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Washington Judo Academy

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit Judo / BJJ / Wrestling club with a world-class training program for kids and adults

+1 425-753-6226

10600 NE 68th St, Suite D, Kirkland, WA 98033

Convenient Location

We are conveniently located at Houghton Plaza next to the Google Campus and Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, WA. 

Our address is: 10600 NE 68th St, Suite D, Kirkland, WA 98033 

We serve kids and adults in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, and Seattle areas:

  • 5 min from Downtown Kirkland, WA
  • 12 min from Downtown Bellevue, WA
  • 14 min from Downtown Redmond, WA
  • 20 min from Downtown Seattle, WA

Schedule

Learn more about our Judo program for kids and adults here

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Moments of enlightenment with the most handsome Judo Sensei @handsomejudoka. Every Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm. Learn how to make big Judo throws actually work in competition. It’s good for you. We promise. ...

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Join us for a FREE BJJ Seminar this Sunday (February 4th) at 1:30 pm. Open mat from 3 pm - 5 pm right after that. It’s going to be AWESOME! Just show up. No experience is required!

Get started with one of the world’s most popular martial arts / grappling sports. Great for adults of all ages.

Take this seminar to understand better what your kids are learning at the dojo. This will make you a qualified training partner for their groundwork skills.

See you this Sunday (February 4th) at 1:30 pm. Spread the word and invite friends.
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Join us for a saturday packed with judo! Sensei Nicks technical class from 11am to 1pm! Stick around for shiai practice and join us for a pot luck and birthday party afterwards! Schedule: 🔗 www.wajudo.com/schedule





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Last chance to claim the early bird discount. Prices will increase after February 1, 2024! ⏳ Limited number of spots. Register now: 🔗 www.wajudo.com/sasaki

Shinjiro Sasaki’s PNW judo clinic on February 24-25. Don’t miss your chance to learn signature competition techniques from one of the top Japanese judokas! 🇯🇵🥋 Reserve your spot now: www.wajudo.com/sasaki.

Born and trained in Japan, 5th-degree black belt Shinjiro Sasaki has excelled in judo both nationally and internationally, winning numerous prestigious tournaments with his spectacular, graceful, and efficient techniques. Learn more: www.wajudo.com/sasaki.

📹 Shinjiro Sasaki’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOVjmbCvH5I 📷 Shinjiro Sasaki’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sasakijudo/

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Come join us for a deep dive into judo! Sensei Nicks class Saturday 11am - 1pm





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Hard work will always beat talent when talent refuses to work hard.





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Saturday’s judo conditioning class with Coach Wayne (@waynesworld731) 🔥 Parents welcomed 💪

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OPEN MAT every Sunday 3 - 5 pm at Washington Judo Academy. All grappling styles. No mat fee. Location: 10600 NE 68th St, Suite D, Kirkland, WA 98033. Let’s roll! ...

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Judo & No-Gi BJJ Classes for Adults & Kids, 7 Days a Week. Book Your Class at 🔗 www.wajudo.com/schedule/.

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Updated session times and pricing have been posted. Lock in the Early Bird Special rate and secure your spot now. Prices will increase after February 1, 2024! ⏳There is a limited number of spots available: 🔗 www.wajudo.com/sasaki ...

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FREE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101 Seminar on Sunday, 2/4/2024, at 1:30 PM followed by an open mat from 3 PM to 5 PM. Register: www.wajudo.com/bjj101

This free seminar provides new Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts with the knowledge, roadmap, and confidence they need to begin their journey safely and effectively.

