Our mat and club membership fees are kept to a minimum necessary to pay for essential expenses including gym rental, maintenance and improvement of equipment and operational expenses. All instructors are unpaid volunteers and do not receive expenses.
We offer scholarships to those that qualify and provide stipends to our members for entering major competitions.

There are three payment options:
Option A
Annual Madison Judo club membership $30.00 and

Monthly fees:
- Adults $50.00
- Students $40.00
- Kids Class $40.00
- Dan Grades $30.00
Option B
No club membership required

Monthly fees:
- Adults $70.00
- Students $60.00
- Kids Class $60.00
- Dan Grades $50.00
Option C
No annual club membership

No monthly fees

- $10.00 per session
All judoka are required to be members of a national organization to both provide them with insurance and the opportunity to compete. We recommend that judoka should join USA Judo.
*USA Judo is the national organization that we (and most judo clubs in Wisconsin) are affiliated with. In addition to providing our club with insurance, they grant promotions, certify coaches, and run tournaments.
If you are already a member of a different national organization (USJA or USJF), you are not required to join USA Judo.
Madison Judo is the only Judo Club in the Madison area to offer advanced youth and adult programs.
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Youth Program



Madison Judo aims to help a young athlete develop while practicing the sport of judo. Our highly qualified coaches are fully aware of their role in the formation of future members of society, and judo should complement the education that the athlete will receive elsewhere.

We follow USA Judo guidelines for our teaching program, keeping our junior athletes active and making the activity fun. We set achievable objectives for each individual’s ability and personality so they may:

- Learn new capabilities (movement, throws, falls)
- Act autonomously
- Develop self-confidence
- Enjoy and express himself/herself through movement
- Understand and respect the basic rules and etiquette of judo
- Understand and practice basic judo techniques

We encourage our athletes to enter competitions. Success in competitions is just one of several ways to judge an athlete’s progress. It is also a means to learn (including learning to win and lose). While many of our athletes win medals at competitions, our main aim is to develop the individual within the framework of the sport of judo.
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Adult Program



Madison is pleased to welcome women and men (16 and above) of all ages from complete beginner to advanced competitive Dan (black belt) grades.

For those new to the Olympic sport of judo, our aim is to teach basic competences in throwing and pinning techniques, in a fun and progressive atmosphere. Experienced players of all levels will appreciate modern approaches to training and improvement of individual skills sets as used by European and US national teams. In line with the philosophy of Judo and its founder Jigaro Kano, central to the function of all classes is respect for each other, which develops trust and allows each individual get the most from the instruction.

Although not mandatory, we encourage our membership to compete at their appropriate level in local, regional and national tournaments and Madison Judo players regularly place in competition. Inspiring and motivating our players over arches everything we do at Madison Judo, so that everyone can achieve their maximum potential in the sport of Judo and beyond.