International Judo Champion Offers Instruction for All Ages at YWCA Bergen County

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Enrollment for the YWCA Bergen County’s judo programs, taught by International Medalist and 5th Degree Black Belt Christine Maurer, is now open. New attendees can try their first class for FREE.
Lil’ Dragons Judo and Life Skills (ages 4 to 7 years) combines Judo and life-skills training in a fun, exciting and enriching environment. Children learn basic judo tumbling and grappling, 911 skills, stranger danger, bully busting and personal safety. U.S.J.A. Judo (ages 5 years to adult) teaches Judo “the gentle way,” focusing on self-defense as well as building self-confidence and discipline through Judo’s throwing techniques and mat work. Belt rank promotions are certified through U.S. Judo Association and a Junior Judo Team is available for competition.
All classes run in 8-week sessions and are held at the YWCA’s 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood facility. Register online ( or call Colleen Fontes at 201-444-5600 ext. 351 for details and class schedules.