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Riverside Youth Judo Club

The Youth Judo Club is a non-profit youth judo club that teaches the traditional art of Kodokan Judo.  This classical Japanese martial art is also described as Olympic Judo because of its popularity as a world sport.  Classes are offered to youth ages 5-17 years old at low to no cost.  Maximum monthly tuition for one student is $40/month.  The club pays for all association memberships and promotional costs.  There are no contracts, and the club strives to never turn away a student because of their ability to pay or physically participate due to a disability.

The Riverside Youth Judo Club offers instruction to all youth and welcomes at-risk and special needs students.  The club has a dedicated staff of instructors, and therapists, who volunteer their time each class.  All instructors are certified USA Judo Black Belts.  A special emphasis is made to help each student become an outstanding member of society.

The Riverside Youth Judo Club has over 400 students.  It is the largest judo club in the United States.  The Riverside Youth Judo Club regularly competes in local, state, national and international tournaments, and is gaining an outstanding record of success.  Visit the Judo Club’s website for more information.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 21, 2024 – Ice Cream Social Fundraiser at the Magnolia Station’s Community Room, 10540 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Your choice of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry in a cup, with you choice in toppings! One scoop is $4, two scoops is $6, or order a root beer float for $6. Tickets available at the Riverside Youth Judo Club or by emailing Det. Money at 
This event will help support our Amazing Special Needs Athletes who will compete at the 2024 Pan American Adaptive Judo Games scheduled in July at the Riverside Convention Center. See flyer below for more information

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser at Heroes Restaurant and Brewery, 3397 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501, from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This event will help us fund over 150 of our Amazing Special Needs Athletes (HEROES) who will compete at the 2024 Pan American Adaptive Judo Games scheduled in July at the Riverside Convention Center.  This is an Internationally Sanctioned Judo Tournament, the first of it’s kind in North and South America! 10% of all food and beverage sales will go towards the costs of this historic charity event.

Sunday, July 7, 2023Pan American Adaptive Judo Championships at Riverside convention Center, Riverside, CA.
This will be the first Pan American Adaptive Judo tournament in History!!! This tournament is for Level 1-5 Adaptive Judo Competitors with Special Needs Judo Rules.

Click on the button below to donate to the Riverside Youth Judo Club