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.

Dojo Founder:

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:

Dave Klier
  • Judo Black Belt Association / International Freestyle Judo Associations, second-degree black belt
  • Red River Judo children’s class supervisor.
  • NDSU Head Judo Instructor
Steven Fick
  • Judo Black Belt Association / International Freestyle Judo Associations, second-degree brown belt
  • Red River Judo Children’s class instructor.
Colin Pangier
  • Judo Black Belt Association / International Freestyle Judo Associations, second-degree brown belt
  • Red River Judo Children’s class instructor