Welcome to The Arena’s San Diego Judo program. Our Judo school in San Diego provides outstanding instruction, beneficial to Judo purists as well as other competitors and athletes who are interested in learning the world’s premier Martial Art for throwing.

Judo has excellent cross-over to both Jiu Jitsu and MMA, as well as being an incredible Martial Art on its own. We focus on teaching skillful technique and training, with students learning the dynamic efficiency Judo offers.

Our adult Judo classes are run by Dr. Zibi Piec, 6th Dan in Judo. Coach Zibi lived and competed in Europe and Japan for many years, giving him an extremely strong background in Competitive Judo from both the European and Japanese Judo systems. He’s considered one of the top Judo instructors in the U.S.

Coach Zibi also heads our very active Judo Competition Team, which is currently ranked 1st in San Diego County. In the 2016 Nationals, we were in the top 10 of 103 Teams, including ones from Judo powerhouses Japan, Korea and France.

We also offer a Children’s Judo program for Ages 5-12 on Saturdays at 9 am taught by 4th Dan Karen Maestro, who has over 30 years of Judo experience.


Our Judo classes are all part of the 170 Combat Sports and Strength & Conditioning classes we offer each week, all included for under $100 a month. For more info on our other programs, please click below: