Instructors

Blane Bellerud, Ph.D. – head instructor – 5th degree black belt

Blane sensei started doing judo in 1980.  He has trained aIMG_2758ll over the U.S. and at the Kodokan and Waseda University in Japan.  He is certified as a teacher, coach and self-defense instructor by the United States Judo Federation.  He and Jeff Rooney have competed nationally and internationally in kata and were members of the US team for the 2014 and 2015 World Kata Championships.

 

Eric Lonsbury – 2nd degree black belt

Eric faceEric (who hates being called) sensei, started Judo in 2000.  He has trained in Japan at the Kodokan and Seisoku Gakuin, and competed and refereed for many years in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

 

 

All of our instructors have completed the U.S. Olympic Comittee SAFESPORT and the Center for Disease Control “Head’s up” concussion prevention training.

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