You will learn:
• What is Jiu-Jitsu?
• What makes Jiu-Jitsu effective?
• Core Jiu-Jitsu principles
• Beginner techniques
• How to start safely
• Training for long-term success

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About Us

Mike Hernandez
Mike Hernandez
2023-12-08
I've been visiting a number of martial arts schools for my 4 year old and I can honestly say WA Judo Academy is by far the best one I've seen. The class is fun, interactive, and sneakily teaches intro techniques via the in class play like drills. The instructors are fantastic, professional, and clearly have a ton of experience with kids. There is also lots of extra support via their older students and also encourage parents to participate! Saying this place is special would still be a understatement. Super inviting place glad we found it and that my son loves it too.
Saki Y
Saki Y
2023-12-05
I don’t usually do these, but I will for this group. WJA and it’s Senseis have treated my son with open arms and like family from the first day he started. They always keep it fun for the kids, while also teaching very high level technique. The students (and we as parents) are truly privileged to have Senseis who dedicate their time to teach on a voluntary basis. You know the Senseis truly love what they’re doing and care about their students when they do it voluntarily. And despite being a non-profit, they’ve been able to bring in the best coaches and teachers from around the US and the World to come teach! Sensei Tomoko, Sensei Micah, Sensei David and Sensei Evgeny are especially worthy of praise - they are good coaches and Senseis, but even better and kinder people. We are truly honored to be a part of this school!
Perry Knodle
Perry Knodle
2023-12-05
Fantastic community and development opportunity for athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Nelson Billing
Nelson Billing
2023-12-04
I do class here as an adult beginner and my 4 and 7 year olds do classes too. The kids go multiple times per week and I try to also go multiple times per week but lately can only do once. I personally really like the instruction, the atmosphere, and community at WJA. I find it a very welcoming and serious group. My kids love going to class here as well. I'm a beginner so I can't offer an expert opinion on how quickly they are learning but I can tell that they are definitely learning and developing over time. The club has frequent events which are both good to get to know the other families involved and good for the kids' development (potlucks, practice competitions, clinics). They have also had many guest instructors in my time there-- several from Japan and some from the US. There are also instructors from other local Judo or BJJ clubs who are friends and come to teach specific things. Lots of judokas from other local clubs come for the Friday night randori at WJA. Overall I think WJA is ideal for my family and I highly recommend it to both adults and families with kids.
Tianchu Liang
Tianchu Liang
2023-12-04
Great dojo, awesome senseis and fellow judokas. Great place to train!!
Alina Uzhvieva (Goryunova)
Alina Uzhvieva (Goryunova)
2023-12-04
My two kids and I have been attending classes at this dojo for almost a year now, and we couldn’t be happier with our experience. The coaches are highly professional and incredibly friendly and supportive. They support us during training sessions and competitions. Thank you, Washington Judo, for your dedication and commitment to your students, big and small!
Jessica Thompson
Jessica Thompson
2023-12-04
First rate judo practice and instruction! This dojo caters to all skill and belt levels, being beginnering, intermediate, or advanced. All ages welcome (kiddos and adults) and women-friendly! Everyone is incredibly friendly and supportive. If you're looking to get into judo or trying to find a new dojo, this is the place to go 🙂
Tanya C
Tanya C
2023-12-04
My son has been attending the Washington Judo Academy for three months now. The Sensei (Coaches) create a nurturing environment where my kid feels valued and respected. Every time there is a warm and welcoming atmosphere. But the discipline is never compromised. The Sensei are attentive to each student, providing clear instructions, constructive feedback, and personalized guidance. They instill in the children a sense of respect for the sport, their peers, and themselves. The training itself is rigorous and challenging, but it is always conducted with a sense of fun and enthusiasm. For my son that practices develop a strong foundation in judo techniques while also building physical fitness and endurance. The Washington Judo Academy is a friendly community that fosters personal growth, discipline, and a love for the sport. I am grateful for the positive impact the academy has had on my son, and I highly recommend it to any parent.
Radion
Radion
2023-12-04
I recently joined this judo dojo, and it has been an incredible experience. The instructors are knowledgeable, patient, and genuinely invested in helping students succeed. The atmosphere is welcoming, and I appreciate the focus on both technique and personal growth. It's a fantastic place to learn judo and build a sense of community. Highly recommended!
Kaysen Luong
Kaysen Luong
2023-10-03
Go here 100% you will throw smoothly 10/10 real judo

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Learn more about our Judo program for kids and adults here