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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.

Updated April 19, 2016

  • Latest News  2016

    El Toro Judo Club is looking for volunteers to help at the upcoming Nanka Spring TOurnament (4/24) . No experience is necessary, just a passion to help our local judo community.  Just  a few hours makes all the difference...


    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.


    Mike Crane has been nominated as this years "Outstanding Judoka Award" and will be honored at the upcoming Nanka Award Luncheon on May 7th 11am at The Grand in Long Beach. Congratulations Mike.

    If you would like to take the day off from Judo and support Mike with this great honor please inform Keith.


    We are also looking for help during the Jr. and Sr. Summer Nationals July 1st to 3rd. This is a major tournament and is being held at UCI, Irvine. Nanka needs help and El Toro has agreed to share  Matside Teble duties with Konjo Dojo. So we need 6 helpers to work the tables, three at a time over teh two days of competition.



    •  April 24 (Sun): Nanka Spring Novice, Jr & Sr Judo Tournament , Westminster High School, Westminster CA - Entry Forms

    •  April 30th: Pacific Soutwest Judo Association Kata Clinic (Nage No Kata). San Diego Info Package

    •  May 22 (Sun): West Coast Invitational Judo Championships and Nanka Team trials, Westminster HS, Westminster CA - Entry Forms, Team Trial Forms

    •  June 5 (Sun) - Nanka Development Tournament, Esther Synder Center, Baldwin Park CA

    •  June 28/29/30 (Tue/Wed/Thur) - 16th Annual USJF National Kata Conference hosted by Nanka Judo, Norwalk CA - Forms

    •   July 2nd and 3rd (Sat/Sun) Jr., Sr. and Master Summer Nationals at Bren Center, UCI, Irvine CA.  See link below for more information.

    This is a top level tournament, which has Novice divisions as well. All El Toro Judo students should seriously be thinking about competing in this great tournament.


July 1st - 3rd , 2016

This summer Nanka is hosting the Summer Nationals at UCI, Irvine CA. This tournament is open to Kids, Senior Adults and Master Adults . They also include Novice divisions. Be a part of this great experience and get ready to join in the fun. 


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: 949 716 2011

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