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Unleash the Power of Judo Excellence at the Royce Gracie Academy of Randallstown!

Unlock the world of Judo at Royce Gracie Academy of Randallstown, where we offer a well-rounded experience fostering both physical and mental development. An Olympic sport since 1964, transcends mere martial art—it’s a versatile discipline encompassing sport, self-defense, and a way of life. Join a community where Olympic champions and diverse individuals value Judo for its holistic approach, enhancing overall well-being.

Master Timeless Techniques

Our program starts with a strong emphasis on fundamental Judo techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, our instructors will guide you through the art of throws, ground fighting, and practical self-defense maneuvers.

Randori and Sparring

Judo isn’t just about learning techniques; it’s about applying them in real combat situations. Engage in Randori, free-style sparring, to develop your timing, balance, and adaptability against resisting opponents.

Kata and Forms

Kata, a structured series of movements and forms, plays a significant role in our training. Refine your technique and demonstrate Judo principles through consistent practice, gaining a deeper understanding of the art.

Safety and Respect

Your safety is our top priority. Learn how to fall safely and execute techniques to minimize the risk of injury. Embrace the integral values of respect and etiquette, bowing when entering and leaving the training area, and showing respect to instructors and fellow students.

Promotions and Ranking

Progress through our ranking system, indicating your dedication and proficiency in Judo. The belt system recognizes your level of expertise, providing a tangible testament to your martial arts journey.

Philosophy and Values

Guided by the principles of “Seiryoku-Zenyo” (maximum efficiency, minimum effort) and “Jita-Kyoei” (mutual welfare and benefit), our program shapes character, emphasizing personal development and respect for others.


Judo, founded by Jigoro Kano, embodies a philosophy encompassing principles such as “Seiryoku Zenyo” (maximum efficiency, minimum effort) and “Jita Kyoei” (mutual welfare and benefit). Central to Judo is the concept of “Ju,” advocating gentleness and yielding to an opponent’s force. The philosophy encourages continuous improvement (“Kaizen”), viewing situations from different perspectives (“Enzan no Metsuke”), and integrating mind, technique, and body (“Shin Gi Tai”). Respect (“Rei”), non-resistance, and flexibility (“Mizu-no-Kokoro”) are fundamental, fostering adaptability both on and off the mat. This holistic approach aims not only for physical prowess but also for mental and spiritual development, shaping individuals with a balanced and respectful mindset.

Ready to embark on a transformative journey? Join our Judo program at Royce Gracie Academy of Randallstown. Contact us for more information or take the first step by registering for a free class. Elevate your mind and body through this enriching practice!