Welcome to Budokan Judo Dojo

Budokan Dojo is a non-profit judo club that has been teaching Japanese-style competition-focused Judo in Seattle for over 50 years. Judo is an Olympic sport and martial art that promotes physical fitness, self-defense, and positive values.  Budokan Dojo is affiliated with the Northwest Yudanshakai, United States Judo Federation, and USA Judo.  Budokan Dojo offers classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced judokas.   We also host seminars, clinics, and camps with guest instructors from around the country and the world. Our students participate in local, regional, national, and international competitions and have earned many medals and honors. Our instructors are certified, experienced, and passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of Judo.

Japanese Olympian Misato Nakamura visiting Budokan Dojo

Budokan is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization that provides high quality instruction for all skill levels for all of our students

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please refer to our class schedule page for more information

Budokan Dojo has instructors from all over the world from various backgrounds

Stop watching my videos. Come in and join us. Learn something. Medal at your next tournament. I believe in you.

Stop watching my videos. Come in and join us. Learn something. Medal at your next tournament. I believe in you. ...

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🏆 2024 BUDOKAN 🥋 Congratulations to Lincoln! After many hard fights through 2 divisions he brought home 2 trophies for the team! 

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🏆 2024 BUDOKAN 🥋 Congratulations to Lincoln! After many hard fights through 2 divisions he brought home 2 trophies for the team!

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#budokan #2024 #judo #washingtonjudoacademy #WJA #kirkland #fighters #grapplers #judoteam #judosensei #judoamerica #judoka #uchimata #tiktok #hardwork #martialarts #grappling #usajudo #ijf #judoka #seattle #kirkland #budokan #tournament #judolifestyle #blackbelt #柔道 #柔道部 #シアトル #アメリカ #ワシントン柔道アカデミー #柔道キッズ #judoamerica #bjj
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🏆 2024 BUDOKAN 🥋 Congratulations to Kostya and Kai Kai for bringing home 🥈 and 🥉 Awesome work boys!!! 

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#budokan #2024 #judo #washingtonjudoacademy #WJA #kirkland #fighters #grapplers #judoteam #judosensei #judoamerica #judoka #uchimata #tiktok #hardwork #martialarts #grappling #usajudo #ijf #judoka #seattle #kirkland #budokan #tournament #judolifestyle #blackbelt #柔道 #柔道部 #シアトル #アメリカ #ワシントン柔道アカデミー  #柔道キッズ  #judoamerica #bjj

🏆 2024 BUDOKAN 🥋 Congratulations to Kostya and Kai Kai for bringing home 🥈 and 🥉 Awesome work boys!!!

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#budokan #2024 #judo #washingtonjudoacademy #WJA #kirkland #fighters #grapplers #judoteam #judosensei #judoamerica #judoka #uchimata #tiktok #hardwork #martialarts #grappling #usajudo #ijf #judoka #seattle #kirkland #budokan #tournament #judolifestyle #blackbelt #柔道 #柔道部 #シアトル #アメリカ #ワシントン柔道アカデミー #柔道キッズ #judoamerica #bjj
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🏆 BUDOKAN 2024 Congratulations to Sensei David and Sensei Eugene! After many years out of competition they had the courage to once again step on the mats! 

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#budokan #2024 #judo #washingtonjudoacademy #WJA #kirkland #fighters #grapplers #judoteam #judosensei #judoamerica #judoka #uchimata #tiktok #hardwork #martialarts #grappling #usajudo #ijf #judoka #seattle #kirkland #budokan #tournament #judolifestyle #blackbelt #柔道 #柔道部 #シアトル #アメリカ #ワシントン柔道アカデミー  #柔道キッズ  #judoamerica #bjj

🏆 BUDOKAN 2024 Congratulations to Sensei David and Sensei Eugene! After many years out of competition they had the courage to once again step on the mats!

