Welcome to Intermountain Yudanshakai

Mission Statement:

“Improving our youth through the teaching of the Kodokan Judo principles of mutual benefit and welfare”


The Intermountain Yudanshakai, also known as the Intermountain Black Belt Association Inc., is an affiliate and charter member of the United States Judo Federation. Dedicated to bringing together a variety of judo clubs throughout the Intermountain Region of the United States, the Intermountain Yudanshakai is committed to the development of our clubs, instructors, coaches, players, and various affiliated members.

Currently the Intermountain Yudanshakai has 9 active charter member judo clubs that range in states from Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. These 9 clubs work in synergy with our elected Intermountain Yudanshakai officers and committees to create strategic plans on how judo can improve the lives of our members. With various tournaments, seminars, trainings, and clinics, the Intermountain Yudanshakai consistently provides opportunities for it92s members to grow and excel in the benefits and rewards of judo today.

Please take an opportunity to review our newly re-modeled site and be sure to visit us throughout the judo season for upcoming events, tournaments, and news.94

Strategic Plan & Goals:
Throughout the year the Intermountain Yudanshakai92s Board of Directors meet to discuss strategic planning for the upcoming season. These important meetings allow discussions and programs to be implemented that positively impact the future state of judo within our community and charter member clubs. Topics addressed range, but primarily the Intermountain Yudanshakai set strategic planning and goals around the following:

  • Teach Kodokan Judo
  • Instructor/Dojo Development
  • Recruitment
  • Referee Development
  • Communication

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