Red River Judo

Red River Judo

Red River Judo was founded in 2002 by Vern Borgen. Professor Borgen taught Judo at North Dakota State University since 1979. At Red River Judo we practice Kodokan Judo and several other styles of Judo. Classical Judo is an older version of Judo that is based on specific movement principles developed by Judo’s founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano and is rarely seen in modern times. Classical Judo also includes some weapons training.

Dojo Advisor:

Vern Borgen

  • United States Martial Arts Association, 6th dan Judo
  • Zen Judo International, fifth degree black belt
  • United States Judo Association, fifth degree black belt
  • Goshin Budo Jujutsu, third degree black belt
  • United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame – Instructor of the year 2007

 

Instructors:

Erik Jones

  • United States Judo Association, third degree black belt

David Scott

  • United States Judo Association, third degree black belt

Clint Adams

  • United States Judo Association, second degree black belt

Steven Reinhold

  • United States Judo Association, second degree black belt

Michael Severson

  • United States Judo Association, second degree black belt

Ross Godfread 

  • United States Judo Federation, first degree black belt

Joe Killion

  • United States Judo Federation, second degree black belt
  • Third degree black belt – Jiujitsu
  • First degree black belt Hapkido
  • First degree black belt Karate

Jeremy Magelky

  • United States Judo Association, second degree black belt

John Dixon

  • United States Judo Association, second degree black belt