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Welcome to the El Toro Judo Club

Making Falling Fun!

Conveniently located in South Orange County, California, the El Toro Judo Club is a great place to learn and practice the Olympic sport of Judo. Led by Keith Chu (6th Dan), our dojo provides a safe and fun environment for the whole family. Classes are held on weekday evenings and during the
day on the weekend.

Please refer to the dojo schedule for class times.

We are always happy to have visitors. If you are curious about the sport of Judo, please stop by
to watch a class or take a free introductory lesson.

Updated September 12th, 2022


    (9/12/22) We had a great turnout for the Nanka Fall Tournament on Sept 11. Nine students competed, and all did brilliantly.

    Jayden and Manli both took Gold in their division and Lucas took Bronze. Congratulations!!! :-). Adam, Andrew, Harrison, Hideyoshi, Marc and Musashi also did fought very hard, and all are a credit to El Toro Judo Club.

    (7/31/22) A big shout out goes to our Kids Orange belt promotions. The following students did brilliantly at the July 15 test:

    Niels, Harrison, Hideyoshi, Marcus, Stephan, Manli, Kate, Haylee and Andrew. - Great job!


    (7/5/22) Congratulations to all our new Kids Class Yellow Belts: Adam, Jeremiah, Josiah, Michael, Sebou, Joey and Sam.

    Also a great big "well done!" to Philip (Blue Belt) and Musashi (Green Belt) on their promotions as well.

    (7/5/22) Another of our students is going on a big adventure. Philip is off to High School in Athens, Greece. We wish him the best of luck, and we hope to see him again in the future.

    (6/6/22) Sad but excited: we are sad to see TK and Yohei leave us as they return to live in Japan. Both father and  son have been an inspiration to all of us at El Toro Judo Club. Nevertheless, we are excited for them as they embark on a new chapter in their life. TK will be working for a Professional Sporting Team in Nagano. Yohei will, obviously, continue to do fantastically well. Ganbaru! 

    (6/6/22) Checkout the new Judo Waza page under the "More" menu

    (5/23/22) Big shout out and well done to Yohei, who competed at the Golden State Games, taking silver in his division. 

    (3/18/22) We are happy to announce that Kate and Haylee have passed their yellow belt promotion test. - Congratulations to you both. 

    (3/14/22) Congratulations to Yohei, Musashi and Hideyoshi for doing so well at the Taishi Tournament on March 13. Hideyoshi showed great spirit winning 3 matches in his first tournament. Musashi also won 3 matches winning a bronze medal. Yohei won four matches taking a silver.  Well done to you all. We are so proud of you.



    October 22nd: 5th Annual Fight for the Cure All Women’s Judo Shiai. Venue is North Vista High School in Riverside, CA. Proceeds from this event will go towards helping those affected by breast & ovarian cancer.

    Thanksgiving: The dojo will be closed Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th.

    December 3-4: Grassroots Judo Winter Nationals Tournament will take place at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.


    Holiday schedule: The dojo will be open on Saturday, December 24th, but will be closed December 25th through January 1st, 2023. We will be open on Monday, January 2nd.

Click on the link above to take you to a list of all the Judo events scheduled for 2018.

Nanka or the Southern California Black Belt Association is the organization that promotes and helps to manage all Judo related activites here in SoCal. So checking ut htis page is a great resource on tournaments, clinics and group training sessions.


El Toro Judo Club has partnered with Budomart America (Santa Fe Springs CA) who can provide Judo Uniforms at a special club price.

The El Toro Judo Club Kanji Characters can be embroidered on the left chest of Judogis  as an optional extra. Please enquire at time of ordering.

BudoMart also has a range of Addidas Judogi available at special discounted prices.

To purchase or enquire about  available uniforms and to get the club price, please contact Christian Pineada directly at 323-250-3697 and let him know you are a student at El Toro Judo Club.


Don't forget El Toro Judo Club merchandise can make a wonderful gift or  holiday present.

Our web store is up and running at Cafe Press. Click here to order El Toro Judo shirts, coffee mugs, and more!

El Toro Judo Club is a member of the United States Judo Federation

Making falling fun

El Toro Judo Club is a member of Nanka Yudanshakai (Southern California Blackbelt Association) 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

27601 Forbes Road #41 Laguna Niguel, California 92677

Email: info@eltoro-judo.com
Phone: 949 232 3012

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