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#budokan #2024 #judo #washingtonjudoacademy #WJA #kirkland #fighters #grapplers #judoteam #judosensei #judoamerica #judoka #uchimata #tiktok #hardwork #martialarts #grappling #usajudo #ijf #judoka #seattle #kirkland #budokan #tournament #judolifestyle #blackbelt #柔道 #柔道部 #シアトル #アメリカ #ワシントン柔道アカデミー #柔道キッズ #judoamerica #bjj
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Adult Judo squad from the Washington Judo Academy at the end of the seattlebudokan Judo Tournament. The picture misses a few coaches and players - Sensei Micah, Sensei Chris & Alex.

Adult Judo squad from the Washington Judo Academy at the end of the seattlebudokan Judo Tournament. The picture misses a few coaches and players - Sensei Micah, Sensei Chris & Alex. ...

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🥋🎮 Youth warriors from Washington Judo Academy, assisted by a few adult players and coaches, racked up 205 points, unlocking epic power moves and rare artifacts at the seattlebudokan Judo Tournament 2024!
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#LevelUp #JudoQuest #GameOn #JudoLife #Judo

🥋🎮 Youth warriors from Washington Judo Academy, assisted by a few adult players and coaches, racked up 205 points, unlocking epic power moves and rare artifacts at the seattlebudokan Judo Tournament 2024!
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“I cry sometimes too.”

“I cry sometimes too.” ...

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Budokan Judo Dojo is where tradition meets progress. 🌎🥋Amazing female athletes showcasing the evolution of the incredible sport and martial arts of Judo. 💪. Uchikomi drills and a fighter’s spirit, and helping create the next generation of judokas! ⭐️⭐️ #judo #womenssports #usajudo #bjj #martialarts #seattle #womenpower #dojo #pnw #judovine #girlpower #olympics #judofamily

Budokan Judo Dojo is where tradition meets progress. 🌎🥋Amazing female athletes showcasing the evolution of the incredible sport and martial arts of Judo. 💪. Uchikomi drills and a fighter’s spirit, and helping create the next generation of judokas! ⭐️⭐️ #judo #womenssports #usajudo #bjj #martialarts #seattle #womenpower #dojo #pnw #judovine #girlpower #olympics #judofamily ...

Sorry to my boy Taras for always using him as my Uke. But he’s a good Uke, nonetheless.
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This was during my uchimata instruction where I discussed the importance of pointing toes on your throws. Watch what happens when toes are pointed properly- a chop turns into a sweep/lift. Body mechanics.
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This stuff works. Come to my classes washington_judo_academy 
Wednesdays 7:30 (when I can make it)
Saturdays 11-1, or whenever I feel like stopping.
It’s good for you. We promise.

Sorry to my boy Taras for always using him as my Uke. But he’s a good Uke, nonetheless.
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This was during my uchimata instruction where I discussed the importance of pointing toes on your throws. Watch what happens when toes are pointed properly- a chop turns into a sweep/lift. Body mechanics.
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This stuff works. Come to my classes washington_judo_academy
Wednesdays 7:30 (when I can make it)
Saturdays 11-1, or whenever I feel like stopping.
It’s good for you. We promise.
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You punched your ticket to Pan Ams in Cuba, kid. You made the team.
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I called Taras up before his final match. We had to discuss strategy again. This kid didn’t stray away from the game plan even a centimeter. He did EXACTLY what I told him to do and followed through. He stopped all his drop seoinage nonsense and started to discover real, stand up judo. Look at the results. National Champion at heavyweight, just like his coach. Listen to the announcer call out his name, technique, and the score. It’s a beautiful feeling to have your hard work recognized. Good job, kid. Now get back in the room and let’s build off of this.
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This is exactly what you can expect when you come to washington_judo_academy and put the work in. Come to my classes. They will get you national titles like they did for Taras. Believe in us. 
Saturdays 11-1, or whenever I feel like stopping.
Wednesdays when I can make it.
It’s good for you. We promise.
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Without saying- thank you to washington_judo_academy and jasonmorrisjudocenter

