Why Choose Toronto’s Budokai Judo Club?

We teach the Olympic sport and martial art of judo here at Budokai Judo Club. And we teach Confidence!  What better and more lasting gift to give your child or a loved one?

Judo is our specialty and the martial art that we excel at. We are black belts certified by Judo Ontario, Judo Canada, The International Judo Federation (IJF) and The Kodokan Judo Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

Our focus is on teaching judo to children and kids, girls and boys (aged 5+) and adults (men and women) of all ages to learn and develop skills at the sport and martial art of judo, in a safe and rewarding environment. Budokai’s goal is to imbue its students through the practice of judo with character, confidence and courage – precepts that will carry over into many other aspects of their lives.

Judo for Self-Defence

For parents of children that are being bullied in school, and that want their children to learn how to protect themselves, we also teach self-defence to kids. After all, no child should ever be afraid to go to school.

Exceptional and Humble Judo Instructors

Born and raised in Toronto, head sensei Ray Litvak has over 35 years of teaching experience. He prides himself as an instructor of students that have gone on to earn their black belts and win medals provincially, nationally and globally through competition. Ray and the other judo club’s instructors are child-friendly, patient and kind; both inside and outside of the dojo. All said, they boast over 100 years of judo experience through teaching, practicing and competition. Ray instills respect and shows students how to protect and conduct themselves in and out of the judo club.

Toronto Judo Club for Kids both big and small 

Judo is ideal for kids who are just learning about themselves and the world around them. As a parent, you can’t always be there to protect your child or shield them from the bully. What you can do is provide them with tools to build confidence and courage on their own. This is what they’ll learn at Budokai Judo Club.

*Parents:  Unlike some martial arts clubs, Budokai Judo Club is not a babysitting service. We teach competitive and recreational judo classes to kids 5 years of age and up. Your child will learn proper judo techniques and etiquette under the supervision of highly qualified, experienced judo instructorsWith a ratio of 1 black belt instructor for every 10 kids, we guarantee it!

Benefits of Judo for kids 

Judo provides both psychological and physical benefits to its students. In addition, they also learn an effective form of self-defence. Since Judo was first developed in 1882, participants have learned the rewards of building character, confidence and courage through discipline and rigorous training.

Give your child these benefits of Judo Training

  • Protection against bullies
  • Getting and staying fit
  • Knowledge of a martial art
  • Learning the art of being a good sport
  • Earning belts and awards
  • Lots of fun!
  • Learning Olympic Judo

Your child will receive all of these benefits and more at the Budokai Judo Club.