About Us

In 1882, Dr Jigoro Kano (1860 – 1938) founded the art of Judo (柔道). Making adjustments and adaptations from the unarmed ancient art of Ju-Jitsu (柔术), Dr Kano developed the system based on two concepts “Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort” (精力善用 Sei-Ryoku Zen-you) and “Mutual Welfare and Benefit” (自他共栄 Ji-ta Kyou-ei).

From the onset, Judo has been developed as a competitive sport. In Dr Kano’s own lifetime, he saw Judo being introduced to the world in the Olympic Games in the form of an informal demonstration at the 1932 Los Angeles Games. However, it was nearly 30 years after Dr Kano’s passing, in 1964, that Judo became officially included in the Olympics.

More importantly, as a renowned educator, Dr Kano saw Judo as a system of physical education that can promote self-improvement and lead to the betterment of society in general. In his own words, “Judo, in reality, is not a mere sport or game. I regard it as a PRINCIPLE OF LIFE, ART AND SCIENCE. In fact, it is a means for PERSONAL CULTURAL ATTAINMENT… All things connected with it should be directed to its ULTIMATE OBJECT, the BENEFIT OF HUMANITY”

Orion Judo Club
Orion Judo Club was founded by our current President Mr Tang Soon Onn, Black Belt 6th Dan (International Judo Federation), Gold Medalist of the South-East Asian Games 1989 and Head Coach of Judo Clubs in various Singapore institutions like NUS, NTU, SMU, NP, TP, HCI and NYGH.

Orion Judo Club aims to introduce Judo and its benefits to Singaporeans by providing high-quality Judo training. Here in Orion Judo Club, we follow in Dr Kano’s footsteps and his commitment to developing our members into outstanding Judokas and athletes with excellent skills and physical capabilities as well as exceptional individuals that embody great sportsmanship, integrity and the spirit of Judo. At the heart of our operations is also our commitment to foster camaraderie and friendship among all our members.

Venue and Timing
We offer Judo lessons at Whampoa Community Club every Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Training fees are at $122 for non-Passion Card Members and $110 for Passion Card Members for a 10-session cycle. Judo Attire (the Gi) can be purchased, starting from S$80, from our instructors.

Address: Whampoa Community Club 300 Whampoa Dr. Singapore 327737