About

The Newmarket Budokan has been in operation since 1996 and is a registered not-for-profit corporation.  We are located at the end of Steven Court (Southwest corner of Bayview Avenue and  Mulock Drive).  The club was founded by Sensei Karl Doherty, who is a former National Team member and currently holds a 5th dan in Judo.  Over the years the club has produced numerous other black belts many of whom still instruct at the club.  

Martial Arts Participation is encouraged in our low pressure, fun, and active atmosphere. There are a range of classes available, from child to adult — beginner to advanced.

Our 2500 square foot Dojo Features:

  • 1500 square feet of high quality Dax Tatami mats
  • Sprung floor system for shock absorption 
  • Men and Women change areas
  • Seating for spectators
  • Meeting room
  • Large parking area
  • Fully heated and air conditioned unit

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Judo teaches us to look for the best possible course of action, whatever the individual circumstances, and helps us to understand that worry is a waste of energy.
Jigoro Kano - Founder of Judo