Georgetown Judo Program at Yates

Program Details

The Georgetown Judo Program at Yates offers Georgetown University Students, Faculty, Staff, and community members the opportunity to receive instruction in the Olympic sport of Judo. The program teaches the fundamentals of Judo: breaking one’s fall, maintaining balance, developing skill and coordination, strength and speed as necessary for the study of throws, pins, chokes, and arm lock techniques. Judo classes are offered for both beginners and advanced levels. Class instruction is available to males and females regardless of age or experience (minimum age to participate is 5 years old).

The course is taught by World Class instructors and competitors including Tad Nalls, Yoshi Komori, Fran Vall, Rachel Friedrich, and Edwin Vallejo. For more on the history and details of the Georgetown Judo Program, please visit the program website.



The Judo program is offered during three sessions each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. The first two classes of each session are free for members to trial before registering for the program. To register, please come in to the Yates Main Office during regular office hours. Non-Yates members must present a Judo pass at the front desk each visit (passes are acquired in the Yates Main Office).

The Summer 2017 Session will be held June 1, 2017 through September 1, 2017.

Date and Time
Beginners: 7:00-8:00pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
Advanced: 7:30-9:30pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Session Fees
Students: $45 per session
Yates Members: $60 per session
Non-members: $175 per session

Initial practice (beginners) may wear sweatshirts/sweatpants or other loose fitting clothing.