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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 May 22, 2016

  • LATEST NEWS  2016

    We are 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 Table duties with Konjo Dojo. So we need 3 to 4 helpers to work the tables, three at a time over the two days of competition.


    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.



    •  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 17 (Sun) California State Games – Jesse Jones Memorial Tournament

    •   August  7 (Sun) - Nikkei Games Judo Championships, Long Beach Pyramid, Long Beach CA

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) 


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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