Judo Northwest

Judo Northwest

Northwest Judo Yudanshakai & Washington State Judo Inc.


**USJF/NWJY Club registration information for 2019-2020 now available.  Please be sure to read the memo on Head Instructor Requirements!**

Welcome to the JudoNW website, a cooperative effort to supply our members and persons looking into the martial way known as Judo.

Judo translates to The Gentle Way and is practiced around the world as a physical education program, a competitive sport played locally, nationally and internationally. Judo has been an Olympic sport since 1964.  Judo has something for everyone, including those that want to compete against others but also for those that want to compete against the toughest opponent they will ever meet, themselves. Judo teaches a variety of techniques from throws to grappling. It can be practiced as both a competitive and a recreational sport. Kata or the practice of choreographed movements, as well as Self Defense are also part of the study of Judo.

For those of you that already know what I am talking about this site is set up to help keep you informed of events happening within the NW. You will also find an archive page where you can find articles of interest as well as results from area events and meeting minutes.

On behalf of the Northwest Judo Yudanshakai (NWJY) and Washington State Judo Incorporate (WSJI) I bid you welcome and encourage you to reach out should you have any questions.

John Schaedler                                          Brian Toth

   President, NWJY                                       President, WSJI

       schaedler@aquaquip.com                        quidget5@hotmail.com


Photos courtesy of John and Kathryn Beck of Saddleburn Media

Area Clubs


Judo NW Area Clubs

Club NameLocationContact NameContact InfoWebsite
Best Martial Arts Institute - Judo ClubEugene, ORSteve Nisewander senseibest@gmail.com
Budokan Judo ClubSeattle, WAJohn Schaedler jschaedler@aquaquip.comBudokan Judo website
Central Coast JudoSeal Rock, ORJulie Koyama
Columbia JudoKennewick, WAMike PurcellColumbiaJudoDojo@gmail.comColumbia Judo website
Emerald City DojoRedmond, WAGreg Deangreg@familydean.net Emerald City Judo website
Glacier Peak JudoSnohomish, WAJoe ButlerMelody.gillette@sno.wednet.edu
Ippon Judo DojoLakewood, WAJason Haraiippondojo@aol.com Ippon Judo Dojo website
JBER JudoAnchorage, AK 99504Ira KesslerAndrew.curts@us.af.mil
Joseki JudoSpokane Valley, WAJoshua HeuettJosekidojo@gmail.com
Judo Club at University of WashingtonSeattle, WADave Christiansonjudouw@uw.edu Judo UW website
Kent Schools Judo DojoKent, WAPhilip DavisPhilip.davis@kent.k12.wa.us
Ki Haku Judo ClubEnumclaw, WAMike NepperKi Haku Judo facebook page
Kitsap JudoBremerton, WAJan Mossjan.moss14@yahoo.com
Lakeland Judo ClubRathdrum, IDJennifer Badertscherlakelandjudoclub@gmail.comLakeland Judo facebook page
Martial Arts and Judo Academy of BillingsBillings, MTDavid Allendnallen126@msn.com Martial Arts and Judo Academy website
Mercer Island Judo DojoBellevue, WAHarold Yamadamercerislanddojo@hotmail.com Mercer Island Judo facebook page
Mountain View JudoAnchorage, AKDavid CheverieDavid@mountainviewjudo.com Mountain View Judo website
NAS Whidbey JudoOak Harbor, WAMel Pantignaswi_judo@yahoo.com
North Sound JudoLake Stevens, WAOscar GonzalezOscar1986mex@gmail.com
Oak Tree DojoYelm, WAFred Ogdenchffred@aol.com Oak Tree Judo facebook page
Obukan DojoPortland, ORToshio Ichinoeobukanjudo@yahoo.com Obukan Judo website
Ojukan JudoHillsboro, ORTim Reynoldsojukan@gmail.com Ojukan Judo website
Oregon JudoOregon City, ORLoren Looselfdjtl@gmail.com
Pacific Judo AcademySpokane, WALeigh and Sam Yamadapacificjudoacademy@comcast.net Pacific Judo Academy website
Richland JudoRichland, WAGael Gettelmangaelgmanx@gmail.com
Sakuma Judo DojoBow, WAAaron Hillairebksak@hotmail.com
Sakurakan Judo DojoSumner, WAMatt McDanielmcdaniel_marjorie@yahoo.com
Seattle DojoSeattle, WAAlan Yamadaseattledojo@hotmail.com
Seiei Judo ClubBellevue, WAJune Encarnacioninfo@seieidojo.com Seiei Dojo website
Seiwakan JudojoPortland, ORJason Fortin-Luedtkeseiwakan@seiwakan.org Seiwakan Judojo website
Shudokan Judo DojoPortland, ORBlane Bellerudshudokanjudo@gmail.com Shudokan Judo website
Snohomish DojoLynnwood, WATroy Leissnohojudo@comcast.net
South Sound JudoTumwater, WAChris Williamschrisw2@comcast.net
Southwestern Oregon Community College JudoCoos Bay, ORRob Schabr.schab@charter.net
Spokane JudoSpokane, WABrett Lewisbrettlewis@brettlewis.us Spokane Judo website
Tri-City JudoKennewick, WARobert Borischrwborisch@yahoo.com Tri-City Judo website
Western Washington University JudoBellingham, WAMark Glasermgwwu@comcast.net Western Washington University facebook page
Whatcom DojoLynden, WAMichael Sullivanmichaelsullivan13@comcast.net Whatcom Judo Dojo facebook page
Yushido Judo ClubPuyallup, WABen Goucheryushidojudo@gmail.com
Zenyu Judo DojoMaple Valley, WADoug Grahamrockridgefarm@earthlink.netZenyu Judo Dojo website

