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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

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Learn more about our Judo program for kids and adults here

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The Uchi mata training process has begun πŸ‘€

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#uchimata #judothrow #throw #judofamily #judolife #training #fitness #usajudo #reset #progress #judoteam #kirklandwa #bellevue #redmond #seattle #washingtonjudo #martialarts #wrestlejudojitsu #wrestling #olympics #sport #ζŸ”ι“ #ζŸ”ι“γ‚­γƒƒγ‚Ί #ζŸ”ι“ιƒ¨ #γ‚·γ‚’γƒˆγƒ« #γƒ―γ‚·γƒ³γƒˆγƒ³ #γƒˆγƒ¬γƒΌγƒ‹γƒ³γ‚° #をパγƒͺγ‚« #japan #bjj
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This Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to Washington Judo Academy πŸ™ ​​We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ❀️, so 100% of your donation will go to our mission of promoting the Olympic sport of Judo and providing world-class training opportunities for the community. Many employers offer double matching for donations on Giving Tuesday, making it an excellent time to support us.

Since our inception, we have hosted numerous world-class athletes and Olympians, including Nick Delpopolo, Haruka Tachimoto, Megumi Tachimoto, and the phenomenal Senseis from Judo Yokohama. Your donation will help us bring more world-class athletes to the Pacific Northwest.

Our dedicated volunteers manage and maintain the dojo, often absorbing many of the costs associated with bringing and hosting world-class senseis and maintaining the club. All proceeds collected by the dojo are reinvested into our community for events, equipment, and more. Your contribution will support our ongoing efforts to promote Judo and bring world-class athletes to our region.

If you are donating through your employer, you should find us listed among the nonprofits. Our EIN is 92-2862450. Alternatively, you can donate by check, cash, or through our online payment form at https://www.wajudo.com/donate. We will provide a tax receipt upon request.

Thank you so much,
Washington Judo Academy 🌲πŸ₯‹
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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! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ₯‹ Reserve your spot now: www.wajudo.com/sasaki.

Washington Judo Academy is excited to announce Sensei Shinjiro Sasaki (@sasakijudo) will be visiting Washington on February 24-25 to run a clinic for PNW judokas. There will be multiple sessions for different ages. 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.

πŸ“Ή Shinjiro Sasaki`s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOVjmbCvH5I
πŸ“· Shinjiro Sasaki`s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sasakijudo/

#judo #usajudo #judolife
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What an incredible year it has been! We have so much to be thankful for:

All of our senseis
Our Parents
Our Students
And everyone who has helped us along the way of becoming a dojo!

We would not be where we are today without you all. CHEERS πŸ₯‚ TO MANY MORE THANKFUL YEARS!

Credit: @sage.wylder for the CapCut template
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Wednesday’s senior Judo class at WJA: Ippon Seoi Nage variation - opposite sideπŸ₯‹πŸ”₯

Insight from the WJA`s Applied Judo Faculty: Initial observations indicate an average increase of 22.5% πŸ“ˆ in the ippon rate when a judoka wears the @dojooutfitters `Hajime` gi πŸ₯‹.

#dojooutfitters #judo #usajudo #kirklandwa #grappling #wrestlejudojitsu #judothrow #judolife #ippon
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Never too young or old to start your judo journey! Our little Judo baby made her first Sunday appearance on the mats @ipponjudodojo !

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The king of unorthodox judo πŸ‘‘ the one and only Sensei Eugene πŸ₯‹

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#judo #bjj #sambo #wrestling #martialarts #grappling #judoka #wrestler #dojo #seattle #judolife #fitness #judoka #training #judotraining #athlete #judothrow #judoteam #bjjlifestyle #bjjlifestyle #wrestlejudojitsu #technique #ζŸ”ι“ #bothell #をパγƒͺγ‚«γ€€#γƒˆγƒ¬γƒΌγƒ‹γƒ³γ‚° #γƒ―γ‚·γƒ³γƒˆγƒ³ #usajudo #washingtonjudo #kirklandwa
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Keep Calm and Osoto Gari: Mom’s class at @washington_judo_academy with Sensei David and Sensei Micah ❀️πŸ’ͺ

Video and caption courtesy of the amazing @alina.uzhvieva πŸ™
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Steven Boldbaatar - Senior Men`s -73kg Division Champion at Presidents Cup 2023 πŸ†πŸ”₯. Enjoy this moment πŸŽ‰. You`ve earned it, champ 🌟.

Photo courtesy of @usajudoofficial πŸ™
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Steven Boldbaatar (@steven_boldbaatar) won the tough Senior Men`s -73kg division at @usajudoofficial`s 2023 President`s Cup πŸ†πŸ”₯. Steven is a hardworking young man who lives and breathes judo πŸ₯‹. An unorthodox technician, he uses a blend of Mongolian πŸ‡²πŸ‡³ and Japanese πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ judo styles. Congratulations, Steven! πŸŽ‰ Thank you for representing the Washington Judo Academy πŸ₯‹. We are so proud to be a part of your judo journey 🌟. ...

