Dojo News

Jigorio Kano


  •  Judo literally translates as "the gentle way". It is a martial that was founded in 1882 by Dr. Jigoro Kano who formulated Judo from the styles of Jujitsu that he had studied. Judo is more than simply a sporting martial art; rather, it is a complete martial art that adapted over the years from various fighting styles and techniques.  

Jefferson City Judo Club LLC


  •  Teaching and promoting the principles and livestyle of Kodokan Judo as it was intended by the founder of Judo ~ Jigoro Kano in Jefferson City since 1964.

Jefferson City Judo Club


1102 Missouri Blvd. view from Missouri Blvd.

  • Our entrance and off-street parking is at the rear of the building.

We Welcome you to our Dojo


You are here stop in and say hello. We welcome that chance to discuss what we have to offer.

Judo and Jujitsu classes


Beginning November 2019 Jefferson City Judo will offer Jujitsu classes on Wednesday evening.

Competition-training mats.


Our new location opened on March 1, 2018. 

  • It takes lots of sweat equity to make this happen.
  • New tatami mats for training.

We welcome you to come and train with us while learning self-defense, working on fitness all while having fun.



  • AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. AAU is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, multi-sport event organizations in the world, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.


  • USA Judo is the National Governing Body and member of the US Olympic Committee. It enables all United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international judo competition and to continue the promotion and sport of Judo in the United States.  


  • Freestyle Judo is an outgrowth or continuation of Judo as a sporting activity with adaptations in how a Judo match is scored making it an interesting and positive approach to Judo competition. Freestyle Judo is not a different “system” of Judo. There is only one Judo, and that is the Kodokan Judo of Jigoro Kano ~ Good Judo is good Judo.  


  •  Shingitai Jujitsu is a form of martial arts created by John Saylor whose philosophy teaches that shin comprises the mental facet of the art. This also encompasses the "fighting heart" of the Shingitai exponent. The word gi means technique. The Shingitai exponent must make a thorough and realistic technical study. The word tai refers to the body and to the importance of physical fitness in Shingitai Jujitsu. Jujitsu is a fighting art and requires a body that can react when necessary and can physically adapt to the situation at hand  John Saylor was the Head Judo Coach at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He arrived at this prestigious position in 1983 by virtue of his success as an athlete in competitive judo. 
  • Shingitai is rooted in the classical martial training of emphasizing effectiveness over aesthetics. Function does indeed dictate the form in Shingitai Jujitsu and its primary objective is to offer realistic, effective self-defense training.