Welcome to the Judokan

Classes for all skill levels.

The Judokan Judo Club

The Judokan was founded by Mike Job and Lorraine Bailey (both 7th dan Black Belts and former South African Champions). We are one of Cape Town’s largest and most established judo clubs. Many of our members are former and current SA Champions. We provide martial arts classes for children, teens and adults. All skill and ability levels, from beginner through to black belt are welcome! We are conveniently located close to the Cape Town CBD and the Southern Suburbs, at Anzio Road Observatory.

Why You Should Do Judo

Judo is a Japanese martial art, olympic sport, and respected form of self defence. It's a physically demanding martial art that allows you to develop strength, fitness and confidence. Techniques include throws, joint locks, strangles, and hold downs. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu also has it's roots in judo. For more info watch the video above or read more here.

Our Coaching Team

The Judokan’s experienced coaching team consists of IJF and JSA accredited coaches, senior grading masters, and seasoned competitors. We provide coaching from beginner through to black belt level. We have a high instructor to student ratio and a regular grading schedule. This ensures rapid progression through the ranks.

Our Training Times

We offer weekly judo classes at our dojo in Observatory. Come and train with us at the following times:

Kids Martial Arts Classes

Mondays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Adults & Teens Martial Arts Classes

Mondays: 6:30pm – 8pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 8pm

Your first training session is free of charge.

Book your FREE Judo Martial Arts class

Sensei Alex Gasson

JSA 3rd Dan Black Belt; JSA – Level 1 Registered Coach; IJF Level 1 Instructor, Senior Kyu Grading Master, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt

Cell: 071 307 4100 Email: alexgasson@yahoo.com

Sensei Mike Job

IJF 7th Dan Black belt; JSA – Level 4 Registered Coach; Senior Dan Grading Master; National Referee

Cell: 084 630 5434 Email: mikjob@telkomsa.net

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