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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

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.

Riverside Youth Judo Club’s 2024 U.S. Adaptive Judo Team will represent us at the Worlds Special Needs Judo Games in Beverwijk, Netherlands this April!!!

This is the largest team they have ever taken and includes the following five Amazing Judo athletes (from left to right in attached flyer):

  • Heidi Romero (ASD and Hearing Impaired) *1st time competing
  • Meilene Tsai (ASD and Profoundly Deaf) *2nd time competing
  • Kevin Lopez (ASD) *4th time competing and defending World Champion
  • Leonie Barrett (ASD) *2nd time competing
  • Scott Katzenstein (ASD) *1st time competing

Any donations to help with our teams’ costs are immensely appreciated.  If you (or any friend) would like make a tax deductible donation to help support our wonderful young athletes, please click on the button below!