racetrack (1300 ft) IND Rockaway
  • Rockaway Boulevard (2500 ft) IND Fulton St
  • Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue (2700 ft) IND Rockaway
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2017.11.20
Kodokan Judo at Gentleway Masters Judo Club Gentleway Masters Judo Club 1 Photo
103-15 Union Tpke Street
New York City, NY
347-813-5430, 347-873-9899
  • 75th Avenue (5000 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • Forest Hills – 71st Avenue (5000 ft) IND Queens Boulevard
  • 104th Street (5200 ft) BMT Jamaica
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2017.11.20
Judo at Senshi Okami Martial Arts Center Senshi Okami Martial Arts Center 2 Photo

Classes:

  • Lil Ninja (ages 5-7);
  • Beginners (ages 8-13 years old);
  • Elite (Kids Advanced) & Adults — fitness goals, competition training, leadership advanced movement and martial arts belt promotions;
  • Kids Martial Arts Afterschool (ages 8-15).
544 East 171 Street
New York City, NY
917-477-5836
  • Freeman Street (3500 ft) IRT White Plains Rd
  • 170th Street (3500 ft) IND Concourse
  • 174th Street (3700 ft) IRT White Plains Rd
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2017.11.20
Judo at Omni Martial Arts Omni Martial Arts 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Toddler & Gi (3-4 years old);
  • Little Champions (5-7 years old);
  • Advanced Little Champions;
  • Kids 8-13 years old.
35-08 Ditmars Boulevard
New York City, NY
718-726-0101
  • Ditmars Boulevard (900 ft) BMT Astoria
  • Astoria Boulevard – Hoyt Avenue (2900 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 30th Avenue (4500 ft) BMT Astoria
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2017.11.20
Judo at Bronx Judo and Martial Arts Bronx Judo and Martial Arts 2 Photo

Instructor — Sensei George, 7th Dan (red and white belt) and an ex-marine. He has been a prominent judoka and teacher for over 50 years. He started the YMCA International Judo Camp with students and teachers from all over world and the USA. He is not only a teacher and sponsor of various judo events and tournaments, he was an avid competitor winning many significant titles, including the Metropolitan Masters Grand Champion.

3028 East Tremont Avenue
New York City, NY
347-909-1469
  • Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue (1600 ft) IRT Pelham
  • Middletown Road (1600 ft) IRT Pelham
  • Zerega Avenue (2900 ft) IRT Pelham
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2017.11.20
Judo at Dento Teki Na Dojo Dento Teki Na Dojo 1 Photo

Our Judo program incorporates the traditional principles of Judo, “maximum efficiency, minimum effort,” and “mutual benefit” into it’s training.

Our kids program offers a safe fun place to allow your child to develop self confidence, coordination, and explore their capabilities. Our certified instructors have many years of teaching experience.

Instructors:

  • Sensei Rich — Al-Go society of black belts U.S.A. (5th Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), Al-Go society of black belts U.S.A. (4rd Degree Black Belt Judo), U.S. Kodokan Federation (5th Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), U.S. Kodokan Federation (4rd Degree Black Belt Judo), USJA (3rd Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), USJA (2nd Degree Black Belt Judo), Al-Go Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate Association, Certified MMA (instructor degree-Black Belt), Al-Go Arnis Association of U.S.A., Certified Dento Teki Na Stick Fighting U.S.A. (instructor degree-Black Belt), USJA Certified Coach, CPR & First Aid Certified, Served in US Army, received Honorable Discharge;
  • Sensei Nicole — U.S. Kodokan Federation- (2nd Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), U.S. Kodokan Federation- (1st Degree Black Belt Judo), 1st Degree Black Belt Jujitsu (USJA), 1st Degree Black Belt Judo (USJA), 1st Degree Black Belt Vadha Kempo, 2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do, CPR & First Aid Certified. She currently instructs in Jujitsu and Judo and continues her own training in both disciplines. She is a New York State certified teacher specializing in childhood education and children with disabilities in grades 1-6;
  • Sensei Chris — USJA (1st Degree Black Belt Judo), U.S. Kodokan Federation (1st Degree Black Belt Judo), ​USJA Certified Coach, CPR & First Aid Certified.​ Sensei Chris has been training in Judo & Jujitsu since his teens. He instructs students of all ages in Judo. He has also competed in local and state competitions;

  • Sensei Mike — U.S. Kodokan Federation-(1st Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), USJA- (1st Degree Black Belt Jujitsu), CPR & First Aid Certified.

2222 Hylan Boulevard
New York City, NY
718-734-1352
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (4.7 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (5.1 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (5.5 ml) BMT 4th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
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2016.12.12
Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system at Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Dean Street) Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Dean Street)

Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system is a unique system developed by Kyoshi Franklin Foster, MBA, a 6th degree black belt. He has dedicated his life to the development of individuals. This incorporates Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Judo, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do. It is a system designed to develop character, confidence, strong leadership qualities and survival skills for all ages.

