Looking Forward to Meeting You and Having You or Your Child on the Mat Soon!
COVID-19 Precautions for Trial Students.
Trial students will undergo the same screening and check-in procedures as KJA members to enter the dojo. Please wait to schedule a trial class at a later day if you are experiencing any known COVID-19 symptoms.
Please note that ONLY trial student parents are allowed to watch the trial class wtih face covering in place. Otherwise, spectators are not permitted at this time due to the state of NJ restrictions.
Please contact Celita at 201-797-8988 if you have any questons or concens whatsoever.
Please Note: Only 1 Trial Student per class. (Exceptions are made for siblings or friends). To ensure you get the date and class time that you want, fill out and send the form below to reserve your class now. You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 24-48 hours. You also have the option to "Invite a Friend" at the bottom of the page.
To select the class appropriate for you or your child, please see our "Schedule and Fees" page.
(Please note that trial students are not allowed in the Tiny Tiger Classes since it is a special limited enrollment program but observers are welcomed.)
Enroll in your first Kokushikai Judo trial class here (for both adult applicants and parents signing up their children) Scroll down, fill out the boxes below and click on the "Submit" button. It's that easy to start. Within 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Celita Schutz to confirm the availability of your first class date and time. Be sure your e-mail address is correct. You will be asked to sign an application waiver in person before your first class. Parents must be present to sign the waiver for children under age 18.
Trial Class Eligibility If you are a beginner you want to try judo for the first time to see if it is right for you, then you are eligible for a class on a trial basis. If you have judo experience and want to see if Kokushikai Judo Academy is right for you then you are also eligible for a trail class. In your trial class you will be allowed to participate in the general class format. Beginners will learn basic break falls, basic holding technique and be able to participate in the class instruction of the day. However, for protection, beginners will be asked to just observe the tachi-waza rondori (standing sparring) and zenpo kai tan (forward rolling). Once you decide to join Kokushikai you will then be matched with a experience member or instructor who will guide you through the randori experience. Experienced players with USJA, USJF or USJI insurance cards will be permitted to participate in randori in the first class.