Daniel Goodwin Takes Bronze at the Pan Am 2021 Judo Chpionships

 Congratulations and great job bringing CO a medal on the world stage, Daniel!



Tournament Announcement - 20th Annual Denver Classic 2021

 20th Annual Denver Classic November 6th

Entry Package Here (printable)


2021 CJL State Championships Announcement


Wildcats Collegiate Athlete Travel Fund

 Wildcats Collegiate Athletes Travel Fund 


Johnson and Wales University MMA Wildcats have donated funds to establish an Athlete Travel Fund with the Colorado Judo League. The “Wildcats Collegiate Athletes Travel Fund”  has been established by this generous donation to CJL in order to support travel and expenses for competition or training events for up-and-coming CJL Collegiate athletes.  

For More Info:



Rocky Mountain State Games 2021

Entry Packet Here

 The Rocky Mountain State Games are less than 2 weeks away!  We are really looking forward to having everyone back on the mat!

Registration is on-line and will also be available at the tournament site on Saturday the 24th.  Walk up registration times and on-site weigh ins are 7:30 - 8:30am for juniors and 11:00 - 12:00 for seniors and masters.  If you are registering for shiai and NOT participating in kata, when you register please put NA in the slots required for name of kata and kata partner.    

The link to registration is available here -  https://app.eventconnect.io/events/12642/registration-type/create?nav=hidden

If you are having any difficulties registering or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (303) 591-9563 or judoheidi@comcast.net.

Also - per Colorado state COVID guidelines, masks are not required but are strongly recommended for anyone who is not fully vaccinated.  

We still need volunteers to help run tables and referees!  If you are interested in voluteering, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49a8aa2da64-rocky

Referees, please confirm with Jim Carmer if you are able to participate.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of Colorado Judo!


2021 CJL Events!

Hello all!

 We have 2 exciting events coming up in Colorado in July!

First, on July 10 and 11, Ajax Tadehara will be holding a clinic at Denver Judo. Ajax is a multiple time world team member and a great guy.  To sign up, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR5gaRiJVExrUMi0KPE851dFxNwXgXBtyhwTHj7KIvX2bK-A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3CgZBb9-iMLQekuW6A4WlC5Gnmg_UVdnQCVCVPIHPHZpyx93KGjUbbx6Y

There will be 3 sessions
10am-12pm - Ajax’s tokuiwaza
2pm-4pm - competition strategy, gripping, combinations
10am-12pm - newaza techniques
$60 for all three sessions!

The Rocky Mountain State Games will be the first judo competition in Colorado in more than a year!! We are excited to be able to hold this event.  It will be July 24, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO.
There will be divisions for everyone - juniors, seniors, and masters, novice and advanced, and kata!  Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate!!


Stream/Watch the 2017/2018/2019 CJL Colorado State Championships Here

CJL Colorado State Championships  (Hosted by Johnson and Wales)

To watch other tournaments hosted by J&W, such as the Denver Spring/Fall Classics, please visit their Youtube Channel here:




Thank you to J&W for hosting these tournaments and thank you Sensei Max Ariza for all of the support and hard work to make Colorado Judo stronger over the years! Best of luck in your future endeavors Sensei, the community will miss you greatly.



 From USA Judo:

Due to the ever-changing situation with the pandemic, USA Judo has rescheduled the 2021 Youth National Championships originally scheduled for March 13-14 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The event has been rescheduled to April 24-25 with the venue and hotel remaining the same, the Salt Palace Convention Center and Hilton Salt Lake City Center, respectively.

The entry packet is currently being revised as well as COVID testing requirements. We expect to have this information released to our members within the next few days.

We thank you for your patience as we maneuver through these unprecedented times.