Our Champions

Chris Elias is ranked 5th nationally.
Vincent has been with Bushido for a short time but has earned his place as a very competitive fighter and skilled martial artist. He is a 2010 World Champion and has lots of competition experience. He has won State and National competitions and is renowned…
Caleb Andreu started Judo with us in 2008 and and also had immediate interest in competition. Like his brother Kenny, Caleb came into Judo from a TKD background. During his training with Bushido, Caleb also won (or placed highly) in numerous local tournaments, won the…
Kenneth started Judo with us in 2008  and has been involved in competition since the onset of his training. During that time Kenneth has won, or placed highly, in numerous local tournaments, won the North Carolina State Championship multiple times, and ended 2010 tied for…
Brad is a talented Judoka with great teaching ability. He competed in the 2009 World Championships placing 3rd, making him Bushido Judo School's first World Champion.
Austin began training with Bushido at the age of 14 and quickly earned recognition in a short period of time. This talented young man has won several State,National and International Championships and several Outstanding awards. Now Training at the Olympic Training Center and Ranked 3rd…


  • "In an age where commercialism seems to rule in the Martial Arts space and the true values of the Martial Arts are getting blurred Bushido Judo School holds true to the age old traditions of Honor, Respect and Discipline."

    -Andres Andreu
  • "Bushido Judo School has changed my life not only as a competitive athletes point of view but as an overall person. I have come to understand my self and gain much knowledge on how to control myself. Bushido's instructors are very caring and not only willing to help with judo but in all aspects of everyday life. Bushido isn't just a school it becomes your family."

    -Chris Elias
  • There's a few good places in Raleigh for martial arts, but I travel 40 mins to Bushido in Durham, because they're a competitive Judo club with the perfect balance of play-rough practice and fun-loving attitude.

    -Matt D'Avanzo
  • For the past two years, my six year old son had been asking to take martial arts classes. Being new to the area, we began visiting different dojos. A friend recommended that we visit Bushido. From the moment I met Sensei Stokes I was impressed with his interactions with the children in the class. My son joined, and a week later, I joined as well. The instructors and fellow students are exceptionally helpful. My son and I both enjoy the classes immensely, and my younger daughter now wants to join us.

    -Joe Zakszewski