Judo Classes

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.


A normal class will have 15-30 people attending training, with at least two experienced black belt coaches on the mat providing instruction.

New club members are always welcome no matter whether you are a beginner; a seasoned competitor; or just visiting Cape Town.

Our experienced coaching team provide the full range of training, from beginner level through to competition class for our club members who compete on a national level. At our Groote Schuur dojo we have a dedicated space with the best possible facilities which include two full size judo olympic mats, numerous crash mats, and a sprung floor.

A 90 minute judo training session normally consists of a thorough warm-up, technique instruction to refine and learn new techniques, and finally randori (sparring). We focus both on standing and groundwork techniques.


Sensei Mike Job

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

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

Sensei Lorraine Job

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

Sensei Alex Gasson

JSA 3rd Dan; JSA – Level 1 Registered Coach; IJF Level 1 Instructor, Senior Kyu Grading Master

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

Sensei Rashaad Jakoet

JSA 1st Dan; JSA – Level 2 Registered Coach; Sports Physiotherapist.

Cell: 084 422 4456 Email: rjakoet@yahoo.com

Sensei Marco De Freitas

JSA 2nd Dan; IJF - Level 2 Coach; National Referee.

Cell: 082 498 8188 Email: marco@pudlo.co.za

Sensei Denton Smith

JSA 1st Dan; JSA Registered Coach

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