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  • IN LOVING MEMORY OF COPPERROSE KEONA HARAI
  • FEBRUARY 18TH, 2013 - JULY 10TH, 2014
  • IN MEMORY OF DANIELL A. JOHNSON
  • SEPTEMBER 26TH, 1975 - FEBRUARY 8TH, 2011
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Welcome to TEAM IPPON Judo and BJJ

Home of 2008 & 2012 Olympian and 5x World Team Member, Travis Stevens

Ippon Judo Dojo, Inc. (February 2nd, 2001, Lakewood, Washington)

We officially opened Ippon Judo Dojo, Inc. on February 2nd, 2001 at the Lakewood Family YMCA in Lakewood, Washington. I am proud of what we have accomplished in the first ten years, it's been an amazing journey. We were blessed with many talented athletes such as Travis Stevens (2008 & 2012 USA Judo Olympian) and Robert Davis (2009 NAIA Collegiate National Wrestling Champion). We were also blessed to have George Uchida (1972 USA Olympic Judo Coach and 8th Degree Black Belt) as a mentor and friend to help guide us in the right direction during the early years.


Ippon Judo Dojo, Inc. (Lakewood, Washington - USA)


Maximum Efficiency
Mutual Benefit and Welfare
-The maxims of Jigoro Kano, Founder of Kodokan Judo.

Ippon Judo Dojo, led by Jason and John Harai, is a completely volunteer operated non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, offering judo instruction for kids and adults of all skill levels. Classes meet at the Lakewood Family YMCA, in the Tacoma area of Washington State.

The Lakewood YMCA is located near the Highway 512 and Interstate 5 junction.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF COPPERROSE KEONA HARAI...

CopperRose Keona Harai (February 18th, 2013 - July 10th, 2014)

 

Sensei Larry M. Sterling (September 27th, 1953 - March 24th, 2008)
Daniell A. Johnson (September 26th, 1975 - February 8th, 2011)


Kenny Asato Nagoya (October 7th, 2000 - October 31st, 2013)

 

Sensei Big John Pyle (July 30th, 1941 - February 27th, 2014)

 

December 6th, 2014
2014 Canada West Invitational Judo Championships
Burnaby, British Columbia

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

2014 USA Judo National President's Cup Championships, Irving, Texas

November 23rd, 2014
2014 USA Judo National President's Cup Championships
Irving, Texas

Senior Male Elite Under 60 kg
1. Patrick Mendiola, Ippon Judo Dojo, Washington
2. Sebastian Ruiz, Budokan Judo Club, Florida
3. Yasier Alvarez, Becerra Judo Club, Texas
3. Michael Tarrant, Liberty Bell Judo Club, Pennsylvania

2014 Continental Judo Crown, Seattle, Washington

November 8th, 2014
2014 Continental Judo Crown
Seattle, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Ronnell Parker Borrero - CHAMPION 
Liam Ortega Absher - CHAMPION 
Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION 
Lahna Harai - CHAMPION 
Jared Allred - CHAMPION
Patrick Mendiola - CHAMPION
Patrick Mendiola - CHAMPION
Kaden Johnson - Silver
Liam Ortega Absher - Silver
Tatiana Parker Borrero - Silver
Davon Johnson - Silver
Jasmine Parker Borrero - Silver
Devin Wright - Bronze
Cyrus Milani - Bronze
Isaac Harai - Bronze

2014 Infantil Pan American Judo Championships, Carolina, Puerto Rico

October 31st, 2014
2014 Infantil Pan American Judo Championships
Carolina, Puerto Rico

1. Brazil
2. Saisha Morales - USA (Ippon Judo Dojo/Dupont, Washington)
3. Puerto Rico
3. Brazil

 

2014 Rainier Cup Judo Championships, Tacoma, Washington (CLICK ON LOGO FOR RESULTS)

October 11-12, 2014
2014 Rainier Cup Judo Championships
Tacoma, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, Robyn Russell, and Patrick Mendiola

