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 Georgetown Judo Program website.


The Judo program is offered during three sessions each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. The Fall 2018 Judo Session will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The first two classes of each session are free for participants to trial before registering for the program. The Fall 2018 free classes will be September 5 and 10.

Registration for Fall 2018 Judo is now open! To register, log in to your online account and search for the appropriate Judo lesson. If you do not have an online account, you will need to create an account. For help, watch this video for steps to create your account. Please note that Georgetown University students, faculty, and staff do not need to create an account and can log in with a Georgetown NetID.

Register for Judo Online

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

Session Fees
Fees are broken down by class type, Yates membership status, and age: Adult (18 and up) and Youth (under 18).

Yates Members:
Adult Beginner: $45.00
Adult Advanced: $105.00
Youth Beginner: $36.00
Youth Advanced: $78.00

Non-Yates Members:
Adult Beginner: $75.00
Adult Advanced: $175.00
Youth Beginner: $60.00
Youth Advanced: $130.00

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