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What is Metro Orlando Judo Kai
Metro Orlando Judo Kai, Inc. (MOJ) is a Sports, Educational, & Cultural Club, and association of local Judo clubs in Central Florida dedicated to the promotion and practice of Judo. Metro Orlando Judo Kai teaches Olympic Sport Judo, Self-Defense & Ju Jitsu, and a Martial Arts based fitness program. Metro Orlando Judo Kai students have competed at the local, state, national, and even International level. Our instructors are experienced & certified coaches, and we frequently host world class visiting instructors from Japan, Korea, and Europe. Whether you are looking for a competitive combat sport outlet, or a way to get into better physical shape, or whether you are looking for an effective and time-proven form of Self-Defense, Metro Orlando Judo Kai can meet your needs. Come join us and be part of TEAM MOJ!
As Florida is currently experiencing a significant spike in Covid cases, Metro Orlando Judo Kai will continue to remain closed in order to protect our students, our staff, our family members, and our community. We strongly urge everyone to wear masks, wash your hands regularly, and observer social distancing guidelines. We will continue to post updates on social media and our website.
During this down time, please check out our Video page for some At-Home training videos, as well as other videos showing our instructors teaching techniques, and some competition videos. For an excellent source of statistical information on Covid cases in Florida, please visit the following link:
For general information on Covid-19 you can visit the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes for Health ( NIH) websites by clicking on their respective logos below :
Pay Month by Month:
Pay 3 months in advance
Family Discounts...Cross Training in MMA Through Glory Martial Arts is available!
Current location in South Downtown Orlando (SODO) at
119 Gatlin Ave, Orlando, 32806
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Adults Judo Class
Tues & Thur
Kids Judo & BJJ Class
Mon & Wed
Private Lessons and Seminars available upon request
Metro Orlando Judo Kai (MOJ) is a chartered Judo club with USA Judo. USA Judo is the official national governing body (NGB) for Judo in the US. It is also a member of the US Olympic Committee. Our head coach has the highest level of coaching certification from USA Judo. We are also in support of the Kodokan, the International Judo Federation, the United States Judo Federation, the United States Judo Association, the US Olympic Committee/Team USA, Tokai University Judo, and Florida Judo, Inc.
Take a look at Metro Orlando Judo Kai in Action!
MOJ Adult Competitors in Action
MOJ Judo Demonstration at the 2019 Orlando Japan Festival 11/17/2019
What is Judo?
KODOKAN JUDO is an Olympic Sport, Martial Art, and a method of physical education and mental conditioning...and is the most popular Martial Art practiced in the world. Watch the great videos below to give you a more detailed idea of Judo, and read more about Judo by clicking the "read more" link below.
Tournament & Clinic schedules have been postponed due to Covid concerns...rescheduled events will be announced here as they become known.
Seminar with MOJ's own Sensei Kyong won Jung a big success, with students from 2 other clubs participating. Sensei Jung demonstrated O Soto Gari and competition variations. Sensei Jung is from Korea, and was a member of the prestigious Yong In University Judo team, and a national level competitor.
1st Judo Class of 2020 a Big Success!
MOJ had our 1st class at our new South Downtown Orlando location, and in spite of bad weather it was a big hit. We had visitors from other Judo clubs, as well as gained new students. We want to thank our new hosts at Glory Martial Arts for giving us this great place to train. We look forward to building up our existing program, and to also add some new classes to our schedule. Yes, we will be having our Kids program again, as well as other great training opportunities. MOJ is growing, come be part of it!
Congratulations to Dylan Peterson on taking a Bronze Medal at the 2019 US Open in the IJF 66 kg Category!
Congratulations to Dylan on being promoted to Shodan...1st degree Black Belt...well done Dylan!
2019 MOJ at Tokai University's Japan Study Abroad Program 5/24 - 6/12
Metro Orlando Judo & Gator Judo teamed up to attend the 2019 Study Abroad Japan program sponsored by Tokai University. Sensei Doug Clark, who organized the trip, and Daniel Diaz of Gator Judo participated in the program. The program included daily practice at Tokai's Matsumae Judo Juku, practice Sessions at Tokai University Takanawadai High School Judo Club, Tokai University Gyosei High School in Osaka, and Tokai University Seisho High School in Kumamoto, lectures on the history and philosophy of Judo and the Tokai Educational System, visits to the Kodokan and other historic Judo sites, and a tour of major attractions in Tokyo and surrounding areas. The Tokai University Instructors and students were incredible, both in Judo technique and in Judo spirit. You couldn't ask for a better experience...It was an awesome trip!!! Sensei Clark will be organizing a group for next year's program starting in January 2020, so please contact him for more information.