San Francisco Judo Institute

About Us

Mitsuho Kimura

Sensei Kimura was one of the most influential Judoka in the history of American judo. He dedicated his life to the teaching of Kodokan judo with the aim of building his students character as well as strong bodies. His motto “The ultimate aim of practicing judo is the making of people.” hangs on the dojo wall.

About San Francisco Judo Institute

San Francisco Judo Institute is the 7th largest dojo in the USA. It is a non-profit educational organization that follows the classic Kodokan teachings of judo. It is staffed by volunteer instructors, all have been students of Sensei Kimura, and pledged to continue his teachings.

SFJI is a member of Hokka Judo Yudanshakai, United States Judo Federation and USA Judo.