Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club has been established for over 50 years and is registered with the United States Judo Federation (USJF). The second most popular sport worldwide after soccer, judo is also an olympic sport and in Hawaii it is also a high school sport. Judo teaches balance, coordination, discipline, self confidence, respect and good sportsmanship.
Our club is competition oriented and all judokas are encouraged to compete in tournaments after learning the basics. Categories range from novice to senior and by weight and age.
If you are interested in our club, feel free to stop by and watch a practice with your child.
Head instructor Sensei Vince Sokugawa runs 1st practice for younger and beginning judokas. Sensei Chris Sokugawa runs 2nd practice for the advanced and older judokas.
maui now article on Wailuku 2013 Honpa
170 Battle in Wailuku For Judo State ChampionshipOnline article from the mauinow.com sports section: http://mauinow.com/2013/09/06/170-battle-in-wailuku-for-judo-state-championship
Posted Oct 14, 2013, 12:40 PM by Judo Hongwanji
2014 Judo Jr Nationals
http://www.usjf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/20130117_resizedUSJF2014.jpg July 4-6 2014, Neil Blaisdell Arena
Posted Mar 24, 2013, 2:30 AM by Judo Hongwanji
New Tournament Rules Implementation
The website below has the new rules...starting from April's tournament they're going to start implementing the new rules but they're going to start calling only on ...
Posted Mar 23, 2013, 1:15 PM by Judo Hongwanji