The aim of Judo
is to perfect oneself
by systematic training of the mind and body
so that each person works in harmony
with themselves and ultimately with all others.

- Jigoro Kano, founder of Judo

Dakota Budokan


Jiu jitsu  




Welcome to the Dakota Budokan!
The premier location for Judo, Jujitsu, Submission grappling, Karate and Yoga.

We are dedicated to teaching progressive martial arts with traditional values and culture. Following Judo's principle of mutual welfare and benefit, our goal is to produce martial artists of exceptional skill who are also ready to contribute positively to their community.


Whether you train for fun, for fitness, for personal growth or for competition, we have a program for you!

We offer classes for all ages and experience levels.  We have students ranging in age from 4 yrs-60+.  


Adult Classes:

Following Judo's principle of Mutual welfare and benefit, our adult programs are welcoming and supportive.  The adult class trains hard but with the freedom to train to the level they are comfortable with.  With the support of fellow class mates, we work together to constantly improve one another... What was once difficult may soon become easy.




Youth Classes:

Our kids programs are truly special to us as we are developing not only future martial artists, but most importantly,  members of our own community.  Our youth class involves kids ages 4-13.

Kids classes focus on the art and sport of Judo as well basic self-defense techniques known as Goshin Jutsu.


Special congratulations to our little Judoka Knightly Long for placing 4th at the SD State wrestling championships in his very first year of wrestling!




The Dakota Budokan is proud to announce our new Women’s only Judo and Jujitsu classes for fitness and self-defense!  Get in the best shape of your life while learning valuable self-defense skills.

Judo and Jujitsu are arts that provide smaller individuals the technique and methods to overcome larger, more physically powerful attackers thru skill, physics and leverage



Dakota Budokan is proudly partnered with Shepherd Defense LLC!  If you are interested in concealed carry, firearms permits and training for self-defense, check out the class offerings from our good friends at Shepherd Defense!

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While we are already heading into the latter part of the year, with many of our goals have been achieved, we are nowhere near done! This September we are bringing out Olympic bronze medalist Judoka Marti Malloy to host kids and adult seminars!  Marti is a wonderful ambassador for the sport of Judo and tirelessly works to promote the art to all ages and abilities. The Dakota Budokan is proud and honored to bring Marti to South Dakota for the first time ever!

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Each year, Dynamic Martial arts of Sioux falls hosts the Sioux falls Open martial arts tournament, inviting all schools, regardless of style, to compete in a host of martial art events.  Gi and no gi Submission grappling, Karate and weapons forms, point sparring and sport jujitsu.  Every year this tournament grows and attracts more schools and competitors.  Dakota Budokan returned as defending team champions the past 2 years and captured our 3rd straight team championship, along with an individual overall title, and our strongest performance to date bringing home gold medals in every division, every skill level and every age range! - Grappling, Karate forms, weapon forms, point sparring and sport jujitsu!

2019 is going to be Electric at Dakota Budokan

2019 is going to be an incredible year!  As our dojo continues to grow so does our passion and motivation to improve!

We are kicking things off with a massive remodel of our entire facility to offer more refinement to our students and more comfort to our visitors and families.

Dakota Budokan 3-Peats as Sioux Falls Open Champions for 2019!

New dojo 2019