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We needed a dojo that focused on personal development delivered kindly. Pedro’s dojo is a wonderful place to help raise up a nice, thoughtful, confident child.
The teachers/Sensei are/is excellent!
We started classes for my 4 and 7 year old boys over the summer, when there was very little going on. But they were instantly hooked. And I love the positive messages that they get each week as they work toward courage, responsibility and optimism. It's been really wonderful for them (and me)!
The instruction is the best I have received in Judo by far. They know exactly how to make you better and take the time to do so. They push us mentally and physically and it is awesome. Pedros is the best.
Joining Pedro’s Judo Center last year has been a truly rewarding experience for me. The program is tailor-made for beginners like me who have absolutely no experience with any combat sports or mixed martial arts. A big shout out to Sensei Rian who is a great coach and always motivates you to do your best. The warm up exercises, drills, and especially the Randori (sparring) sessions make for a challenging yet great learning experience. Pedro’s judo center has my highest recommendation if you want to hone you Judo skills or want to start off as a beginner.
I have three sons who train train at Pedro’s Judo. Two of them have been there for over two years and my youngest recently started. My wife and I were very impressed from the start by their ability to keep the kids focused, engaged, physically active, and having fun. More importantly, our kids love going to class.
Throughout the pandemic, they kept the kids active with virtual content and when they were able to open up they had procedures to train while maintaining social distracting.
I would highly recommend their program for anyone looking for martial arts training.
What a fun place for a birthday party for kids. Very clean with a separate space for food and cake. Ms. Allie kept all the kids engaged with fun games and music. Most certainly they slept well that night. Clean bathrooms and comfortably cool.
I would give them 5 stars!
Technical tough competitors. Lots of experience on this mat. If you want to get in shape and learn from the best, this is the place.
We have been members at Pedro's Judo Center for 9 years and I cannot emphasize more how beneficial the training for my daughters has been. My eldest was the first to start and within several months I was amazed at the level of change in her confidence. The effect was both personal and athletic. I decided to enroll my younger daughter and the effect was even quicker. From the ceiling of the Judo Center hang 4 signs. The signs are emblazoned with the words CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, RESPECT and DISCIPLINE. The instructors at Pedro's do a great job of stressing these values to their students. If you admire these values as much as I do, you should bring your children to Pedro's Judo. My elder daughter emphasized to me the old saying that, "The family that plays together...stays together." so I enrolled myself. The decision to enroll my family at Pedro's Judo is one of the best i've ever made!
My grandaughter has gone from very shy to much more outgoing and confident. Very knowledgeable caring staff that get results. Thank you
Pedro's is an amazing place for kids to grow and learn. It is not just about athleticism and strength in the dojo, but they build character, confidence and discipline. These men and women are exceptional role models and have helped shape our son to an amazing young man. The expectations/behaviors go far beyond the walls of Pedro's and we couldn't be happier with our experience!
Great training with great people! Thanks for the hospitality everyone!
Went for a child birthday party and my daughter had a blast! Good people
My 3year old and 4year old love it. I love their ability to focus and to listen more. Great place for kids!
Both my son and daughter have been doing Judo at Pedro’s for just over a year and I would highly recommend their program. Not only do they focus on physical fitness but also building confidence in the kids. My son thrives on the physical challenges of Judo and is always excited and proud of himself when he masters a new technique. He often comes off the mat after class and asks me if he can stay for the next class!! My daughter is 6 years old and has hearing loss and I enrolled her at Pedro’s with the hope of boosting her self confidence. I couldn’t be happier with the progress she’s made (both on and off the mat!) over the last year at Pedro’s. The Sensei’s are firm but kind and really bring out the best in the kids. I was so proud to see my daughter raise her hand fearlessly and ask the police officer a question during a recent visit from WPD at the Dojo!! Thank you everyone at Pedro’s!!!
I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.
I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!
Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!
Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!
Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.
Sansei Casey is patient, consistent and encouraging. Both of my boys have enjoyed their first 8 weeks. It literally took their goal sticker chart to encourage my 2 yr old to become potty trained. My oldest is now more independent and helpful around the kitchen. We can’t wait to continue seeing them grow in Judo.
Pedro's Judo Center not only teaches their students Judo & help them build confidence & a strong body. They also teach them about discipline & respect, inside & outside of the Dojo.
We are so glad we found this school for our two sons. Their instructors are great & the program is phenomenal.
I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center to anyone that wants a positive, self-empowering experience for their own child.
My daughter has been doing judo here since she was four years old. Pedro's fosters a sense of confidence, respect and community in their students. We are so happy with them!
Great place for kids self-esteem and physical strength. Kids practice is full of fun and challenges. The class is very disciplined. Non-stop for the full duration of the class.
Great atmosphere for both adults and children. My son is always excited for his next judo class and enjoys attending the studio and participating in class.
We are so excited to work with you! On this page you will find some helpful resources to aid with your toddler’s training!
Remember the goal of the CRAWL Program is to help your Toddler Thrive!
A goal set is a goal met!
Use this goal chart to track your progress at home. Sit down with a parent and set a TRACKABLE goal.
Your goal must be something that you can work towards everyday.
Parents: Each day your child gives his/her best effort, please initial or put a sticker on that day.
Feel free to be creative and set different tasks each day/week.
Judo is a Japanese martial art and in every class, we follow proper Japanese culture. This includes using some Japanese words, bowing, and other things.
Use this sheet to see what some of the common words and actions will be utilized in every class!
Part of being a leader and a champion is always following the rules! Download this sheet to help learn and understand the rules at the dojo!
Judo is a Japanese word that translates to mean “The Gentle Way”. Judo utilizes throws and pins rather than punches and kicks.
Have questions? We have you covered!
Please wear comfortable, athletic clothing. There is no uniform required for class. Make sure to bring a filled water bottle and your child’s plush training buddy. Note: Remove socks and shoes prior to stepping onto our mat area for class. There is a cubby and coat rack for your belongings.
Our staff is extremely understanding and experienced with this age group. We find that remaining calm, patient, and understanding is key to getting a student back on track. We are present for support throughout class and will recommend taking a 1-3 minute break in the case of an emotional or difficult situation. Allowing for some space and self soothing allows our students to feel their emotion, allow it to pass, and move forward. We will always try our best to accommodate and work with you on setting goals geared towards improving class participation and your child’s overall experience.
First off, this is completely normal. We encourage our students to overcome their fears around trying new or unfamiliar things. Additionally, we find a reward system can do wonders for this age group. In addition to receiving a sticker after every class completed to the best of his/her ability, preparing something for him/her to look forward to after class may help with getting to class initially. This could be as simple as playing a favorite song on the way there/home or packing a favorite snack for before/after class. As your child develops a positive correlation with judo class, it is likely that the nerves will subside. Again, our caring staff will always try our best to accommodate and work with you on setting goals geared towards improving your child’s overall experience.
Every child is different. With regular attendance, full participation in our program and open communication with parents we typically see a noticable change after 1 – 2 sessions.