2014 USJF/USJA Junior National Judo Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii

July 3-5, 2014
2014 USJF/USJA Junior National Judo Championships
Honolulu, Hawaii

Under 38 kg
1. Saisha Morales, Ippon Judo Dojo
2. Madison Kogachi, Mililani Hongwanji
3. Alexa Silao, Jason Morris Judo
Under 36 kg
1. Aizayah Maka Yacapin, Ippon Judo Dojo
2. Brayden Bella, Hawaii Tenri
3. Braden Goucher, Yushido Judo
Under 60 kg
1. Patrick Mendiola, Ippon Judo Dojo
2. Brian Short, Yushido Judo
3. Colton Hanashiro, Hawaii Judo Academy
Under 66 kg
1. Gregory Laslo, Abbotsford Judo
2. Davon Johnson, Ippon Judo Dojo
3. Gilberto-Nicholas Gonzales, EBJI
Under 55 kg
1. Ricky Marin, Mojica Judo
2. Jason Wong, Pals Makimoto Judo
3. Isaac Harai, Ippon Judo Dojo
 

2014 Budokan Judo Tournament, Seattle, Washington

June 7th, 2014
2014 Budokan Judo Tournament
Seattle, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Zeta Lee - CHAMPION
Sarrell Lee - CHAMPION
Saisha Morales - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Belen Simpson - CHAMPION
Tavarre Lee - Silver
Lahna Harai - Silver
Jared Allred - Silver
Tyriq Johnson - Silver
Isaac Harai - Silver
Davon Johnson - Silver
Mauri Terao - Silver
Malcolm Martin - Bronze

Future Stars Judo Championships 7, Lakewood, Washington (CLICK ON LOGO FOR RESULTS)

June 1st, 2014
Future Stars Junior Judo Championships 7
Lakewood, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

 

2014 Inland Empire Judo Classic, Spokane, Washington

May 25th, 2014
2014 Inland Empire Judo Classic
Spokane, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Davon Johnson - CHAMPION
Nick Wallick - CHAMPION
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Lahna Harai - Silver
Joseph Whittemoore - Bronze

2014 Seattle Dojo Judo Tournament, Bellevue, Washington

May 2nd, 2014
2014 Seattle Dojo Tournament
Bellevue, Washington

Team Coaches: Byron Redditt and Robyn Russell

Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Devin Wright - CHAMPION
Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION
Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION
Saisha Morales - CHAMPION
Tatiana Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Cyrus Milani - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Kaden Johnson - Silver
Tyriq Johnson - Silver
Joseph Whittemoore - Silver
Jared Allred - Bronze
Malcolm Martin - Bronze
Nick Wallick - Bronze 

2014 USA Judo Senior National Judo Championships, Reno, Nevada

May 3rd, 2014
2014 USA Judo Senior National Championships
Reno, Nevada

Team Coaches: Jason Harai

Mens -66kg (Brown Belt Division)
1. HINATSU Benjamin - Western Idaho Judo Institute
2. JOHNSON Davon - Ippon Judo Dojo
3. Tamayo Victor - Smash Gyms
3. AKHVERDYAN Edward - YMCA Scholars Judo Club

2014 Onchi Sensei Memorial Tournament, Portland, Oregon

April 12th, 2014
2014 Onchi Sensei Memorial Tournament
Portland, Oregon

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Ronnell Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION
Saisha Morales - CHAMPION
Aizayah Yacapin - CHAMPION
Jared Allred - CHAMPION
Jasmine Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Gabriel Sanchez - CHAMPION
Kiaya Van Scoyoc - CHAMPION
Azalea Fetters - Silver
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Cyrus Milani - Silver
Evan Janson - Silver
Tatiana Parker Borrero - Silver
Jaylene Sanchez - Silver
Jasmine Parker Borrero - Silver
Patrick Mendiola - Silver
Kaden Johnson - Bronze
Liam Ortega Absher - Bronze
Devin Wright - Bronze
Lahna Harai - Bronze  

