"Testimonials From Students And
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 !
Steve Toth, Fair Lawn, NJ
"Our Troop Had a Truly Fun
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.
Christina Collucci, Leader, Girl Scout Troop,
Pequannock Township, NJ
"I Enjoy Watching Ramon Interact
With The Kids"
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
AnnMarie Contaldi, Pompton Plains, NJ
"I am in The Best Physical
Shape I Have Ever Been in"
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
â€śproper fitâ€. 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
Hernandezâ€™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
West Milford, NJ
"Ramon Hernandez Has Made a Huge
Every once in a while you come
across the genuine article, someone who loves
what theyâ€™re doing some much that their attitude
is infectious. I was looking for an activity for
my 4 Â˝ year old son. He had been to soccer
clinics and organized gym classes, but they were
not doing the trick. He went but he wasnâ€™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, Iâ€™m certain of
one thing: Ramon Hernandez has made a huge
difference in both of our lives.
Mike Nardino, Pompton Plains, NJ
"The Best Rates Around For Judo
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
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.
Carmichael, Pompton Plains, NJ
"We Are Eager To Sign Up Again"
Dear North Jersey Judo,
Your teaching and dedication to my children and
their classes has been outstanding over the past
year. You care about not only what they learn
but when they can't be in class. I appreciate
that. North Jersey Judo has been one of the very
best experiences my children have enjoyed and we
are eager to sign up again for their new
Lucienne D. Yohannan, Montville, NJ
"Judo Has Benefited All Aspects
of our Lives"
Thank you for providing a positive learning
environment for my family and I over the past
year. Our enrollment in North Jersey Judo
coupled with your commitment to your students
and the sport of Judo has benefited all aspects
of our lives to include physically, mentally,
and spiritually. We are true believers in the
Judo philosophy and your method of instruction.
Go team North Jersey Judo.
Cunningham Family, Pequannock, NJ
"Highly Recommend it"
Ramon Hernandez has the patience of
a saint! Along with all the skills my children
are being taught, there is a strong respect
between the students and Sensei. They are also
having a blast. I highly recommend it.
Diane Richard, Pompton Plains, NJ
"Lucky to Have Ramon and His Club!"
We are so lucky to
have found North Jersey Judo for our two sons
who are very much into their wrestling and
wanted to learn judo to work it in with their
wrestling skills. They have been taking judo for
8 months now and love it, they both learned so
much, and it wouldn't have been possible without
the man in charge - Ramon Hernandez. I highly
recommend for any of you thinking about judo to
go try his club out he is a wonderful instructor
and is great with children of all ages as well
as adults. My boys enjoy going there every
chance they can and learning the new moves he
has to teach. We are so lucky to have Ramon and
Family, Wayne, NJ
"I am Very Impressed"
I have three very active boys ages
10, 8 & 5 and have always wanted to have them
participate in a sport together. Judo has become
that sport. My youngest was 4 years old at the
time and I thought for sure that he would be too
young and wouldn't listen. However, I was very
surprised to see how the whole group worked
together motivating and keeping each other
focused. My two older boys wrestle and Ramon has
been working very hard to show them and the
other wrestlers how the Judo moves can
compliment them on the wrestling mat. I am very
impressed on how Ramon balances hard work and
play at the classes to make it fun for all the
Dawn Simone, Wayne, NJ
"Your Patience is a Gift"
Thank you for
running such a wonderful program for the little
guys under 6 years old. Carson is 4 and has a
lot of energy to burn. Your program lets him do
that, while he learns a great art. Even though
he has only been with you for 4 weeks, he is
always excited to put on his Gi and learn from
you. Your patience with him is a gift.
Steven Wells, Pompton Plains, NJ
"North Jersey judo has exceeded all my expectations!"
I enrolled my 5 year old son one year ago in their Pee-Wee program and it was everything I could have asked for and more. Sensei Ramon is kind, patient, and is an amazing coach to the children. He teaches them skills that are life-long; discipline, respect, self-confidence, physical fitness, and reaching goals that may have been beyond their original potential. No matter the age, Ramon is in tune with the needs of each participant in his classes and makes them feel proud for everything they accomplish, no matter how big or small! I am very happy that my family has become a part of the North Jersey Judo community and would recommend it a million times over!
"No One Possesses the combination of Teaching, Coach and Caring to the degree that Sensei Ramon does"
I've been to a number of different judo clubs and can say that no one possesses the combination of teaching, coaching, and caring to the degree that Sensei Ramon Hernandez does. A great teacher has to first be a great learner, and Sensei Ramon always looks to improve his own training and teaching.
"Knowledgeable And Passionate Coach"
Great Sensei. Ramon Hernandez is a very knowledgeable and passionate coach. He's always looking for new techniques and ways to improve our judo. No place better for all ages and skill levels.
"Great Sport and a Great School"
Great sport and a great school. I have gained so much since I started at North Jersey Judo a year ago. Weight loss and a new found of self respect Imp motivated more then ever to continue learning more and becoming better not just on the mat but off it as well.
"We Highly Recommend This Judo School"
The Sensei has incredible patience with our 2 young kids. They are being taught discipline and a great martial art. My kids love it as well as my wife and I. We highly recommend this Judo school!
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