5 Best Judo Gyms in Philadelphia

 

Posted By: Pamela Toy
 

Best Judo in Philadelphia
 

Judo is a fantastic martial art that also provides a great workout. It is a grappling Martial Art that emphasizes taking the fight to the ground, which is important because close to 80% of fights end up there.

If you are interested in developing really good balance, core and shoulder strength we recommend trying out a class. However, if you have back or neck issues, you should check with your doctor first before jumping in as you will be getting thrown a lot in class.

We decided to review the top Judo schools in the Philly area.

Let’s go ahead and jump in.
 

Here are the 5 Best Judo Gyms in Philly:
 
 

1. Osagame

 

Osagame 
Osagame Martial Arts is Home of the Philadelphia Judo Club, which is the oldest operating martial arts organization in Philly. They offer Judo Classes for all levels as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No-Gi Submission Wrestling. They have attracted a lot of people over the years including Dave Garroway, who was a host of the Today’s Show.
 
Phone Number: (267) 357-1262
Address: 1168 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA
 

 
 

2. El Idrissi Academy

 

El Idrissi Academy
 
El Idrissi Academy opened in 2017. Owners, Alaa & Kristin El Idrissi made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Philadelphia. They began training martial arts very young and have both picked up national titles. Their program is designed to help your personal development. They have adult and kids programs for all levels.
 
Phone Number: (215) 313-6886
Address: 7153 Sprague St. Philadelphia, PA 19119
 

 
 

3. Philadelphia Judo

 

Philadelphia Judo
 
Philadelphia Judo was founded in 1990 by Damon Umholtz. They are not bound by the rules of Sport Judo or “Traditional Judo”, but instead apply a contemporary urban application of Judo in Philadelphia. Unlike other Judo Schools in the area, they practice with the Gi, without the Gi and with weapons.
 
Phone Number: (215) 587-0007
Address: 1760 Barbara street Philadelphia, PA. 19145
 

 
 

2. El Idrissi Academy

 

El Idrissi Academy
 
El Idrissi Academy opened in 2017. Owners, Alaa & Kristin El Idrissi made a commitment to serving and empowering the community of Philadelphia. They began training martial arts very young and have both picked up national titles. Their program is designed to help your personal development. They have adult and kids programs for all levels.
 
Phone Number: (215) 313-6886
Address: 7153 Sprague St. Philadelphia, PA 19119
 

 
 

4. Gracie Academy Philadelphia

 

Gracie Academy Philadelphia
 
Gracie Academy Philadelphia offers Judo classes to both beginner and advanced students. Their basic classes cover throws, submissions, and ground fighting. While their advanced classes focus on more advanced techniques honed through standing like tachi-waza, mat-work, ne-waza drills. The instructors keep a close watch to ensure all techniques are applied safely.
 
Phone Number: (215) 839-6501
Address: 1231 BAINBRIDGE STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
 

 
 

5. World Class MMA & JUDO

 

World Class MMA & Judo
 
Whether you are just starting your Judo journey, or have many years of experience, World Class MMA & Judo has you covered. Their world class training facility is designed to elevate your game. Founder and CEO, Sharif Mahmoud has over 10 years of experience in Judo.
 
Phone Number: (215) 954-0973
Address: 23 E Luzerne St, Philadelphia, PA 19124
 

 
 
 

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