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Welcome to the El Toro Judo Club

Making Falling Fun!

Conveniently located in South Orange County, California, the El Toro Judo Club is a great place to learn and practice the Olympic sport of Judo. Led by Sensei Joe Kajita (8th Dan) and Keith Chu (6th Dan), our dojo provides a safe and fun environment for the whole family. Classes are held on weekday evenings and during the
day on the weekend.

Please refer to the dojo schedule for class times.

We are always happy to have visitors. If you are curious about the sport of Judo, please stop by
to watch a class or take a free introductory lesson.

Congratulations to Kayla Harrison

Kayla does it again, winning her second Olympic Gold Medal at the RIO 2016 Olympic Games.

Updated August 31, 2016

  • LATEST NEWS  2016

    Call goes out to club members and parents... Nanka is looking for volunteers to help at the  Fall Tournament on Sept 11th. Can you spare a few hour?

    Check out the Gallery Page for some new images from El Toro Judo Club. - May 2016


    At the most recent meeting of the USJF Board of Directors our Head Instructor Keith Chu was elected  the 2nd Vice President of the USJF.



    •   Sept 11 (Sun) – Nanka Fall Novice, Jr & Sr Judo Tournament, Westminster High School, Westminster CA 

    •  Sept 25 (Sun) – West Covina Novice Judo Tournament, West Covina

    •  Dining with Judo Legend’s October 2, 2016, Torrance

    If you miss it this time, well, you’ve missed it forever. A dinner party with a some of our U.S. Judo greats: AnnMaria Demars, Our very first U.S.A. World Champion, Hal Sharp, 9th Dan, Author and video producer, Gene Lebell, U.S. Grand Campion, Stuntman, Ernie Smith National Referee, Promotion chairperson USJA , Tosh Seino U.S. National Champion, Armed Forces Grand Champion. They will be telling their stories and answering questions, and giving us insight into our rich National and local history from the 40’s, 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s. It will be held on October 2, 2016, at the Luminarius restaurant. Dinner donations are tax deductible- $50.00 per person. Payable to Nanka Judo. Send for your tickets to: Teshima and Company, 2215 W. 190th Street, Torrance, Ca. 90504 (310) 323-1040 . Hayward Nishioka - Ways and Means Chairperson (Posted August 23, 2016)

El Toro Outstanding Judoka of the year

Mike Crane was given this years "Outstanding Judoka Award" and was honored at the Nanka Award Luncheon on May 7th, 2016 at The Grand in Long Beach.

Congratulations Mike.

Photo is Mike receiving his award from Keith (Nanka President) 

Click on the link above to take you to a list of all the Judo events scheduled for 2016.

Nanka or the Southern California Black Belt Association is the organization that promotes and helps to manage all Judo related activites here in SoCal. So checking ut htis page is a great resource on tournaments, clinics and group training sessions.


Our web store is up and running at Cafe Press. Click here to order El Toro Judo shirts, coffee mugs, and more!

El Toro Judo Club is a member of the United States Judo Federation

Making falling fun

El Toro Judo Club is a member of Nanka Yudanshakai (Southern California Blackbelt Association) 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

27601 Forbes Road #41 Laguna Niguel, California 92677

Phone: 949 232 3012

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