Top Notch Instruction

Madison's best players choose to train at Madison Judo.

Our coaching team prepares players to compete successfully at state, national and international competitions.

Highly Qualified Coaching Team

Madison Judo has a large and highly qualified team of coaches for our kids and adult classes. All are certified with USA Judo and volunteer their time.

Our head coach competes internationally and has many years of competition and coaching experience.

Judo for All

As a charitable organization, Madison Judo makes judo available for all.

We provide scholarships to those that qualify.

Madison's Premiere Judo Club

Madison Judo is one of the largest judo clubs in Wisconsin and the only USA Judo dojo in the Madison area.

If you are serious about judo, Madison Judo is simply the area's best place to learn and train.

Try for Free

Tryout for free and discover if judo is the sport for you

Just arrive 10 minutes before class, introduce yourself to one of our coaches and you will be invited to join the class or, if you prefer, sit and watch.

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Madison Judo

Training Facility:
The Neighborhood House
29 South Mills Street
Madison, WI 53715
Tel: (608) 772-8309
Phone, Email
Training Schedule:
Kids (7+)

Tuesdays: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Adults (and advanced teens)
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursdays: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sundays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Monthly Member's Fees:
Kids: $40
Students: $45
Adults: $55
Scholarships available

Discounted rate for students in full or part-time courses

$60 for 2 siblings
$70 for 3 siblings
We also provide scholarships for those that qualify

As a charitable organization, we make judo available for all - scholarships are available for those that qualify

Madison Judo, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to promoting the sport of judo as a way to enhance the well-being of its members.

What is Judo ?

Judo is many things to different people. To some it is a sport, an art, a craft, a discipline, a recreational or social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life.

Judo is unique in that people of all ages, sexes, and abilities can participate together in learning and practicing the sport. Judo is an inexpensive, year-round activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life and ages.

An attitude of seriousness and respectfulness is necessary to progress towards understanding the “Maximum-efficient use of energy” and “Mutual welfare and benefit of practitioners” – two basic principles of Judo.

Judo was founded in 1882 in Japan by Dr. Jigoro Kano, who modified the more dangerous techniques in ju-jitsu and developed Judo from a martial art into an Olympic sport. He also gave Judo a physical education emphasis and a strong moral orientation.