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General Guidance (Kodokan is open to everyone)

Adult Division

For youth and adults. The members of this division can practice freely between the hours of Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm, on Saturday from 4pm to 7:30pm.

Instructors with experience in national and international championships are responsible for training.

Women's Division

Judo has become very popular among women.
In this division, trainees practice Judo attaching importance on manners, fundamental movements and Kata, also emphasizing on Randori.
The class is held Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 7:30pm.

International Division (To the Trainees from abroad)

There are many trainees from all over the world who come to Japan to study Judo at the Kodokan.
More and more people also are applying for Kodokan Judo while staying in Japan on business.
Classes are organized according to the level of students.

  1. B Class (Up to 2nd kyu)
  2. A Class (1st kyu and above)
Besides these, there are also courses for groups as well as private classes with special instructors.
Classes are held everyday from Monday to Saturday, and students may freely join Randori in the main Dojo.
Many of the foreigners who have studied at the Kodokan engage in leading the youth after they go back to their home countries. It is said that the Kodokan is really playing a big roll for popularization and promotion of Judo in the world.

"KATA" Guidance

Kata guidance is generally held once or twice every month on Saturdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. The schedule is subject to change. Please check the top page or contact us for a specific date and time.