Judo Instruction 

Each morning and afternoon, judoka will learn from a rotation of our highly ranked Judo Instructors. There will be a blend of instructional time and time to practice.  In the evening, Judoka can practice what they’ve learned and test their skill at Daily Randori.  Finally, on Friday, we’ll have a Shiai (tournament) giving judoka a chance to compete.

Our Judo schedule is designed to give a significant amount of time on the mat and in instructional classes(i.e. Coaching Class and Referee Class).  Additionally, we make sure that there is good time to enjoy our fantastic camp site and to socialize with old and new friends.  Below is an example of how the day is scheduled:

7:00              Wakeup

7:30 – 8:30    Breakfast

9:00 – 10:45   Judo (Learn from a rotation of our top instructors)

11:15 – 12:30  Children’s Activity and Adult Classes (Kata, Coaching and Referee)

12:30 – 1:15    Lunch

1:30 – 2:15      Rest

2:30 – 3:45      Judo(Guest Instructor)

4:15 – 5:15      Children’s Activity and Adult Classes (Kata, Coaching and Referee)

5:30 – 6:15       Dinner

7:00 – 9:00       Randori

8:45 – 9:45       Cool Zone (Social activity for our kids)

10:00               Lights Out


Stay tuned for more information on our 2024 Guest Instructor



Kata Class
Heiko Rommelmann Jr, a Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Judo and a Godan (5th degree black belt) In jujitsu, leads our Kata class each day. Using his decades of expertise and 19 National Judo Championships as well as Pan-Am Championships and World Championships, Rommelmann will teach campers a Kata throughout the week. Kata certification is available if students choose.
Referee Class

Want to hit the Judo tournament circuit soon as a referee? The International Judo Camp can help with that. Class will be taught by an International Judo Federation “A” referee, who offers an environment that’s great for new referees to learn it all and experienced referees to brush up on new rules and hone skills. On Friday, the last day of camp, there will be a camp tournament.  This will give Referee students a chance to test what they’ve learned while they complete the requirement for certification.

Coaching Class

Led by Olympian Parnel Legros (Barcelona 1992 Games), campers will have the opportunity to gain a Judo coaching certificate. Legros has coached several international champions such as Dariusz Mikolajczak, Garry St. Leger, and Barry Kirk Jackman.

Competitive Judo Class
Colton Brown competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s 90kg.  In 2023, Colton was the International Judo Camp Guest instructor , and was a camper not that long ago!  This year Colton is returning as our Competitive Judo Instructor!