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We have so much fun in our tots class and it’s on the grow!! Can’t wait to meet your little tots at our next class join us Wednesdays at 5:15 with Sensei Tomoko!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯³ ...

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Quality family time - the Judo way! πŸ”₯πŸ₯‹ Mom, @alina.uzhvieva, takes on seasoned competitor Sasha and hits a nice osoto gari she learned in Sensei @micah_nagoya_warner’s Judo for Moms class πŸ‘πŸ˜Š ...

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About Us

JP Bonard
JP Bonard
2023-04-21
WJA is a unique and special place where all senseis are very knowledgeable and passionate about the sport and care deeply about teaching children every detail of every move, every throw, every technique. Also, I got to witness my 8 years old son gaining confidence and getting stronger physically and mentally. These are invaluable values ​​that he will carry into his adult life. As a father, I couldn't be happier to be a part of the WJA family.
Jaime Alfaro
Jaime Alfaro
2023-04-20
Wonderful atmosphere and coaching. This dojo emphasizes respect and hard work. It is a wonderful place to learn this martial art.
Anastasia Dukarevich
Anastasia Dukarevich
2023-04-19
Great dojo, best we have attended! Coaches, students, parents like a family here. My husband and son helped to build this dojo, my husband both attends adult classes and sometimes helps to teach kids. I enjoy our small parties. Looking forward to my little one will be old enough to start his practice.
Alexander Moncastro
Alexander Moncastro
2023-04-19
As someone who has been attending this Judo club in Kirkland for the past 3 months, I can confidently say that it's been an excellent experience so far. The coaches are highly skilled and dedicated, always pushing us to improve our technique and performance. Additionally, the club has a strong sense of community, and I've met some great people since starting. The facilities are clean and well-maintained, providing a safe and supportive environment to train in. Overall, I'm very happy with my decision to join this club and am looking forward to continuing my Judo journey here.
I-Chin Maeda
I-Chin Maeda
2023-04-19
WA Judo Academy is a great place to learn and train for judo no matter your age and skill level! My husband and both kids have been doing judo for many years and we love the environment of WJA. Because it is ran as a not for profit business, it is very focused on the needs of the community both within our own club but also fostering community with other dojos. This allows members to learn from and train with guest instructors and athletes. Whether you want to be competitive or just train to learn a new sport, WJA is the place for you. The youth program is highly competitive with many nationally ranked athletes and my husband enjoys the pace of the adult class. If you are like me and not interested in judo...there are constantly celebrations and parties to participate in so no one is ever left out!
Zach Warner
Zach Warner
2023-04-19
Such a welcome, family like atmosphere. Great place to bring the whole family!
Pilar ChΓ‘vez
Pilar ChΓ‘vez
2023-04-19
We started going to the toddler class at Washington Judo Academy a month ago and we absolutely love it there! Our son is just 2.5 yrs old and really enjoys the class. Everyone has been nothing but welcoming to our whole family. We also really appreciate the students from more advanced classes who help the young kids follow all activities, our son seems to really listen and look up to them too. We love our judo tot classes and are so glad we found them!
Judyta Wasik
Judyta Wasik
2023-04-19
Both my 7-year-old daughter and my 3-year-old son attend the Washington Judo Academy. To all parents looking for engaging, quality extracurricular activities for their children, I can confidently say this place is one of the best, if not the best, that I have ever seen. What makes this place so exceptional for me are the following: 1) Each class is run by a judo sensei together with many additional judokas assisting and correcting the students. Thus, you'll often see one instructor for every two students (that's just an unbeatable student-teacher ratio!), which gives children sooo much individual attention you won't find anywhere else. They'll focus on each child the whole time, making them progress so much quicker. 2) The teaching skills of Sensei Tomoko are exceptional. She uses such a variety of teaching techniques, and I am in awe after each and every lesson- no two classes are the same. Every time, the children have a different obstacle course and very different activities; different judo techniques are being gradually introduced basing on what the children have already learnt - it's all very well thought out. On top of that, sensei Tomoko, as if by magic, has this ability to naturally and effortlessly keep all the kids smiling, engaged and following instructions at all times (which is no easy achievement with a bunch of 3/4-year-olds! Yet, they all love her!:). She's wise, charismatic and very experienced, too. 3) The sense of community at this dojo is second to none. The teachers and the other families are welcoming and supportive (the very first time I took my kids there, I was instantly welcomed by a mom who helped me dress my daughter and showed me how to tie the judo belt... and offered crepes for my son; the sensei found time after the class to welcome me personally and answer all my questions- I felt very welcome there). To know that these people are all volunteers and just do it to share their passion for the sport - it's really special... I feel very fortunate to have found them. Thank you, WJA!
Alex Tatar
Alex Tatar
2023-04-19
Wonderful coaches and awesome program!!!Fantastic discipline and a serious attitude!
Alexey A
Alexey A
2023-04-19
I like this dojo. My son and I have been going here since the beginning and this is the best school we have ever attended.

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Learn more about our Judo program for kids and adults here