Upcoming Event

Get ready for an unforgettable judo experience as we welcome Ori Sasson, the renowned Israeli Judo Olympic athlete, to our gym! With his exceptional talent and remarkable achievements, Ori Sasson has captured hearts worldwide, and now you have the opportunity to witness his skills and learn from him up close, in this exclusive seminar!
Ori Sasson's judo journey began at the young age of eight, training diligently under the guidance of his coaches Gil Ofer and Oren Smadja. Over the years, he has secured numerous victories, becoming a five-time Israeli judo champion at −100 kg and +100 kg categories.

His impressive record includes gold medals at the 2009 Maccabiah Games and the 2017 Tashkent Grand Prix, along with silver medals at the European Games and European Judo Championships. In addition, Ori proudly represented Israel in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won the prestigious bronze medal in the Judo +100 kg category.

Date: Sunday, 07/30/23 at 10:00am-12:00pm.

🎟️ Tickets:
Book your tickets now at the early bird price of $99 until July 25th. Don't miss this chance to save on witnessing a world-class judo event!

🚨 Price Increase:
After July 25th, ticket prices will jump to $139. Secure your seats early and save!

Spectators are welcome. The cost is $39. The price will increase to $49 on July 25th.

Dress Code: Full Judo GI.

No guards necessary.

There is limited space and registration is on a "first come first serve" basis.

***Cancellation Policy: Full refunds minus a 25% cancellation fee are available until 28 days prior to the event. 50% refunds are available until 15 days prior to the event. No refunds will be processed 14 days prior to the event.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Past Events

Chinzô Machida is a Mixed Martial artist from Brazil who helped bring the family's world famous Machida Shotokan style to the MMA world!

Chinzô offers a wealth of knowledge in his Karate style and other martial arts. He is a fighting competitor in Bellator MMA and the brother/coach of former UFC Champion Lyoto Machida.

Chinzô Machida will teach an exclusive Martial Arts seminar at The Israeli Martial Arts Academy!

This is a unique opportunity to train with an instructor who is at the very top of their game!

Date: 11/04/21

Time:  6:00pm-8:00pm 

Location: The Israeli Martial Arts Academy - 30961 W Agoura Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91362

All adults ages 15+ are welcome!


The legendary BJJ martial artist Royce Gracie will be teach an exclusive ground fighting seminar for the adult all level students and the public with at least one year of martial arts experience.

A Brazilian semi-retired professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A member of the famed Gracie family, he is considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of MMA.
Gracie gained fame for his success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Between 1993 and 1994, he was the tournament winner of UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 4, and fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in the championship match in the Super fight at UFC 5. Gracie popularized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and revolutionized mixed martial arts with his results contributing to the movement towards grappling and ground fighting in the sport.
This is a unique opportunity to train with an instructor who is at the very top of their game!

Date: 06/10/21

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The Israeli Martial Arts Academy - 30961 W Agoura Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91361

Past Seminars

Our past seminars have included:

  • Israeli Martial Arts, Krav Maga and Hisardut Seminars with Master Hezi Sheli
  • Israeli Self Defense Seminars with a Specialists from Israel
  • Firearms Home Defense and Self Defense Seminars
  • Women’s Self-Defense Seminar
  • Israeli Martial Arts Beach Camping Training

To sign up for one of these specialized classes, click here.


Thank you for your interest in hosting a seminar with Hezi Sheli.

Hezi Sheli is one of the highest ranked and experienced Israeli Martial Arts instructors in the U.S. A veteran of Israeli martial arts, he holds a 6th degree black belt in Hisardut and received his training under the living legend Grand Master Dennis Hanover, founder of Dennis Hisardut Ju Jitsu, and from his two sons Yaron and Guy in Israel.

A seminar with Hezi is normally divided into two days consisting of 4-6 hours of instruction although he also offers extended seminars up to one week long. A matted area of 2000 square feet is needed and a minimum of 20 students is required. Some of the topics covered in a basic seminar include:


  • Krav Maga Techniques
  • Self Defense "Hand to Hand Combat"
  • Self Defense against Knifes
  • Self Defense against Sticks
  • Self Defense against Fire Arms
  • Hisardut Training
  • IDF style Training


  • Stand Up
  • Ground Fight


  • Stand UP
  • Sparring/Fighting


  • Take Down Training
  • Ground Work

There are multiple variations of the basic seminar, which can be tailored to your specific needs.

Anyone may host a seminar, we look forward to a seminar in your town soon!

Phone : 818-575-9755
E-Mail :

Ori Sasson Training and Judo Demonstration

Open for Adult all level students


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Address: 30961 W Agoura Road, Suite #107, Westlake Village, CA 91361