You punched your ticket to Pan Ams in Cuba, kid. You made the team.
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I called Taras up before his final match. We had to discuss strategy again. This kid didn’t stray away from the game plan even a centimeter. He did EXACTLY what I told him to do and followed through. He stopped all his drop seoinage nonsense and started to discover real, stand up judo. Look at the results. National Champion at heavyweight, just like his coach. Listen to the announcer call out his name, technique, and the score. It’s a beautiful feeling to have your hard work recognized. Good job, kid. Now get back in the room and let’s build off of this.
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This is exactly what you can expect when you come to washington_judo_academy and put the work in. Come to my classes. They will get you national titles like they did for Taras. Believe in us.
Saturdays 11-1, or whenever I feel like stopping.
Wednesdays when I can make it.
It’s good for you. We promise.
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Without saying- thank you to washington_judo_academy and jasonmorrisjudocenter
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Good judo starts here. Movement and body mechanics. Recently I was told there’s a name for this- Tai Sabaki? That sounds cooler than anything I’ve said so far.

Good judo starts here. Movement and body mechanics. Recently I was told there’s a name for this- Tai Sabaki? That sounds cooler than anything I’ve said so far. ...

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My photo was the cover for an article on jasonmorrisjudocenter in the saratogian 
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I’m so proud to be part of this team. Judo is my drug.

My photo was the cover for an article on jasonmorrisjudocenter in the saratogian
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I’m so proud to be part of this team. Judo is my drug.
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I can honestly say- I’ve never thrown a drop seoinage in my life.

I can honestly say- I’ve never thrown a drop seoinage in my life. ...

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An Uchi Mata is always lurking around the corner somewhere. Go find it.

An Uchi Mata is always lurking around the corner somewhere. Go find it. ...

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Judo makes us feel alive.

Judo makes us feel alive. ...

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Sensei Nadine Encarnacion @nadineeeee_ne teaching off-balancing concepts (kuzushi) in Seniors class at Budokan Dojo. Nadine is a longtime PNW judo athlete, coach, and competitor, currently serving as head sensei of the WSU judo club @judoatwsuclub. 🥋💥🔥#judo #sensei #usajudo #wrestling #wsu #judofamily #seattlesports #pnw #mma #wrestling #girlswhofight #jiujitsu #jiujitsugirls #comeatme #allidoiswin #wsupullman #WrestleJudoJitsu

Sensei Nadine Encarnacion @nadineeeee_ne teaching off-balancing concepts (kuzushi) in Seniors class at Budokan Dojo. Nadine is a longtime PNW judo athlete, coach, and competitor, currently serving as head sensei of the WSU judo club @judoatwsuclub. 🥋💥🔥#judo #sensei #usajudo #wrestling #wsu #judofamily #seattlesports #pnw #mma #wrestling #girlswhofight #jiujitsu #jiujitsugirls #comeatme #allidoiswin #wsupullman #WrestleJudoJitsu ...

Sensei Taylan Yuasa with brother Tegan Yuasa shows his sankaku (triangle) attack with pin and submission variations. 🥋🔥💥. An alum of Seattle’s Budokan Judo Dojo Juniors program under Senseis Marvin and Calvin, and later the Seniors program under Sensei Bert … Taylan is a fighter, thought leader, trainer, and professional athlete, now living and training in Japan. 🇯🇵 #judo #judofamily #pnw #wrestling #japan #submission #triangle #upperleftusa #knockout #usajudo #bjj #mma #judofamily #dojo #sensei #usajudo #seattlesports

Sensei Taylan Yuasa with brother Tegan Yuasa shows his sankaku (triangle) attack with pin and submission variations. 🥋🔥💥. An alum of Seattle’s Budokan Judo Dojo Juniors program under Senseis Marvin and Calvin, and later the Seniors program under Sensei Bert … Taylan is a fighter, thought leader, trainer, and professional athlete, now living and training in Japan. 🇯🇵 #judo #judofamily #pnw #wrestling #japan #submission #triangle #upperleftusa #knockout #usajudo #bjj #mma #judofamily #dojo #sensei #usajudo #seattlesports ...

Pacific International ‘24

Pacific International ‘24 ...

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