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.

USA Judo is the national governing body responsible for USA teams and events at National, International and Olympic level

    Our membership fees are kept to a minimum necessary to pay for essential expenses including maintenance and improvement of equipment and operational expenses. All instructors at madison Judo are unpaid volunteers. As a charitable organization, we offer scholarships to those that qualify.

    There are two payment options:

    Option A

    Monthly fee:
    - Adults $55.00
    - Students $45.00
    - Kids Class $40.00
    - Dan Grades $35.00

    Option B

    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.

    school Youth Program

    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.
    Adult Program

    Adult Program

    Madison Judo 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 to get the most from the instruction.

    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.