At The Dojo, we honor the tradition of Kodokan Judo founder Kano Jigoro Shihan, who began his journey as a boy practicing Jiu Jitsu to build his strength.
Our expert instructors, which include champions in both Shi'ai (combat) and Kata (form), as well as the head coach of Raffles Institution, work with children and adults alike to unleash the power of physical and mental energy through martial arts.
When you join The Dojo, you’re not just a student: you’re a valued member of a closely-knit community of passionate and compassionate people who share the common goal of becoming our best selves.
With 38 years of experience under his belt, Tan Yi, who has a 5th Dan from the International Judo Federation, is no stranger to the local judo scene. As an athlete, he has won numerous championships right from when
he first started Judo as a 14-year-old, winning the coveted ‘Best Boy’ medal that year.
He then went on to dominate the local judo scene in the later part of the 80s through to the ’90s, when he retired from competitive Judo and began to coach full-time. During that time, he won every Age-Group and Kyu-Grade championship that he competed in, as well as represented Singapore at numerous competitions overseas, ranging from Malaysia to Korea.
The epitome of his competitive career came from bronze medals in both the heavy and open-weight categories in the 1995 South-East Asian Games in Thailand.
Mr. Jeon is no stranger to the Judo world. Often regarded as the greatest Korean Judo Champion ever, Mr. Jeon was unstoppable in his competitive years, having won three consecutive World Championships in '93, '95, and '97, in addition to six Judo World Cup titles. Mr. Jeon also dominated the world's biggest stage, winning the -86kg category at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
In his professional capacity, Mr. Jeon holds a doctorate in Physical Education and is a Professor of Judo at the famed Yong-In University in Korea. As a coach, he had worked with the Korean national team, with a number of his students going on to become world champions themselves. Between 2013 and 2014, he was also a coach to Singapore's national team.
Mr. Jeon was inducted into the International Judo Federation (IJF) hall of fame in 2015, together with other Judo greats. He currently also serves as Sports Commissioner in the IJF.
PROFESSOR JEON KI-YOUNG
Understand the Pathway
The Dojo Judo Programme provides you with two pathways:
For recreational judokas, we offer four classes: #TheDojoTods, #TheDojoKids, #TheDojoKids+, and #TheDojoAdults; all of which provide a structured, supportive, and fun environment!
For competitive judokas, we offer two classes: #HighPerformanceKids and #CompetitiveJudoforAdults; both of which provide a perfect mix of competition and support to prepare our budding judokas for competing at the highest level!