The Welcome Mat Store is the only place to find Welcome Mat Judo and Jujitsu Club merchandise online. We offer quality, affordable grappling, judo, jujitsu, and russian sambo gear. We also offer an online resource for instructional DVDs, tutorials, and clinics. Finally, if you are lucky enough to be in the KC area, we offer an easy online way of purchasing class fees, monthly dues, and private instruction.

Founded in 1969 by Steve Scott, the Welcome Mat Judo and Jujitsu Club is the oldest active judo and jujitsu club in the Kansas City area.  While we make no boastful claims, Welcome Mat does have a proud tradition of success.  We have developed many champions (over 350 individual athletes from Welcome Mat have won U.S. national championships in judo, sambo, sport jujitsu and submission grappling) and the technical expertise here is respected and recognized nationally.  We take pride that our program offers instruction for all levels of interest.  Whether you want to become a competitive athlete, seek practical self-defense instruction or are looking for an interesting martial art to study, Welcome Mat has a lot to offer. Whatever your goals may be, you will find excellent training at Welcome Mat.  Through the years, we have been successful in coaching people in judo, jujitsu, sambo and submission grappling and have used these activities to instill positive values that make a difference in many lives.  We offer a positive, open atmosphere, yet retain the traditional discipline that the martial arts emphasize.  We have programs for adults and kids and welcome everyone to participate.  Welcome Mat is a community based program that has purposely housed itself in community centers and other public places since its inception.  It is our intention to offer top quality coaching and instruction for a fair and inexpensive financial cost. 

To view class schedules, club history, and free instructional tutorials, please visit WelcomeMatElite.com or the Welcome Mat parent site WelcomeMatJudoClub.com

Written by derrick darling — November 11, 2013

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