Welcome to Northern Beaches Judo Club

Cairns’ longest established Judo club, teaching since 2000

Located at Yorkeys Knob, 20 minutes North of Cairns CBD and 15 minutes North of Cairns Airport

Learn the Martial Art and Olympic Sport of Judo at Yorkeys Dojo. The Dojo has a 28m x 12m sports-specific training and competition mat area.
The largest in Qld & one of the largest in Australia.

We welcome police, fire, ambulance and ADF service departments, to use our facility FREE of charge for daytime defensive training classes.

“If your standing isn’t as good as your  groundwork, you’re half a grappler”

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January to June Join Judo Offer 2023
We offer FREE trial lessons and
NO contract fees
For teenage & adult women we offer a
FREE judo uniform

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View all of our classes on offer. We cater for young children to adults, and beginners to experienced!
Something for all ages and levels.


View our current timetable of classes.
We offer afternoon/evening classes from Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday morning.


Keep up to date with all our upcoming events including competitions, club fundraisers, gradings, parties and more.
Add these to the diary!


Classes run alongside the 4 school terms.
Register for one of our classes to ensure you get a spot.
Bookings are essential.

Northern Beaches Judo Club is the only long term established Judo club in Cairns, first opening it’s doors in Cairns on July 2000 by Karl Michaelis.

Located in Yorkey’s Knob,15 minutes North of the CBD, we are a training and competition facility, with an enormous permanent mat area of 12 x 28 metres (Two 12 meter competition areas and a 12 x 4 metre warm-up area).
This makes it Cairns regions largest, most popular and well used judo competition and training camp facility.

All our coaches are N.C.A.S (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) qualified, Blue Card (working with children check), and first aid qualified.


FAIR PLAY Vouchers

Northern Beaches Judo Club is a registered activity provider for the Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Initiative, FAIR PLAY Vouchers. 

Tiny Kids to Adults


Beginners to Experienced

Judo for beginners to experienced

Fun & Social Competitions

Judo competitions in Cairns