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Budokai Judo Club (Richmond Hill)

1110-5 Finch Ave. West
Richmond Hill, Ontario
M3J 2T2

Contact: Rick Koglin
Phone: (416) 712-6751
Website: budokaijudoclub.ca/


Tatami Judo Mats, Showers, Change Rooms, Free Parking, Courteous Staff, Minutes from Richmond Hill, Ontario


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Budokai Judo Club (Richmond Hill)

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About our Club

Budokai Judo Club: Just minutes away from Richmond Hill

Worth the drive from Richmond Hill...Guaranteed!

Welcome to the Budokai Judo Club. Our professional, experienced and certified judo instructors are pleased to provide the Richmond Hill area with judo lessons and classes at the recreational, fitness and competitive levels for people of all ages.

*Take advantage of our free week of trial judo lessons*

Why Judo?

Judo is fairly unique in the world of sports and recreational activities in that anyone can benefit from practising this martial art - men and women, kids, children and adults at any age. Judo has been an official Olympic sport since 1964 and has been practised by men, women and children around the world since 1882.

Taking judo lessons is a terrific way to get and stay fit.

• You’ll get in shape - judo helps with flexibility, agility, strength and control as well as overall fitness
• Self-defense - you’ll learn how to effectively handle yourself in tricky situations with a confidence that grows over time

Judo for Kids

As a parent, you’re concerned about a lot of things. You want your child to be active in this era of couch potato kids and alarming levels of obesity. You want your kids to be confident and self-assured in the presence of their peers...and bullies. Children can benefit from taking judo lessons in a great many ways that go beyond physical fitness.

Bullying and the terrible and sometimes tragic consequences of it have been highlighted in recent media reports, bringing attention to what is an age old problem. Richmond Hill is no exception to the rule.

As your Sensei Ray Litvak, I know exactly what bullying is all about from my own experiences as a child. I was a late bloomer and I may as well have painted a bull’s eye on my back. I was the go-to target for most of the bullies in my school and I went through more black eyes, bloodied knuckles and bruises than I care to remember. It didn't help that I wore glasses.

Then at age 12, I took my first judo lesson and it changed my life. I was an easy victim no more - and I know just how to instil that same feeling in your kids.

I've been teaching judo to kids for more than three decades and I know that it's one of the best martial arts disciplines for children. I base that on a number of reasons, among them:
• Judo uses the principle of leverage and teaches a smaller person how to overcome a larger opponent by using their own force against them
• Judo movements don't include punches or kicks and are safe to practice even when sparring at 100%
• Judo techniques are actually most effective when someone is grabbed or attacked - it teaches kids how to react to aggression

The benefits of judo lessons aren't all about the physical aspects however. You'll watch as their confidence levels and self-assurance grow along with their proficiency at this venerable martial art.

When it comes to bullying, the truth is that judo benefits both the victims of bullying. As for the bullies, not so much.

Along with confidence, judo teaches children about control and discipline. It teaches the principle of avoiding conflict until you have no other choice and that even then, you respond in a way that's considered and thoughtful - not in anger or emotion.

Bring your child for a two week trial (6 classes) of free lessons. We're located in North York but have many students from Richmond Hill, Thornhill and beyond. We're worth the drivel. So bring your child outl - you have nothing to lose and a world of confidence and physical activity to gain.

If you’re looking for Judo classes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and or close to Richmond Hill, give us a call. Try a free 2 week trial of judo classes and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Call 416-712-6751 today or e-mail us to learn more.

Judo Club and Classes for residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including North York, Toronto, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Ontario.