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SMU Judo


Judo is a martial art, a sport and a way of life. It involves wrestling-like moves, holds, throws and leverage to unbalance opponents.  We are a bonded team of committed, competent and disciplined members who can apply self-defence outside of judo, and who are driven to improve themselves in a safe way.

You will be taught the fundamentals of breaking a fall (i.e. easing impacts), technique training, and sparring with your fellow Judokas. At the end of the day, the goal of Judo is to do your best and have fun! Incoming members can expect a welcoming and friendly community of diverse individuals who spend time together both on-and-off the mat.

SMU Judo started small in year 2017 with 1 member and has now multiplied to a total of 73 current members! In 2022, SMU Judo attained 2nd place in the Judo Inter Tertiary Competition for the very first time, with a small team of just 25 members!


  1. Judo101
    To integrate freshies into our Judo family.
  2. Back to School Camp
    To get our club members back into shape after winter break and prepare them to resume training.
  3. Training Camp
    To build team spirit and push ourselves to be ready for our largest annual competition, the Inter Tertiary Judo Championship. 
  4. Alumni Networking
    To bridge the gap between our current members and our graduated alumni, forging friendships and lasting connections.

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Day Mondays Fridays
Time 4.00pm to 7.00pm 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Venue Multi-Purpose Sports Hall



  1. ITC
    5 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze
    Overall 2nd Placing
  2. Singapore Kyu Grade
    3 Silver, 3 Bronze
  3. SA All Comers
    2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze


  1. ITC 
    6 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
    Overall 3rd Place


  1. SA Kyu Grade Competition
    2 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze


  1. ITC 
    4 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze
    Novice Team Silver, Intermediate Team Bronze
    Overall 3rd Place
  2. All-Comers
    1 Gold
  3. Kyu Grade Championships
    1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze


  1. ITC
    2 Gold, 2 Silver, 7 Bronze
    Novice Team Bronze, Advanced Team Silver
  2. SA Newaza Competition
    4 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze



No, we do not hold auditions and welcome everyone who is willing to join because we are committed to letting other people experience Judo.

"I'm interested in joining Judo because I'm interested in learning self-defense and also keeping fit in uni!"

- Sharlene Tio, School of Computing and Information Systems Year 1

"I was from martial arts background and will like to explore Judo as a CCA in SMU."

- Mike Siew, School of Accountancy Year 1



Definitely! No experience is needed as we would be guiding newcomers through the basics properly. Judo is a sport for everyone, and it is never too late to start learning! Newcomers only need to commit to trying their best and have fun!

Like any strenuous sport or fitness activity, there is a chance of injury in practicing Judo. However, safety is SMU Judo’s number 1 priority with our safety & operations director attending every training and keeping everyone safe. Additionally, the very first thing a Judoka learns is how to prevent injuries. 

You can join us at any fitness level. Even if you’re not athletic or fit, we can always start training together! 

At SMU Judo, we encourage our Judokas to compete because nothing beats the thrill of competition and/or being rewarded for your hard work. However, Judo is not just about competition, but a sport that is enjoyed by everyone who participates. It will be up to the individual to decide whether they want to compete. 

Head over to our Instagram page and sign up using the google form link in our bio! Costs include purchasing of Judo Gi (one time) and yearly club fees.

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