Hanabi Judo

A part of the Berkeley and Albany community for over 50 years, Hanabi Judo offers classes for children, women and men of all ages. www.hanabijudo.com

Judo, meaning “The Gentle Way,” is a very effective means of self-defense while being a safe, non-violent way of controlling an opponent. Judo emphasizes throwing techniques and ground-work but also features chokes and arm-locks. Judo is an Olympic event and the world’s second most popular sport (behind soccer). Hanabi means "Fireworks" in Japanese and its energy, brightness and excitement truly express the spirit of our judo. For almost half a century we have been a part of the Albany and Berkeley community developing not just champions but good people of strength and character. Our goal is to become a healthy and fun part of your life. We have produced over a hundred state, national, and international champions, but most of our members don’t actually compete but simply enjoy working out and learning in our friendly atmosphere. From beginning classes to family judo, women’s judo to kata, we have classes of various levels for children and adults alike. You can join us at any time. Regular promotional exams will have you going from white belt to yellow and, hopefully, all the way to black. Friends and family are always welcome to watch. We also offer Judo & Japanese Culture Summer Camp, which is an adventure in physical and cultural education for children from 5 to 14. Please see our website for more information!

Mission: To Develop Good Judo Players and Great People

Obrigado! Welcome San SenSei from Brazil!

Dallas Invitational/Presidents Cup Results
Hanabi Senseis competed (and won!) in Dallas this past weekend at two of the country’s most prestigious tournaments. On Saturday, Cody Sensei got third. At the President’s cup, on Sunday, both Cody Sensei and Larry McWalters Sensei took third place with Aghiles Sensei earning a second-place medal. Bill Fairchild, our brown belt, we want to congratulate for fighting at his first national level tournament. Great work Team Hanabi!

Congratulations to all of our competitors from last week’s Palo Alto Tournament! Almost everyone found a place on the podium.

There’s nothing like having fun doing judo with your friends. Just don’t fall, and if you do, make sure you slap.

Congratulations for Sascha and Calvin for their Gold Medals at 2019 Capital Open Tournament

Ivan Mumm fought today at the World Veteran's Championship in Morocco. He lost his first two matches but fought hard and made us all proud. He was supported by Stephen Morris Sensei who was at the tournament rooting for Ivan.

Good luck to Ivan Sensei at the World Veterans Championships in Maraksh

3 years old Rowan Got His First Shima

Hanabi Belt Promotion Ceremony September 25, 2019

[09/21/19]   In Class Shiai September 20, 2019

East Bay Judo Tournament September 15, 2019. Hanabi had 31 competitors including 7 gold and 4 silver medalists.

We’re very excited to announce that Sensei Brad Bolen will be coming to Hanabi for Clinic/open workout on Saturday October 5th.
There will be 2 sessions, Juniors and Seniors.
Juniors will start the open workout at 11:15am to 12:00pm, then the Clinic from 12:00 to 12:45pm, and we have snacks break from 12:45 to 1:00pm. Then will start the seniors Clinic from 1:00 to 1:45pm then the open workout from 1:45 to 2:30pm
Juniors Clinic is 20$
Seniors Clinic is 30$
If you have any concerns feel free to contact us

Let’s go Hye Sun!!

Solano Stroll 2019

Congratulations to Hanabi kids, who got promoted yesterday

First day of September Promotions was great

Dan Sensei with Hanabi judo Girls 🥋 👧

Hanabi purple belt Joshua Ambrosio ippon at The State Championship

Aghiles Sensei is waiting for y’all at Hanabi Halloween Classic October 27, 2019

Hanabi’s National Champions: Bailey Fairchild and Kyle Anav

Hanabi Judo Summer Camp: Manga and Anime week USA Judo

Hanabi Monthly In Class Shiai August 9, 2019

Miles’ Pay throw at the Junior Olympics Anaheim 2019

Hanabi Summer Camp “Bideo”(video) Performing Arts Week 2019

Hanabi’s Hajime class is so fun, come join us sometime!

In-Class Shiai, Summer Camp, U.S. OPEN

In-Class Shiai:
Friday, August 9th Hanabi will hold our monthly “In-class Shiai.” Come compete and cheer with your friends!

Summer Camp: “Manga” and “Anime” :
August 5-9 will be “Manga” and “Anime” week at Hanabi Summer Camp. Students will be drawing any Pokémon: Squirtle, Bulbasaur, or Charmander, making your own comic book, and playing different games. The following week will be…International Judo Week!

Ivan Mumm’s Second place on the U.S.OPEN Championship:
One of our black Belts, our Hanabi Big brother Ivan Mumm, got Silver medal on the U.S. OPEN!
We want to send him our congratulations and we are so proud to have such a talented judoka in our family!

For questions call us at: 510-530-8312; or email us at [email protected].

Congratulations to our Champion Ivan Mumm for his second place medal at the 2019 US open Championships

Hanabi Judo Summer Camp, Sushi week USA Judo IJF - International Judo Federation

Hanabi Kids are showing how to do the 4 sit ups 😂🥋USA Judo IJF - International Judo Federation

See y’all at Hanabi Halloween Classic Judo Tournament October 27, 2019 USA Judo IJF - International Judo Federation

Hanabi Judo Summer Camp, Pokémon Week USA Judo IJF - International Judo Federation

Kaveh’s gold medal contest at The Junior Olympics Anaheim 2019

Kids' Night Out!

We will be having our monthly Kids’ Night Out on Saturday, July 20th from 6 PM to 9:30PM. We will be watching a movie "Monsters, INC.", eating pizza, playing games, and having fun! Cost: $25/child, 2 or more children from the same family is $20/child, $5 for pizza (optional) Please RSVP by 5 PM on Fri July 19th. Hope to see you there!

Summer Camp: Sushi Week 2

This week we are doing Pokemon in Summer Camp, but next week is Sushi Week again! There are still spots available so don’t miss out.

For questions call us at: 510-530-8312; or email us at [email protected].

Congratulations to our competitors at the 2019 California State Championsips in Sacramento!

A few wonderful pictures of some of our cute Chibi and Hajime kids!

Congratulations to Ivan Mumm for his second place medal at the Golden State Open in Covina!

Congratulations to all of our recently promoted students here at Hanabi! We are all very proud of you. Keep up the hard work!

Team picture after last Friday’s In class Shiai

Train races with the Hajime class

Sascha and Jacob and their first and third place medals at the youth nationals!

Joshua Ambrosio and his amazing ippon at the Clovis Judo Tournament

Congratulations to our Hanabi March 2019 promotions

Congratulations to all of our competitors for their wonderful performance at the 2019 Clovis Invitational Judo Tournament!

Team Hanabi enjoyed a nice dinner the night before the Clovis Invitational Judo tournament

Relay race exercises by Fresno Judo Club. We thank Fresno Judo for having us.

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