Judo is a Martial Art that includes striking techniques and effective self defence systems, or can also be safely practices as a sport which includes throwing and grappling techniques to suit all shapes and sizes. Judo is a fighting sport where participants can go 100% without having to hold back, safe in the knowledge that techniques applied correctly will neither injure their opponent or themselves. This makes a Judo player specialised at close-in fighting – which is what is generally needed for effective self-defence. Rakuen Martial Arts will develop each ‘Judoka’ with correct form in the essential elements of Judo and incorporate continual variation in drills and technique development. The benefits of doing Judo Rakuen Martial Arts are numerous. As well as the social side of meeting new people, it also develops confidence, coordination, balance, falling skills, efficiency of movement, and self-defence skills. Judo is great for improving physical fitness, flexibility and strength and is also an excellent complement to other sports.


Twice a week at Rakuen Martial Arts we run Family Judo Classes which are open to all members of all ages including Parents wanting to do an activity with there Children.


Taking part in theses classes will give you an all over cardio and strength training workout, it helps improve endurance, co-ordination and stamina. Everyone from elite athletes to supermodels have long been touting the benefits of practising striking techniques as a complete body workout. Our Judo Striking & Cardio Class has people ranging from Martial Arts Fighters of all ages to Mums and Dads just having a workout. Allowing you to develop superior upper body strength, core strength, quickness and agility, cardiovascular fitness and improved posture all at the same time. These classes are great for all ages and fitness levels.


Rakuen Martial Arts Judo Self-Defence Training Classes follow actual Japanese Combat Forms including defences against all forms of armed or unarmed attacks, making use of throws, armlocks, stikes and kicks.


Rakuen Judo Academy is a Member of the Judo Federation of Australia (Qld), which means Rakuen Martial Arts Students who have graded to Yellow Belt or above are able to participate in Local Competitions and later National and International Tournaments if wishing to do so. Local Judo Competitions are normally held in Brisbane every 4-8 weeks as well as Country Locations from time to time including the Gold Coast.