Approved vendor for River Springs, Harbor Springs, Inspire, and Method Schools!

27715 Jefferson Ave #104, Temecula, CA
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951-456-1905

SoCal Judo

When others quit, we keep fighting

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Temecula Valley's best kept secret for quality judo instruction!

Classes for all ages

Owned & operated by 2x Olympians

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Get trained by Olympians!

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. 

Testimonials

HEATHER BROCK

ENTREPRENEUR

"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."

AJ POULDER

JIU-JITSU INSTRUCTOR

AT GRACIE BARRA, CORONA

“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”

ERIC SALCEDO

OWNER OF BOOMBOX CROSSFIT

"Best of the best!!!! Israel and val are awesome!!!!"

HUDSON BALES

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."

CRIS CYBORG

UFC FIGHTER

"I love these guys! Training with Israel is the best!"

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KEVIN BOLLES

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."

Our Coaches

Israel Hernandez

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Head coach

6th degree black belt

2x Olympic bronze medalist

3x Pan Am Games medalist

7x Cuban National Champion

2008 US Olympic team coach

Project 2024 coach


Valerie Hernandez

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Manager/Assistant coach

5th degree black belt

2x Olympic team member

4x World team member

2x Pan Am Games silver medalist

12 x Junior National Champion

8x Senior National Champion

Ismael Hernandez

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Assistant coach

1st degree black belt

Cuban Sports School graduate

SoCal Judo system trained


Contact Us

SoCal Judo

27715 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, California 92590, United States

951-456-1905
val@socaljudo.com

Hours

Please go to our Classes page to view hours of operation