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North Jersey Judo was founded in 2006 by Head Instructor Ramon Hernandez with the mission of exposing as many new people as possible to the sport of Judo, using it as a method to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. As a seasoned competition veteran and Top Five practitioner in the Masters Judo Division, Ramon Hernandez is uniquely positioned to help his students enjoy all the benefits of Judo: improved mental and physical health, weight loss, reduced stress, and more!

After 12 years of experience in the Martial Arts, Ramon Hernandez settled down in Pompton Lakes and created North Jersey Judo to help raise up his community and his own children with the philosophy behind Judo.

Are you ready to engage with an exciting, dynamic sport that will challenge you physically and reward you mentally? There's no better place to learn. North Jersey Judo is a chartered dojo in the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai and the United Stats Judo Federation, and you have the opportunity to train under one of the leaders in this ancient martial art!

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Growing up as a kid I played all team sports which allowed you to excel even if you were good at only 1 specific task ex.(pitching, tackling etc.). Judo is a sport that makes you become good at all aspects of the game because you are your own offense & defense. With that being said while it is an individual sport the environment at North Jersey Jersey is very much like a team because everyone helps each other & pushes each other to become better. It's fun, challenging & has also helped me to keep those additional unwanted pounds off, thank you Ramon !

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Steve Toth

Our Girl Scout troop had the opportunity to visit with Ramon for an introductory class; he had an instant rapport with the girls and was able to walk them through some basic Judo techniques in a safe, non-threatening and interesting way. Our troop had a truly fun experience, and it was great to see them openly trying something so completely new to them.

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Christina Collucci

My daughter, Stephanie Contaldi, has been a student of Ramon Hernandez at North Jersey Judo for about 2 and a half years. She is currently working on her fourth promotion. Judo class is not only about learning self defense. Judo is about learning important life lessons.

Ramon makes them listen, be respectful and kind to one another. He tells them at every class to be nice to their parents and appreciate all that they do for them. He reminds them that school is extremely important! He will not allow them to be promoted without recognition from their teachers. He teaches them to look each other in the eye and be respectful to their elders.

I enjoy watching Ramon interact with the kids. Sometimes he can be as silly as they are and that makes for a great teacher! I would recommend this program to anyone that would listen!

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AnnMarie Contaldi

Judo is an exciting sport and effective martial art. I think of it more as a human puzzle. Sensei Hernandez teaches and guides you to find what, where, and how your pieces are placed for the “proper fit�. I have improved my game while under his instruction and look forward to fine tuning it with him.

I refer to Judo as game because; there is a sense of well being and fun expected in Sensei Hernandez’s dojo for others and yourself. Judo is more than just a great whole body workout, it encompasses quick strategy and decision making on your feet (literally).

Everyone practices as a team for improvement and competes in tournaments to win or place. I am in the best physical shape I have ever been in. I feel that I have been able to carry away more than just knowledge, skill, and game. I am happy to say I have met some friends for life. Thank you Ramon.

Jeffrey Devor

Every once in a while you come across the genuine article, someone who loves what they’re doing some much that their attitude is infectious. I was looking for an activity for my 4 ½ year old son. He had been to soccer clinics and organized gym classes, but they were not doing the trick. He went but he wasn’t really enthusiastic, about it. I had noticed the dojo sign when picking my daughter from dance class, I wandered in one day and spoke to Ramon, and then I went back with my son to watch a class. He was hooked. We signed up on the spot. Four weeks later I joined, the adult class, that was ten months ago. We both attend classes three times a week and we look forward to each class. We even feel guilty when we miss. Based on my time spent at North Jersey judo, I’m certain of one thing: Ramon Hernandez has made a huge difference in both of our lives.

Mike Nardino

Judo is fun, physically challenging, and mentally stimulating to say the least. Ramon is a highly energetic and consummate professional who runs a phenomenal program from the peewees to the adult program. My 4 year old daughter, 7 year old nephew, and 9 and 11 year old nieces, my wife, and I participate in all the programs and we all enjoy them immensely. Since joining North Jersey Judo over a year ago, I have lost almost 20 pounds and I am on track to be in better shape at 40 than I was at 30. From a cost perspective, Ramon offers the best rates around for Judo classes in the area and when compared to other sports oriented programs, there is no comparison.

I highly recommend North Jersey Judo to anyone of any age level and would encourage parents to not only bring their children for a free class, but to take the free class themselves.

Ken Carmichael

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