2016 Rio Olympic Games Judo Summary

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are still in progress, as of this writing, but the Judo matches have come to an end. Kayla Harrison from the U.S.A. received a gold medal in the Women’s 78 kg weight category.  She is the epitome of Judo. Kayla has a great work ethic and a drive that made her a top Judoka. The other medalist is Travis Stevens, who competed in the Men’s 81 kg category and earned a Silver medal.

Congratulations to all of the other athletes who represented the United States in Judo.


 Weight Category Name Number of Contests Won Lost Final Result (Rank)
Women -52 kg Angelica Delgado 1 0 1 17
Women -57 kg Marti Malloy 1 0 1 9
Women -78 kg Kayla Harrison 4 4 0 Gold
Men -73 kg Nicholas Delpopolo 4 2 2 7
Men -81 kg Travis Stevens 5 4 1 Silver
Men -90 kg Colton Brown 2 1 1 9

Results Summary.

Isao Okano Visits Norwalk Judo Dojo

Okano Sensei Highlights

The dojo had the privilege to host a clinic by Judo Legend, from whom even Ronda Rousey could learn to improve her technique, Sensei Isao Okano is a Olimpic, World and All Japan champion of Judo with many decades of experience and a true legend of the sport.

We had the good fortune to be able to host Sesei Okano who demonstrated techniques that made him one of the leading judokas of all time.

Check out the pictures from our event here: Clinic Pictures

In Honor of a Selfless Man

He is forever humble and tireless. We are amazed about the vigor and strength with which he attacks instruction in the dojo and tasks at our events.

Sensei_Johnson20140413I am talking about our own Sensei Johnson. He was honored this last weekend with multiple, well deserved awards for his de

dication and help with our community and dojo fundraisers. Long-Sheng “Johnson” Chang was given a recognition award from all of us at the Southeast Japanese School and Community Center. The Mayor of Norwalk, Marcel Rodarte and the California State Representative from Norwalk each presented him with a Certificate of Recognition.

The highlight of the night was when Chris Witowitch of Norwalk Judo Dojo gave his speech, which was close to a roast, but very positive and extremely funny! Everyone was laughing at the clever jokes Chris made while giving Sensei Johnson credit for his work and help at the Dojo and the community center.

Here is the Video of the speech


Welcome to the Norwalk Judo Dojo

Our instructors are some of the most dedicated and skillful practitioners of this sport. In fact it is more of a lifestyle that brings them together from all over the Southern California area. Our Sensei Fukuma is an accomplished judoka who has been practicing for many decades and surprises the rest of the group with his vitality and strength.

Our goal is to use our site as a resource to exchange information about instruction, rules, refereeing and other judo related topics with everyone in the Judo community.

Take this as an invitation to all who practice, referee, compete or only interested in Judo to join us in a conversation that will help us all to be better at what others are doing.