Johnson City Judo Club General Info

We are a non-profit organization based in Johnson City, Tennessee.  We are affiliated with USJI  and a USJA Charter B club

Beginners and advanced adult (16 years or older) students are welcome.

You will need to purchase a judo uniform or gi (currently from $30) . Karate gis are not sturdy enough for judo.

We ask that all members join the USJA or USJI for promotion and insurance purposes. There is a small fee for each belt  promotion. The rank of black belt first degree will typically take a diligent student about 4 years.  Promotions are done based on exams and tournament points. Promotion requirements are found at

Contact: Brian Rowe: 6th Dan, (423) 439-2047

The club meets Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00 to 7:30PM at the Center for Physical Activity, 

East Tennessee State University.


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