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Onikusu Judo Club Fort Lauderdale Florida

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Onikusu Judo Club
At Onikusu Judo Club we practice the Olympic sport of Judo. Judo is the most practiced martial art in the world and more countries compete in Judo in the Olympics than in any other sport. Both beginning and advanced students are welcome to participate. We have classes to accomodate young children starting at 5 years old through adults. Our United States Judo Federation certified black belt instructors will personally teach beginners the fundamentals of the sport. Advanced players will enjoy our vigorous randori sessions with visiting national competitors and advanced club members.

Members are privileged to compete in local, national and even international competitions. Judo is truly and international sport and is even more popular outside the United States. Students will learn, self discipline, sportsmanship, perseverance and will get in the best shape of their life. Competition is not required but students will train alongside top competitors.

Onikusu Judo Club is a non profit club organized in cooperation with the NAACP of Fort Lauderdale Florida. All instructors are volunteers who participate simply because they love the sport of Judo.

Class Times

Kid's Age 5-12 Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Adult Classes (Age 13 and up) Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.


Onikusu Judo Club is located in Riverland Park at 950 S.W. 27 Ave Fort Lauderdale Fl. 33312

Directions: Take I95 to Broward Blvd. Go west 1/2 mile to S.W. 27 Ave. and turn left. Continue going approximately 1/2 mile on S.W. 27th Ave and look for Riverland Park recreation center on the left.


The head instructor for Onikusu judo club is Ghalib Carmichael. Ghalib (or Gabe as he is known) is a second degree blackbelt with over 10 years of competition experience. Ghalib was also formerly a professional kickboxer and is currently a Fort Lauderdale Police Detective. All black belt instructors are USA Judo and USJF United States Judo Federation certified.

Class Fees

The monthly fees for kids is $45. per month and $10 per month for each additional sibling. The City of Fort Lauderdale also requires a one time $5. application fee.

Judo Gis

You will need a judo uniform (gi) to train in the sport of Judo. The club purchases very good gis at wholesale prices and we can sell them you to at our cost. If you already have your own gi that is fine as well. Speak with Marsha or Ghalib about gis if you need one.

Upcoming Competitions

Coming Soon

Head Instructor Sensei Ghalib Carmichael
Phone: (561) 301-1838
Email Us Here

Ghalib is doing a great job teaching these kids the sport we both love, Judo. It is exciting to train in a real judo club. If you are in Fort Lauderdale and you want to do some Judo this is the place to come. Hope to see you on the mat.

- Matt-Fort Lauderdale Florida USA