4 Signs That You’ve Joined a McDojo

Martial arts is a beautiful part of life. It will challenge you to become a stronger and more disciplined person in your pursuit of physical mastery. However, martial arts schools are susceptible to scammers and crooks just like every other practice out there. Martial arts scam schools and easy belt-mills known as “McDojos” are and unfortunate reality […]

Tournament Results

Tournament Results

Team Sempai competed at the Omaha Judo Club Invitational last Saturday and their hard work and intense training has really paid off! Congrats to Team Sempai! Thank you for your hard work and dedication, but most of all, thank you for being the better competitor and not cheating or fighting dirty! Logan Risser – Gold […]

9/20/14 Judo Tournament in Omaha, NE

Come check out some awesome Judo competition at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Omaha, NE on Saturday September 20, 2014. Competition starts at 10am, there will be concession stands open for snacks and food if needed. There will be several State and Regional Champions competing this weekend along with several of the USA Judo’s […]

Logan, Aleesha, and Samantha at the Jr Olympics

2014 Junior Olympics

We had three students compete in the 2014 Junior Olympics on June 28, 2014 and we are extremely proud of each one of them. Let me start by saying it takes a lot of courage to step on the mats with the top ranked judoka in the United States. Logan placed 9th, Aleesha placed 4th, […]

Help support Samantha & Logan get to the Junior Olympics

The students heading to Dallas, TX next week have worked very hard in class getting ready for the Jr Olympics and have worked even harder outside of class trying to raise enough money for their expenses. They need another $750 and would appreciate any help anyone will give, even $1 per person would make a […]


Our academy is excited to offer the Gracie Bullyproof program now at Sempai Judo Academy. Every month in the United States, three million children miss school due to fear of bullies. In the Gracie Bullyproof program, our goal is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence.  Due to […]

Welcome Trainer Randy and Trainer Chantell

Our Academy welcomes Trainer Randy and Trainer Chantell into our Academy! Both trainers are amazing and have already begun making a difference in our team. Please help us welcome them and feel free to send any questions you may have for them! ~Sensei

What Does a Judo Black Belt Really Mean?

One of the questions most often asked of martial artists is, “How long does it take to get a black belt?” There are many different answers to this question. Most people want to hear that it takes just a year or two of attendance in class to get a black belt. Misconceptions about what a […]

Nick Delpopolo Clinic

Nick Delpopolo Clinic

We hosting Olympian Nick Delpopolo this last weekend at Sempai Judo Academy and it was a true pleasure and great experience. This man is a true champion both on and off the mats. He treated everyone with the upmost respect and gave his absolute all while teaching. He was expecially great with the kids during […]

Competition Results 2/22/14

Team Sempai had a good day on the mats! Took home several medals and hosted a great tournament! Andrew Miller – Gold Ashleigh Gildon – Gold Cheyenne Bergmann – Gold Dan Williams – Gold Samantha Reinders – Silver Cannon Elle – Silver Katie Ziegler – Silver Aleesha Oden – Silver Dakota Bergmann – Silver Logan […]