This year, the Annual Palo Alto Tournament will be held at the Menlo-Atherton High School.
The Palo Alto Judo Club (PAJC) is one of the oldest and most recognized judo clubs in the Bay Area. The judo club was established in 1952 and has produced many champions and outstanding judokas. The students have learned to use the disciplines of judo to perfect themselves, to cultivate trust and respect from others, and to make positive contributions to society.
As we move into the next fifty years, Palo Alto Judo Club will adhere to Hamai and Kitaura Senseis’ teachings, which include discipline, hard practice, and dedication to learning judo, and becoming better people.
PAJC’s senseis (instructors) volunteer countless hours to teach judo to students of all ages. All the senseis bring with them many years of experience and expertise in all aspects of Kodokan judo. Class instructions and practices emphasize tradition, technique and safety.
Below is a video of the 2013 SANIX International Youth Judo Team Tournament and Training Camp held in Fukuoka, Japan. Two Palo Alto Judokas competed as members of the US Team. More videos and pictures are available in the Gallery page.