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About US


Metro Orlando Judo Kai (MOJ) offers both recreational and competition oriented Judo programs. While our focus is on teaching the traditional techniques and philosophy of Kodokan Judo, we also are guided in our training by the most recent finding in sports medicine & science with regard to safe and effective physical training. We are fortunate to utilize the facility run and managed by Grounded Studios/Renzo Gracie Orlando. Our facility is very clean, and our mat space is quite spacious. The facility has 3 bathrooms with showers, 1 handicap accessible bathroom and baby changing area, 2 changing rooms, a front desk & visitor area, and coming soon a YOGA room! We also have training devices such as crash mats.


Our goal at MOJ is to provide an environment where individuals can improve their physical and mental health through the practice of Judo, to develop elite Judo athletes who will be able to successfully compete at any level of competition, and to teach a viable and proven method of self-defense to the Central Florida community. MOJ has a unique relationship with, and active exchange program with, Japan's famous Tokai University Judo Club, and we often host visiting instructors from Japan, as well as send students to Japan for training. In addition to to Japan, we also maintain strong ties with Judo clubs in Korea, Germany, England, Poland, France, Spain, & the Netherlands. MOJ students compete, and medal, in Judo competitions at the local, regional, national, and even international Level. MOJ is very active in the Central Florida community and can often be seen giving Judo demonstrations at various cultural events throughout the Metro Orlando area. 

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Metro Orlando Judo Kai (MOJ) is a chartered Judo club with USA Judo, and Florida Judo, Inc.. USA Judo is the official national governing body (NGB) for Judo in the US. It is also a member of the US Olympic Committee. We are also a chartered club with the United States Judo Federation (USJF), also being a member club in the Shufu Yudanshakai. Our head coach has the highest level, International Level, of coaching certification through USA Judo. We stand in support of the Kodokan Judo Institute, the International Judo Federation (IJF), the International Olympic Committee US Olympic Committee, Tokai University Judo,  and the Judo NPO created by Kosei Inoue, JUDOs.

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