Love it here. Sensei Casey is a great teacher. Always finds an excellent way of instructing each individual. Very welcoming environment with all great people to work out with.
I consider myself lucky to have a Judo teacher like Sensei Casey, he is very flexible and is willing to work with you. The learning environment is amazing. Sensei evenly distributes time between all students no matter their skill level, and at the same time gets techniques done in class.
This is the best Judo instruction in Rochester. Casey and his team are very knowledgeable, very accomplished, and very technical. They [..] are able to link Judo to other grappling arts as Casey also practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
A STRONG TEAM
We provide a number of fun and energetic martial arts classes that are not only a great workout but will improve your confidence, sharpen your skills as well as develop strategies and tactics for competition.
New students: Your first week is free!
Classes focus on the technical aspects of Judo techniques helping you to learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Classes start with a warm-up, followed by drills, then instruction, and ends with light live sparring (Randori). Every class you will get a great workout, refine your skills, learn something new, and test your technique in live sparring with your teammates.
Whether you've just started doing Judo or been doing it for 30 years, you'll always have fun improving your skills at our classes.
Suitable for ages 15+ (Exceptions can be made for younger participants by Chief Instructor)
Adult Grappling Fusion: Judo + BJJ (Hosted @ Nova Fitness)
Class consists of takedown and groundwork drills, followed by light live sparring (rolling) under IBJJF rules. Come learn the best takedowns for BJJ, transitions from standing to the ground, and improve your overall confidence you can perform in a competitive setting.
NOTE: This class is hosted at Nova Fitness (53 Russell St, Rochester, NY 14607)
Judo is one of the best exercises for mind and body, both for adults and children. Our kids martial arts classes build confidence and are designed to help students grow emotionally and physically while learning about respect, discipline, self-control, concentration, and goal setting.
Looking to do some open sparring? Work on a technique you are interested in getting better at or go through your Judo rank requirements? Open mat is time for you to build and improve your Judo the way you want.
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Chief Instructor: Sensei Casey Jordan
Casey started training in the martial arts at the age of 5 and began serious Judo training in 2000. He received his black belt from Sensei Heiko Rommelmann in 2009. A competitor at heart, Casey focused his training on competition Judo competing successfully at the international level. For the last 10 years, he has been working hard to refine his teaching and coaching strategies to help the next generation of Judo athletes in Rochester NY reach new levels.
Casey also holds a brown belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu and often helps coach BJJ practitioners on how to better utilize Judo throws and takedowns to improve their advantages in BJJ competition.
Motivators, Educators, Mentors
In addition to our core coaching staff below, Rochester Judo also often has guest instructors from other disciplines
bring in new perspectives to support our goals of forming well-rounded Judoka and submission grapplers.