Historic group photo of Sawtelle dojo

Sawtelle Judo Dojo is one of the oldest Judo schools in the United States.  Originally established in 1927, it was forced to close its doors during WWII. Later re-opened in 1950, Sawtelle Judo Dojo is dedicated to introducing interested students to the principles of Kodokan Judo, not only as a practical sport and self-defense mechanism but as a principle that maximizes efficient use of the mind and body. The fine instruction and practice facilities have resulted in many junior and senior champions of whom we are very proud of.

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