Past Instructors, Members, & Supporters
“The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many; that which has been learned well by one generation can be passed on to a hundred.” - Master Jigoro Kano (Founder of Judo)
IAN J. MAROE
Judoka Ian Maroe started judo as a member of the McCall judo club in 2003 at the age 5, joining Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd. at the age of 11. Within a few short years, Ian had mastered shiai and competition and proudly earned the "Judoka of the Year" award from the Intermountain Yudanshakai for his outstanding performance as a judoka and athlete. Ian was full of character and found tremendous joy in being with his friends, teammates, and senseis. Ian was an avid fan of technology, including photography, cinematography, video production, and international travel. Today, Ian is remembered and honored with Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd's. Ian Maroe "Outstanding Judoka Award," and the Ian Maroe Scholarship fund for judoka in need of financial assistance.
KATRINA N. CASTILLO
Judoka Katrina Castillo was a founding and active member of Treasure Valley High Schools Judo Club from 1993-1995. Daughter of founding member, Sensei Carlos Castillo, Katrina progressed through the ranks of high school competitors at a phenomenal rate. As a seasoned cheerleader and gymnast, Katrina was known for her amazing flexibility and being able to execute a 'match-ending' uchi mata and harai goshi with ease. Katrina was a dedicated and important promoter of Treasure Valley Judo, but more importantly, she was a kind, gifted, and outstanding person and athlete that left a lasting impression upon all of us. Today she is remembered and honored with Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd.'s annual memorial judo tournament and "Most Inspirational" traveling judoka award.
EDWARD K. HO
Sensei Ho was the father-in-law and grandfather of club founders, Rocky and Keoni Lima. Sensei Ho was a fundamental member of judo in Idaho, known for demonstrating and teaching his spectacular ukemi falling techniques brought with him from Hawaii in 1950. A graduate of Kamehameha High Schools and first cousin to entertainer Don Ho, Sensei Ho served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before attending Brigham Young University to play football. Sensei Ho received his honorary black belt from the Intermountain Yudanshakai in 1970. Today, Sensei Ho is remembered and honored with Treasure Valley Judo, Ltd.'s annual memorial judo tournament and "Most Courageous" traveling judoka award.