to the Toronto Judo Kai. We are officially registered under Judo
Ontario as Thornhill Judo Kai (run out of space rented from Chu’s
Martial Arts), headed by Sensei Brent Uemura and Sensei Josh Hagen.
This club is strongly supported by a solid coaching staff made up of
technically sound and successful Black Belts, all of whom have competed
either at the national or international level.
mission here is to build judoka who are technically strong and who are
also upstanding and respectable citizens in the community. We promote a
curriculum that supports the development of fitness, technique and
are also encouraged to participate in tournaments to test the
application of their skills learned during practice. Tournaments are
not mandatory; however, they are a strong source of indication for
senseis to assess progress and grading. Furthermore, this competitive
aspect of our training model builds strong character in young people
that can be drawn upon later in life when making crucial decisions in
high-pressure and time-constrained situations.
is fun, physically demanding, mentally challenging, and very addictive.
We accept students as young as 5 years old; and it is never too late to
start. Hope to see you on the mat! Feel free to try it out for free by
signing up for a trial membership.
Judo Kai’s training environment is supportive, respectful, safe and
non-violent. Everyone receives personal attention in small group.