Class Schedule

We require all participants to hold a current membership in either USA JudoUSJF, or USJA (Preferably USA Judo

Please refer to the How to Get Started at Budokan page for how to get started.

Juniors/Adults Beginner Class (Waiting List)

For kids (advanced), juniors (beginner + advanced) and adults (beginners)

If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please add your information HERE.

Tuesday 6:15 – 7:30
Thursday 6:15 – 7:30

Adults/Advanced Class

The Budokan Adults class is an advanced judo class featuring full-speed randori.  Randori involves a more intensive level of physical exercise as it incorporates dynamic, high-energy sparring sessions and is best for experienced judo players.  Randori is a Japanese term meaning “free practice”, and the Adults class is where judo techniques are practiced at full speed in a controlled environment.  

For adults with no judo experience, those with grappling experience such as BJJ/wrestling are encouraged to join the Adults class, but they should visit a practice first.

For adults with NO judo/grappling experience, we do special adult beginner instruction prior to the regular adults class, typically starting at 7:30 sharp.  This instruction covers ukemi, which refers to the art of falling safely. In judo, it’s inevitable that you’ll be thrown to the ground, and knowing how to fall properly can prevent serious injuries. Breakfalls are typically divided into four main types: forward rolls, backward rolls, side falls, and front falls. Each type will be introduced, demonstrated, and then practiced with guidance from the instructor.  This is by appointment only at this time, so please reach out on the contact page if you are interested in beginner adult instruction.

Tuesday 8:00 – 9:30
Thursday 8:00 – 9:30

Competition Class

Open to all competitors.  See Sensei Grant or Sensei Bert.



6:00-7:30 Juniors (Sensei Marvin)

7:30-9:00 Seniors (Sensei Grant)


* If you are interested in learning more, feel free to come by and watch a class. In the case of a minor, we ask that parent(s) and/or guardian(s) observe the class with the minor and give permission to participate in classes.




Adults are also expected to contribute “service time” to the club, including volunteering time at the Budokan tournament (if not competing), cleaning and maintenance of the facilities (see below), and assisting Dojo leadership with operation of the club.

We prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our community. A key part of this commitment is ensuring a sanitary and safe training environment. Therefore, it is required for all students, regardless of rank, to participate in mopping the mats after each adult class. This practice is essential for maintaining the cleanliness and safety of our mats, and ensuring a secure training space. Your active participation in this task is a crucial contribution to the health and safety of our dojo community. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in upholding this important standard.   


We provide various payments family discounts, a 6 months pre-payment discount and a 12 months pre-payment discount. Please contact us to learn more.

* We also require all members of Budokan Dojo to hold a current membership in either USJF, USA Judo or USJA.

Budokan Juniors class after another tough practice ! (Three generations of Terada family judokas!)

Budokan Dojo

1414 S Weller St Suite C
Seattle, WA 98144

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