Founded in 1993 in collaboration with the Boise Independent School District, Treasure Valley High Schools Judo Club, now known as Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd., was created to provide an additional varsity letter sport for local Treasure Valley senior high school students. With its original founders, Sensei Rocky Lima, Sensei Carlos Castillo, Sensei Sgt. Don Davis, Club President, Sensei Keoni Lima, and Sensei Bryan Gilbert of the McCall judo club, Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd. grew in popularity within the local high school system. Within 24-months the club had nearly 40 active athletes from 6 different local high schools.
It was 10-years later that the club would then partner with the Boise Police Department, and offer instruction to police department employees and their families. As membership grew, the club's influence in the local and regional judo community flourished. For the first time, local high school students and local law enforcement were working together as teammates and co-athletes.
In 2011, the club received federal recognition as a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, and the club began offering scholarships and programs for low-income families and their children. Today, Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd. is proud to offer a variety of member scholarships, affordable member rates, uniform assistance programs, and sponsorship programs for competitive athletes at both a local and national level.
With 4 certified instructors and nearly 25 active athletes, we are continuing to change the lives of local community members and their families through sharing the Olympic sport and martial art of Kodokan Judo. Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd. is proud to have several youth athletes preparing for, and participating in national level competition, including the USA Junior Olympics and the USA High School Nationals.