"Testimonials From Students And Their families"

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 Experience"

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 listen!

AnnMarie Contaldi, Pompton Plains, NJ
 


"I am in The Best Physical Shape I Have Ever Been in"

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 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 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, West Milford, NJ
 


"Ramon Hernandez Has Made a Huge Difference"

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, Pompton Plains, NJ
 


"The Best Rates Around For Judo Classes"

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.
Thanks,

Ken 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 sessions.

Lucienne D. Yohannan, Montville, NJ
 


"Judo Has Benefited All Aspects of our Lives"

Sensei Hernandez,
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.

The 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 his club!!!!

The Kui 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 kids.

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.

Abby and 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!

Sara Faliveno
 


"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.

Brian Chen
 


"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.

Matt Leonard
 


"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.

Greg Hernandez
 


"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!

Fernando Franco
 


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