DeLeon Judo was founded by Jim Santiago Deleon January 1970, over 40 years ago. He has produced number of National and International competitors who were very successful. Beginning in 2007 Sensei Henry Kaku has taken over the Head Instructor after Jim Deleon retired. Since then the club has earned over 50 top 3 finishes in local and regional tournaments in just 2 1/2 years of competition and a two time Jr. National Champion.
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for all students. Classes from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm are available by appointment only. We also hold classes on Monday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for students with more experience. Classes are held at the Kenilworth Teen Center located at 150 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954. We welcome ages 6 and up. For monthly rates, please see the Petaluma Parks & Rec. web site (https://apm.activecommunities.com/petalumarec/Home#). There are discounts for multiple family members wishing to join DeLeon Judo Club.