Welcome to the Seattle Dojo website. Established in the early 1900’s, Seattle Dojo is the oldest judo dojo in the United States.  Since the 1930’s, we have taught judo in the same historic location in the International District, just southeast of downtown Seattle, . Classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings to train a wide variety of judoka, ranging from students interested in staying fit and having fun, to serious competitors who actively participate in competitions at the local, regional, national, and international level. In  classes designed specifically for kids, the fundamentals of judo are taught in a fun and organized environment so that students can develop physical coordination as well as self confidence, discipline, and a sense of community. Please feel free to visit us during our regular practice sessions.  


Crack-of-Dawn Judo Training

Click here for details of our in-person weekend training sessions. 


COVID-19 Status

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle Dojo has been closed to the public for in-person training since early 2020. As we continue to make strides against the pandemic, we are getting closer to reopening, and will make an announcement here and on Facebook and Instagram when we have any specific updates.

To keep our members moving, thinking about judo, and connected to one another until we can reopen, we have had daily workouts at 7:00 pm over Zoom, which are free and available to anyone who is interested. We have also begun some in-person outdoor training on the weekends, which is also open to anyone who would like to join us. Please drop us an e-mail to receive the details to join either of these activities. 

Separately, we have been working hard to rebuild the dojo floor, which has been an enormous undertaking. We will also post updates and pictures of this process in the near future. 

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you all on the mat once we’re back at the dojo!



2019 Seattle Dojo Tournament Info

The entry packet for the 2019 Seattle Dojo Tournament is available:

2019 Seattle Dojo Tournament Entry Packet

Online registration is also available:

Seattle Dojo Tournament Registration