Our purpose is to teach respect, discipline and character building so that one learns to live with and contribute to the Sangha and community.

Hilo Judo Club Highlights

Hilo Hongwanji Judo Club assisted the HHHB Kyodan by spreading out gravel on the temple grounds.  On September 2-3, they hosted a successful Honpa Hongwanji Judo Federation State Championship Tournament and Hilo Hongwanji Invitational Tournament.  Both tourneys ended up having about 130 Judoka entered.  Thank you to all who helped make this tournament a success!

Children at least 7 years of age who are interested in joining judo, please contact head sensei Neal Okimoto at 936-4006 or email: hhjcboosterclub@gmail.co

You can also Contact 961-6677 for more information on how to sign up or email info@hilobetsuin.org

Hilo Hongwanji Judo Club (HHJC) Family

See the 2017 Hilo Hongwanji Judo Club Calendar below 

Shodan: L to Right (Nicholas Ohara, Dylan Hong, LiAnn Yamamoto)

Outstanding Judoka Tyler Yoshiyama (pictured with head sensei Neal Okimoto)

2017 Judo Club 


Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for adults and Tuesday and    Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for children and beginners.  

For more information or to sign up, please visit the dojo between 5:30—6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.