The Stanford Judo Club began in fall of 1980 and has grown since then. Today, Stanford Judo remains one of only two martial arts groups at Stanford funded by the Club Sports program, because of its competitive nature. There is a strong focus on competing as a team and as individuals, although many members come for exercise and recreation. There is a broad range of experience within the Stanford Judo Club. We have members of various ranks, many of which are beginner ranks, and encourage people with little or no experience to join.
New members of any experience level are welcome to join at any point during the year. Feel free to show up to any of the regularly scheduled practices with a signed waiver. In addition, prospective members do not have to be affiliated with Stanford University to join our team. If you don't own a Judo uniform, wear an old sweatshirt (and talk to Coach Raul about getting a Judo uniform).
Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9PM, Fridays from 7:15-9 PM, and on Saturdays from 12-2PM year long and during most breaks. Our kids' classes meet separately on Fridays from 5-7PM. Stanford Judo practices in the large glass-walled room in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation at Stanford University.