USA Judo



Name of Club: Denver Judo

Location of Club: 719 Mariposa St. Denver CO 80204

Contact Info: 303-591-9563

Owners / Coaches: 2X Paralympian Scott Moore and 2X Pan American Team and World Team Member Heidi Moore, Tracy Crawford, Nikki Alexander, Alyssa Zawack, Kedge Zawack


History / Background of Club:

We offer classes for students ages 6 and up and for all experience levels. Denver Judo is led by Scott and Heidi Moore, both 5th degree black belts, former elite athletes and USA Judo A-level coaches.  Our coaching staff includes more than a dozen black belt instructors, including several nationally ranked players.  Classes are on-going and you can start any time.


Programs Available:

Youth Judo:
The class is open to kids ages 6 -12 years. Students begin with basic safety techniques (falling methods) and progress to throwing and grappling techniques. Students will participate in local and national tournaments and to test for advanced belt ranks. This unique class focuses on the competitive aspects of judo while instilling the values of self-confidence, coordination, respect, and discipline.


Beginning and Intermediate Judo:
This class is open to all levels and will introduce the basic techniques of judo, beginning with falling and progressing to throwing and grappling. Once basic skills are attained, students will be encouraged to participate in tournaments and join the competitive class.


Competitive Judo:
This class is led by 3X Paralympic Medalist Scott Moore and 2X Pan American and World Team member Heidi Moore. This class focuses on the techniques of competition judo with the intention of training participants for tournaments. This is a high-intensity class, so expect a hard workout. Participants are expected to participate in local and national tournaments, and will be offered the opportunity to test for advanced ranks on a quarterly basis.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Lead by Professor Andy Smith, a BJJ black belt under Jeff Curran with more than 10 years of training, our BJJ classes are included in your monthly fee! 


Judo for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
Denver Judo is strongly involved with the US Paralympic Judo program and is happy to accept individuals with visual impairments. Judo is an excellent sport for the visually impaired and the blind, as it relies largely on one’s sense of touch, balance, and timing, and does not involve kicking or punching. Only minor modifications are needed to allow visually impaired individuals to fully participate in judo practices and tournaments. Our classes are open to visually impaired and blind individuals on a fully integrated basis.