Jayne wins at Pan American 

Jayne Loo came home with a Bronze medal from the 2023 Pan American Judo IJF Junior Championships on September 9, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Congratulations to Jayne on this huge success on the Pan American and World Judo circuit! We are so proud of your accomplishment, Jayne!

3x Olympian Sandra Bacher-Fakaosi visits Budokan

Sandra Bacher-Fakaosi and her daughter Elini Fakaosi visited Budokan’s adult judo practice July 13th. Sandy is one of the most accomplished judoka (and wrestlers) from the Pacific Northwest, competing in 3 Olympics, and multiple international judo events. Sandy also competed in wrestling, and medaled in several international wrestling competitions. Sandy was very giving with her …

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Artem and Philbert Conquer Ironman Coeur d’Alene!

We’re thrilled to announce that Artem Ciumac and Philbert Lin, our brown belts at Budokan Dojo, have successfully completed the rigorous Ironman Coeur d’Alene triathlon! This triathlon, held in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, challenges participants with a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run without any break. Completing such a demanding event …

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Dojo Potluck June 22nd

Members and Parents, Please mark your calendars for the 2022 Summer Promotions and Potluck Night, which will be held on Thursday, June 22th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. The doors will be open at 5:30PM for setup. 

Sensei Bert in the Seattle Times

Sensei Bert’s oldest daughter, Malia Mackey, has written a loving profile of her father, and her family’s working-class, pro-union traditions, featured in the Seattle Times. (Link to story below.) What’s a Carhartt jacket without the calluses? | The Seattle Times

Sensei Calvin meets Japanese PM Kishida in Japan!

Sensei Calvin recently traveled to Japan with the Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) program, and while there met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Read about this amazing trip below in the North American Post link (bottom of page). Congratulations to Sensei Calvin, what an honor!

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