“The objective of the Freestyle Judo South Africa Organization Alliance’s (FJSAOA) Traditional Kodokan Judo (TKJ) program is to unify traditional Kodokan Judoka across South Africa, Africa and the globe with a foundation of mutual respect and to provide services/guidance to foster technical excellence, fellowship and human character development.
The FJSAOA is committed to ensuring integrity and maintaining the highest standards in the traditional Kodokan Judo community.”



We welcome everyone from Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Jujitsu, submission grappling and any other martial art or combat sport who want an open-minded, serious and “old school” approach to doing Judo.

We are endorsed by the Freestyle Judo South Africa Organization Alliance and International Freestyle Judo Alliance (Steve Scott).

Freestyle Judo is not based on the organizational models of other Judo groups.

If you have any questions, please call Alwyn Grobbelaar at +27 (0) 72 902 8233 or +27 (0) 11 927 2608 weekdays.

New Freestyle Judo Ritoru Tatsu Fight Club South Africa and Freestyle Judo South Africa Organization Alliance was formed by Alwyn Grobbelaar current Judo grade Yondan (4th Degree Black belt), to support and bring back Judo as how it ought to be “ and to bring back the “Golden Age” of Judo competition.

Freestyle Judo is Kodokan Judo played under a different framework. Points are awarded for changes of control like a guard pass as well as throws. Matches can be won by Ippon through throws or submissions but players can also win by accumulating points from throws or groundwork techniques. Pins don’t win (although they do get lots of points); submissions do. Throws that grab the legs are permitted.

Rules shape training. When we train for IJF rules, we include or exclude techniques and strategies based on how they impact the scoring and rules. By changing the rules framework, we expand practice to include more and more options.

Freestyle Judo encourages participation from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestlers, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) enthusiasts by providing an open-ended competition format.

Please join us as we explore different dimensions of Judo at Freestyle Judo classes from:

Monday and Wednesday’s  from  18:00 to 20:00pm.

Saturday’s (morning sessions) from 08:00 to 10:00am


GPS Coordinates:   -26.106380, 28.209649

 You can find as here: https://goo.gl/maps/LFR4X4qReUs

 Letter from IFJA & IJBBA (Steve Scott)

Letter to Alwyn Grobbelaar


WJF Certificate of Membership 2019_2020























FJSAOA Is an affiliated member to:

International Freestyle Judo Alliance (IFJA)

Martial Arts South Africa (MASA)

World Judo Federation (WJF)