2014 Washington State Judo Championships, Puyallup, Washington

April 5th, 2014
2014 Washington State Judo Championships
Puyallup, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Azalea Fetters - CHAMPION
Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Ronnell Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Liam Ortega Absher - CHAMPION
Saisha Morales - CHAMPION
Tatiana Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Aizayah Yacapin - CHAMPION
Devin Wright - CHAMPION
Jared Allred - CHAMPION
Jasmine Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Jasmine Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Davon Johnson - CHAMPION
Kiaya Van Scoyoc - CHAMPION
Patrick Mendiola - CHAMPION
Kaden Johnson - Silver
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Cyrus Milani - Silver
Evan Janson - Silver
Tatiana Parker Borrero - Silver
Joseph Whittemoore - Silver
Ethan Janson - Bronze

2014 USA Judo Scholastic National Championships, Irving, Texas

 

March 22-23, 2014
2014 USA Judo Scholastic National Championships
Irving, Texas

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

INTERMEDIATE 2 - Female (-34Kg
1. Melissa Mercado (Ippon Judo Dojo)
2. Renatta Vincent (Becerra Judo & Ju Jutsu Club)
3. Teia Poblete (Taishi Judo Club)

INTERMEDIATE 2 - Female (-38Kg)
1. Saisha Morales (Ippon Judo Dojo)
2. Jesse Veler (Becerra Judo & Ju Jutsu Club)
3. Rhiana Vincent (Becerra Judo & Ju Jutsu Club)

INTERMEDIATE 2 - Female (-42Kg)
1. Naomi Butler (Hyland Hills Judo)
2. Alessa Pimentel (Pacific Judo Academy)
3. Lahna Harai (Ippon Judo Dojo)

INTERMEDIATE 2 - Female (-47Kg)
1. Erin O'Toole (Southwest Judo Academy)
2. Tatiana Parker-Borrero (Ippon Judo Dojo)
3. Kayleen Gruhn (Omaha Judo Club)

JUVENILE B - Male (-66Kg)
1. Lopouchanski Alexandre (Budokan Judo Club)
2. Quentin Cook (Jason Morris Judo Center)
3. Davon Johnson (Ippon Judo Dojo)

IJF JUNIOR - Male (-60Kg)
1. Adonis Diaz (Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center)
2. Patrick Mendiola (Ippon Judo Dojo)
3. Sebastian Ruiz (Budokan Judo Club)

2014 IJF Grand Prix Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia

Final Result

1. TCHRIKISHVILI, Avtandili (GEO)            
2. STEVENS, Travis (USA)           
3. MARGIANI, Ushangi (GEO)          
3. CHEN, Asaf (ISR)                   
5. MEHDIYEV, Mammadali (AZE)               
5. GHASEMI NEJAD, Amir (IRI)                        
7. SAFGULIYEV, Tural (AZE)         
7. SEMENOV, Stanislav (RUS)    

HUGE congratulations to Team USA's Travis Stevens, who went 3-1 to take SILVER at the Grand Prix Tbilisi in Georgia today! Stevens, ranked No. 4 in the world, was on the attack in the final gold-medal match against the No. 1-ranked Avtandili Tchrikishvili of Georgia when he was caught with a counter throw to lose the match in the -81 kg. division. Stevens (USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo/NYAC, Wakefield, MA) has been on a roll lately, taking gold at the Grand Prix Dusseldorf one month ago today.

2014 Emerald City Judo Championships, Bothell, Washington

 

March 8th, 2014
2014 Emerald City Judo Championships
Bothell, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Lahna Harai - CHAMPION
Aizayah Yacapin - CHAMPION
Tatiana Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Melissa Mercado - CHAMPION
Evan Janson - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Devin Wright - CHAMPION
Davon Johnson - CHAMPION
Ronnell Parker Borrero - Silver
Kaden Johnson - Silver
Liam Ortega Absher - Silver
Belen Simpson - Silver
Patrick Mendiola - Silver
Travis Daigle - Silver
Davon Johnson - Bronze 

