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› 当て身技

Body Striking

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› 投げ技

Nage Waza
Throwing Techniques (67 Total)

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› 関節、締め技

Kansetsu Waza & Shime Waza
Joint Locks and Choking Method

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› 固め技

Katame Waza
Pin Downs

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› 護身用柔道

Kōdōkan Goshinjutsu
Self defense style

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San Diego Judo

kodokan judo san diego
The 8 petaled flower of the cherry tree is the symbol of Kodokan and represents a piece of red hot iron surrounded by pure white floss silk — hard in the center, soft on the outside. The badge emphasizes the judo principle that the soft controls the hard, or gentleness can control force, that one can win by using the opponent’s force against himself.

Welcome to Kamikaze Judo, San Diego’s only traditional Kodokan Judo gym. Kodokan is the oldest form of Judo and follows the principle of “maximum efficient use of physical and mental energy.”


Unlike modern Olympic Judo (and European Judo), Kodokan includes an additional category of techniques called Atemi-Waza, the techniques of striking, punching and kicking.


To learn more, read the Five Principles of Kodokan Judo, written by Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan Judo.


Kamikaze Judo teaches Kodokan Judo to students of all ages and abilities. With affordable weekly classes held every week, what are you waiting for? Contact us today!


“If there is effort, there is always accomplishment”

-Jigoro Kano

Meet the Founder

Dr. Jigoro Kano

Judo Master

Dr. Jigoro Kano spoke of Judo as "The highest application of mind and body" where one uses the "Maximum efficiency with minimum effort". The purpose being of "Mutual welfare and benefit". The final goal of Judo discipline is to perfect yourself and contribute something of value to the world.

The Sensei

Koji Fukumoto is a trained judo master from Japan. He is now available for Judo lessons for people of all ages.

Koji Fukumoto

Judo Master - 4th Degree Black Belt

Our trainer Koji Fukumoto is trained to help you learn all of the greatest throws in Judo. He is now available and offering classes in Clairmont Mesa, San Diego. Call him today to get signed up and learn all about the great art that is Judo.


Wednesdays -

4pm-5:30pm Kids Class
6pm-7:30pm Adult Class

Sundays -

2pm-2:30pm Kids Class
3:30-5pm Adult Class