Approved vendor for River Springs, Harbor Springs, Inspire, and Method Schools!
SoCal Judo is a family run business, headed and instructed by husband and wife team, Israel and Valerie Hernandez. Both are 2x Olympians. Read their bios here. Their Olympic judo training and experience helps beginners and advanced judo players alike to learn proper technique, and develop themselves fully to become champions on and off the mat.
"The coaches here are really wonderful. They know how to walk the fine line of teaching mental and physical toughness and keeping the kids hearts first. Love them."
“I haven’t developed as strong of a passion for judo as these guys have allowed me to. The technique is solid, it’s fundamental. They start you from very ground level, and don’t treat you as less than you are, even though they are very, very, very high level practitioners”
OWNER OF BOOMBOX CROSSFIT
"Best of the best!!!! Israel and val are awesome!!!!"
RETIRED US MARINE
FORMER SWAT OPERATOR
RIVERSIDE SHERIFF'S DEPT CORPORAL
"Having been a Marine for over 20 years and Deputy Sheriff for over 10 years, I have been in a few fights; Practicing judo has kept me prepared to win these engagements time and time again."
RETIRED SUPERVISORY US MARSHAL
"Besides the physical benefits judo has given me, I have found the journey of judo to be spiritually and mentally rewarding and educational in all aspects of my life."