1193 Dean Street
New York City, NY
718-576-5545
  • Nostrand Avenue (1200 ft) IND Fulton St
  • Franklin Avenue (2100 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Park Place (2300 ft) BMT Franklin Av
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2017.01.07
Judo at Evolution Muay Thai Evolution Muay Thai 4 Photo

Instructor — Garry St. Leger has spent nearly his whole life perfecting his skills as a Judoka. An Olympic alternate in 2008, Garry is a 3 time National Champion and 3 time Pan-American medalist. As a 2010 world team member, he has competed against and trained with some of the absolute best Judo players on the planet. While still competing at the top level in Judo, Garry has begun to branch out into Mixed Martial Arts.

12 West 27th Street
New York City, NY
646-649-3976
  • 28th Street (400 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) BMT Broadway
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2016.11.08
Judo at Kokushi Budo Institute Kokushi Budo Institute 2 Photo 1 Video

Instruction for both adults, and youths.

We offer adult classes in all levels: from Beginner/Intermediate to Advance. Brown/black belts from the Advance Class assist and help with the students in the Beginner/Intermediate class. The Advance class consists of students who have obtained a brown/black belt and national/international competitors.

Instructors:

  • Nobuyoshi Higashi — In 1960 as part of a global initiative to spread judo across the world, he took an exchange position under the University to teach Judo in the United States. He expanded his training to other arts such as Karate, Aikido and Jujitsu. He authored many martial arts books and eventually developed his own style of Jujitsu called Kokushi-Ryu Jujutsu. In his various studies, he has achieved the ranks of 9th dan Red belt in Judo from the Kodokan/USJF, 8th dan in Aikido and 8th dan in Karate;
  • Shintaro Higashi — He achieved success at the world level in Judo in the IJF international Judo circuit. He climbed as high as 43rd in the world, medalling in multiple World Cups, competing in the World Championship for the US team. He was selected for the Pan American and the World Championships teams for USA in the sport of Sambo. He is also a 2x all-state wrestler, in HS and in the NCAA (New York State). He holds the rank of 6th degree black belt in Judo from the Kodokan/USJF and numerous other ranks under his father in JJ, Aikido and Karate;
  • Eugene Seki Freeburg — In high school, he began Judo and wrestling, quickly earning his black belt in less than 3 years. He fights in numerous local and national tournaments, including 3rd at the New York State Judo Championships. He holds the rank of Nidan, second-degree black belt under the USJF and Kodokan. Outside of the dojo, Eugene enjoys weightlifting, music, and chess. He received his B.S. in Biology and plans to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
331 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY
646-828-7954
  • 103rd Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 116th Street – Columbia University (2800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2016.12.16
Judo at Five Points Academy Five Points Academy 13 Photo
148 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY
212-226-4474
  • Canal Street (300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Nassau St
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2016.12.15
Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system at Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Ralph Avenue) Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Ralph Avenue) 1 Photo

Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu system is a unique system developed by Kyoshi Franklin Foster, MBA, a 6th degree black belt. He has dedicated his life to the development of individuals. This incorporates Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Judo, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do. It is a system designed to develop character, confidence, strong leadership qualities and survival skills for all ages.

745 Ralph Avenue
New York City, NY
718-968-8592
  • Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road (300 ft) IRT New Lots
  • Saratoga Avenue (1900 ft) IRT New Lots
  • Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (3500 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
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2016.12.11
Judo at Judo & Sambo Center (Brooklyn) Judo & Sambo Center (Brooklyn)

Classes:

  • Judo kids;
  • Judo cadets;
  • Judo teens / adults.
2565 East 17th Street
New York City, NY
718-615-0005
  • Sheepshead Bay (800 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Neck Road (2500 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Avenue U (4000 ft) BMT Brighton
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2016.12.14
Judo at Judo & Sambo Center (Staten Island) Judo & Sambo Center (Staten Island)

Classes:

  • Judo kids;
  • Judo cadets;
  • Judo teens;
  • Judo adults.
609 Midland Avenue
New York City, NY
917-518-3832
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (4.5 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (4.8 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (5.3 ml) BMT 4th Av
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2017.01.07
Judo at McBurney Judo McBurney Judo

Classes are 90 minutes long, and consist of warmup exercises, uchikomi (standing throwing drills), newaza uchikomi (groundfighting drills), timed newaza randori (groundfighting sparring with different partners), and timed tachiwaza randori (standing sparring with different partners).

Depending on your experience, you will be paired up with a senior-ranking member who will introduce you to the various components of the class and basic techniques. You will have personal attention for the first several months and you will set your own pace of learning with thoughtful and safe guidance to help you.

125 West 14th Street
New York City, NY
212-912-2300
  • Sixth Avenue (400 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2016.12.12