ShiroJudoKwai - School of Judo

IJF Qualified Instructor
IJF Qualified Club Manager


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New Judo Classes starting this October for Kids aged 5 - 8 yrs


About Us


The head coach, Joseph Castillo,  is an IJF qualified instructor and coach accredited by the Malta Judo Federation and  the Malta Olympic Committee.

He is assisted by Angela Castillo who is an IJF qualified club manager.

He also holds the position of Youth Director at the Malta Judo Federation.

A Brief History

Our school started in October 2012.  Shiro in Japanese means Castle here meaning protection, and strength. Shiro (Saigo) is also the name of one of the first four students of Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo.  

Since the beginning our school has participated with success in local and foreign events.

Through ongoing participation and knowledge update our school aims to be the leading judo school in Kodokan judo in Malta.  

In 2018, the school was officially recognized by the International Judo Federation to teach Kodokan Judo.

Shirojudokwai is registered with SportsMalta

Our Philosophy

 Shirojudokwai is a school dedicated to teach Judo along the principles of long term athelete development. 


But judo is more than a sport.   Shirojudokwai is committed to preserve and promote the judo ideal. Technical skills are taught alongside competition skills in order that one might strengthen the other. 

The school was established to give students the opportunity to strive towards the highest level of judo, both mentally and physically in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual respect. 

Therefore, each lesson is an all over workout to improve Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed and Mental Health.  


Beginners are always welcome


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Shiro Judo Kwai - School of Judo

117, Triq San Mikiel, Fgura, Malta