Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy seeks to enhance physical fitness while learning the Martial Art/Sport of Judo.
Our teaching staff is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about promoting Judo to the community.
Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy offers the facilities and support necessary for our students to reach their goals and full potential.
What We Offer
For ages 5-7
Our Kids Class provides students the chance to stay active. The classes concentrate on learning basic movements through exercises and games to enhance agility, balance, coordination and speed. These skills are core to Judo and valuable for other recreational activities as well. Learn and have fun all at the same time with Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy.
For ages 8-12
The Youth Class is designed to develop the young athlete. The Course builds on the basic exercise and movements with development of Judo specific techniques. It provides students with confidence as they learn self defense and gives them the skills for competition. We want our students to keep an open mind, and have fun throughout their experience at Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy.
For ages 13 and up
The Adult Class is multi faceted. It provides a full body exercise, a recreational activity, self defense skills or further development of athletes for higher level of competition. There is no "one size fits all" approach. Participants are encouraged to take it at their own pace and ability while always trying to push a little further to continually improve.
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2nd Annual Amherst Judo Tournament
Repeating last years success, Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy and Judo Nova Scotia hosted the 2nd annual tournament in Amherst. Approximately 125 competitors from the Maritimes took part
Record Number of Students Enrolled
September 30, 2016
Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy has been in a growth mode for the past 6 years. Back in 2010 we were a small club of roughly a dozen members operating one class a week out of a rented facility. We now have our own facility and run 7 classes per week for the various age groups aged 5 to adult. Membership is at a current record high of 60 students with new incumbents on a continuing basis.
New Location Opened
September 1, 2016
Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy has relocated to a new facility at 189 Church Street. The new facility provides approximately double the space of our past location and will enhance the training for our expanding membership. Everyone is invited to drop by for a visit or try out a class.
First Major Tournament Held in Amherst
May 28, 2016
Amherst Kodokan Judo Academy and Judo Nova Scotia were proud to host the first ever major judo tournament to be held in Amherst. Approximately 100 competitors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island converged in Amherst for this end of season event.
Monday and Wednesday: Kids (5-7) 5:30-6:15, Youth (8-12) 6:15-7:15pm, Teen/Adult (13+) 7:15-8:45pm