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Judo ('gentle way' in Japanese) is a modern martial art, combat sport and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.

Judo's most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or take one's opponent down to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a stranglehold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).

 One of the best Witsie exponents of this martial arts form in recent years is Calvin Fourie (2nd from right in pic above) who went on to represent SA at the 27th Universiade (World Student Games) in Kazan, Russia.

Head Coach:Oscar Knoester (6th dan black belt)



Judo training takes place weekly at the Wits Dojo on Wednesday’s and Fridays from 18.30 – 20.00 and 17:30-18:30 respectively.

Fixtures and Results

Coming Soon – 2017 Season


Wits Judo registration for 2017 is R850 for Wits Students and Staff, and R1000 for Non-students

Contact Us

Bevan Fenner - 011 717 9436, 082 381 5627,

Danya Kloppers (chairperson) :079 521 1885

wits fb page: @witsjudoclub

instagram: @wits_judo