New Paltz Judo Club Info

New Paltz Judo Club has merged with Ulster Budokai in Kingston, New York.
Sensei: Zach Baum Email: Phone: (845) 389-1509
Chief Instructors: Zach Baum, Bill Scribner
Founder: Sensei Mark Roosa
Address: 59 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY , USA

Additional instructors & Black Belts: Lev Kalyuzhny, Wayne Olson, Greg Liu, Dave Shaler, Jeff Cuille, Tyler Owen, Evan Estern, Donnie Brown, Mike Cook (kids class)

Students can start at the age of 6 and older.

Class Schedule:
Monday : 7:00pm-8:30pm Adults
Tuesday: 6:30-8:pm kids
Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm Competition and Kata
Thursday: 6:30-8:00pm Kids 8:00pm - 9:30pm Adults
Saturday: 9:30am - 11:00am Mixed/Special Needs

Principles and Goals of Judo

Judo, which is translated as the "gentle way", teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo. For example, in Judo classes you may learn how to give way, rather than use force, to overcome a stronger opponent. The principles of Judo, such as "Maximum Efficiency" and "Mutual Welfare and Benefit", can also be used in our dealings with others in life. The ultimate goal in Judo is to develop oneself to the maximum extent possible, always striving for perfection, so that you can contribute something of value to the world. More information about judo can be found on