Founded in 1882 in Japan by Sensei Jigoro Kano, Judo has since spread worldwide and became an Olympic sport in 1964. The second most practiced sport in the world, Judo focuses on throwing techniques to defeat an opponent and includes an array of pins, chokes, and joint locks to neutralize fighters on the ground. For those looking for an outlet to fight and/or stay in shape, we have free sparring every night that can tax you to your limits, should you so choose. Older or injured participants also come, taking it light on the sparring and focusing on refining techniques into pieces of human art. Led by Jon Bertsch, who started Judo thirty years ago in England, Cal Judo currently has 11 black belts from 6 countries and has a strong and ever growing competition team that boasts an impressive history of winning.
Face coverings are required. Please register for classes at https://shop.rs.berkeley.edu/Program/GetProducts. Click on “Fall 2021” and scroll down to find the club.