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in the Pacific Northwest

  • 2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lakewood, WA

Online registration, online payment and remote weigh in.  Additional information available on 2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships entry packet.

Here is the link to register for the 2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships to be held at Pierce College (Fort Steilacoom Campus) on Saturday, October 12th, 2019.

1.This will be a 100% paperless registration form. You MUST register online only using the link provided below. There will be NO paper entry forms or waivers available.
2. You MUST have a Google email account (Gmail) to register.
3. You MUST pay online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. Just a valid cred it card or check card.
4. You MUST upload a current Judo card to complete your registration (The athletes card cannot expire before October 12th, 2019).
5. ALL team/club leaders will be required to execute an accurate remote weigh-in for all participants. The participants weights must be recorded in pounds and emailed to rainiercup@yahoo.com by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2019 BY MIDNIGHT.
6. A complete information packet is on the online registration.
7. Venue doors will open at 7am. Opening ceremonies will be at 9:45am. The tournament will start at 10am.

Registration link for 2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships


  • Spokane Judo Katame No Kata Clinic

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Spokane, WA

Spokane Judo is hosting a Katame No Kata Clinic.  The clinic will be conducted by Sensei Mike and Delynn Purcell, two of the best kata instuctors in the US.  Sensei Mike Purcell has been teaching kata for forty years – he is a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge in all seven Kodokan Kata.  Sensei Delyn Purcell is a World Master’s Grand Champion, Pan-American Judo Union Silver Medalist, USA National Kata Campion, and Fukuda Grand Champion.  She is Kodokan-certified in Ju No Kata, and a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge in all seven Kodokan Kata.

Spokane Judo Katame No Kata Clinic information packet


News and Archives

Tournament results, board meeting minutes and other information from Northwest Judo Yudanshakai and Washington State Judo Inc. are available through the pages below:

Tournament Results

Northwest Judo Yudanshakai Archives

FY 2019-2020 renewal

Message from WSJI President, January 2019 (includes WSJI renewal instructions)