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Obukan Judo is a 97 year old Judo Dojo established in 1926 in Portland, Oregon. We teach traditional Kodokan Judo.
The origin and meaning of our dojo name “Obukan”: the “O” refers to Oregon; Oregon was called “O-shu” or O-state by Japanese immigrants. “Bu” means martial training. “Kan” means building or training hall. Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, visited Oregon while touring the United States after the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. The Portland Judo Club hosted a shiai (tournament) in his honor. At a meeting afterward Kano shihan officially changed the name of Portland Judo Club to Obukan Judo Dojo.
You can read more about the history of our club here.
2021 Practice Times
Technical Judo: 7pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday (Core Classes):
Juniors 1 (10+): 5:30pm – 7:15pm
Juniors2 (Beginners & <10 yr old): 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Seniors: 7:15pm- 8:45pm
Competition Juniors and Seniors: 8:30am-10:30am
Kodokan Kata- Learn the principles and techniques: 11am – noon
Adults (Post High School) –*$70 per month
Student (High School and below) – *$50 per month
Family Discount: First two members with highest rates- full price, All additional family members- half price
Obukan Membership form and waiver
Obukan is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization.
7333 NE Fremont, Portland Oregon
Phone: (503) 208-3035