2014 High Mountain Open Judo Championships, McCall, Idaho

March 1st, 2014
2014 High Mountain Open Judo Championships
McCall, Idaho

Team Coaches: Jason Harai and Robyn Russell

Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Liam Ortega Absher - CHAMPION
Tatiana Parker Borrero - CHAMPION
Lahna Harai - CHAMPION
Jaylene Sanchez - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Nick Wallick - CHAMPION
Nick Wallick - CHAMPION
Kiaya Van Scoyoc - CHAMPION
Patrick Mendiola - CHAMPION 
Ronnell Parker Borrero - Silver
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Tatiana Parker Borrero - Silver
Lahna Harai - Silver
Saisha Morales - Silver
Jasmine Parker Borrero - Silver
Davon Johnson - Silver
Davon Johnson - Silver
Ethan Janson - Silver
Gabriel Sanchez - Silver
Ronnell Parker Borrero - Bronze
Devin Wright - Bronze
Saisha Morales - Bronze
Jaylene Sanchez - Bronze
Mica Borrero - Bronze
Mica Borrero - Bronze
Evan Janson - Bronze
Malcolm Martin - Bronze

2014 IJF Grand Prix Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

U.S. Olympian Travis Steven Takes GOLD At Grand Prix Dusseldorf

U.S. Olympian Travis Stevens went 5-0 today to take a gold medal at the super competitive Grand Prix Dusseldorf, defeating the No. 6 ranked athlete in the world and collecting points that could boost his own international standing already in the top 10.

Watch The Full Gold Medal Match Here

This is the second time that Stevens, 81 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, Pedro’s Judo/NYAC, Wakefield, MA) has taken gold at this tournament in the judo powerhouse of Germany, where the best fighters converge from throughout the world. His coach Jimmy Pedro, the U.S. Olympic Judo Team coach in London 2012, also took gold at this tournament in ’95 and ‘98.

Stevens said he started the day with some doubts but soon found his pace. “The day didn't start too well, and I was concerned due to my performance in Austria the previous week,” where Stevens finished far short of the podium. “But once I was out on the mat after my second match I fell back into my groove and remembered how to do judo again. Overall, I'm not too happy with the performance but more relieved. There is still a lot of work to do in order to get used to the new rules and the new fit to the judo gi,” both recently revised by the International Judo Federation.

Stevens started the day with a bye in his first round. Then he threw Czech Republic’s Jaromir Musil for ippon and, following that, defeated Germany’s Dominic Ressel by two yukos. That put Stevens in the quarter finals where he bested Georgia’s Ushangi Margiani with wazari then a pin for ippon.

In the semifinals, Stevens pinned Uzbekistan's Shukhratjon Arslanov for the instant-win ippon. In the final gold medal round, it took Travis a little more than two minutes to move Germany's Sven Maresch, ranked 6th in World, to the ground for a pin, an ippon and the gold medal.

Travis was ranked 10 in world in 81 kg. division as per IJF ranking roster. He collects 300 ranking points for finishing first at this Grand Prix Dusseldorf, very likely to boost his standing among the planet’s best-of-the-best.

2014 Western Washington University Judo Tournament, Bellingham, Washington

February 22nd, 2014
2014 Western Washington University Judo Tournament
Bellingham, Washington

Team Coaches: Jason Harai, Byron Redditt, and Robyn Russell

Jordan Morales - CHAMPION
Liam Ortega Absher - CHAMPION
Saisha Morales - CHAMPION
Devin Wright - CHAMPION
Devin Wright - CHAMPION
Isaac Harai - CHAMPION
Patrick Mendiola - CHAMPION
Lahna Harai - Silver
Melissa Mercado - Silver
Lewis Mazakowski - Silver
Cyrus Milani - Silver
Cyrus Milani - Silver
Jared Allred - Silver
Michaela Borrero - Silver
Nick Wallick - Silver
Caitlin Johnston - Bronze

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Travis Stevens, Team Renzo Gracie MA

 

 

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