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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

Sharon O'Brien reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Both my son and daughter have been doing Judo at Pedro’s for just over a year and I would highly recommend their program. Not only do they focus on physical fitness but also building confidence in the kids. My son thrives on the physical challenges of Judo and is always excited and proud of himself when he masters a new technique. He often comes off the mat after class and asks me if he can stay for the next class!! My daughter is 6 years old and has hearing loss and I enrolled her at Pedro’s with the hope of boosting her self confidence. I couldn’t be happier with the progress she’s made (both on and off the mat!) over the last year at Pedro’s. The Sensei’s are firm but kind and really bring out the best in the kids. I was so proud to see my daughter raise her hand fearlessly and ask the police officer a question during a recent visit from WPD at the Dojo!! Thank you everyone at Pedro’s!!!

Michelle Bradbury Wilkins reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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My 3year old and 4year old love it. I love their ability to focus and to listen more. Great place for kids!

Maria Koutny reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Went for a child birthday party and my daughter had a blast! Good people

Anthony Hewitt reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Great training with great people! Thanks for the hospitality everyone!

Amy Mirasolo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is an amazing place for kids to grow and learn. It is not just about athleticism and strength in the dojo, but they build character, confidence and discipline. These men and women are exceptional role models and have helped shape our son to an amazing young man. The expectations/behaviors go far beyond the walls of Pedro's and we couldn't be happier with our experience!

Don Werner reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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My grandaughter has gone from very shy to much more outgoing and confident. Very knowledgeable caring staff that get results. Thank you

Stephan Kelly O'Sullivan reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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We have been members at Pedro's Judo Center for 9 years and I cannot emphasize more how beneficial the training for my daughters has been. My eldest was the first to start and within several months I was amazed at the level of change in her confidence. The effect was both personal and athletic. I decided to enroll my younger daughter and the effect was even quicker. From the ceiling of the Judo Center hang 4 signs. The signs are emblazoned with the words CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, RESPECT and DISCIPLINE. The instructors at Pedro's do a great job of stressing these values to their students. If you admire these values as much as I do, you should bring your children to Pedro's Judo. My elder daughter emphasized to me the old saying that, "The family that plays together...stays together." so I enrolled myself. The decision to enroll my family at Pedro's Judo is one of the best i've ever made!

Derek Tc Richardson reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Technical tough competitors. Lots of experience on this mat. If you want to get in shape and learn from the best, this is the place.

Mary Jane Sullivan reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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What a fun place for a birthday party for kids. Very clean with a separate space for food and cake. Ms. Allie kept all the kids engaged with fun games and music. Most certainly they slept well that night. Clean bathrooms and comfortably cool.
I would give them 5 stars!

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Jimmy Pedro's Judo Challenge

Join us on April 13th


Save Time & Paperwork

Competitor Registration for first weight division is $75 up until 11:59 PM, Sunday, March 31st.

Competitor Registration for a second division is $20 up until 11:59 PM, Sunday, March 31st.




Event Info & More!

$75 for one division if postmarked by January 22nd and payment is included. Late entry fee $90.

$30 for a second division


April 12th: Registration / Weigh Ins

Friday night at Host Hotel

All Competitors:
4:00pm - 8:00pm

April 13: Registration / Weigh Ins

Saturday at Tournament Venue

Seniors & Veterans:
11:00am -12:00pm
*juniors cannot weigh in the day of the event

Boston Peabody Marriott

Host Hotel

The hotel features a fitness center with indoor pool, restaurants, wifi and other services.

Book your group rate for Pedro’s Challenge Room Block

Rooms will be available for the nights of April 12, April 13 & April 14. Reservation should be done by March 22nd to guarantee a group price of $109/night, per room (up to 4 guests in the room for this price).  When you make your reservation please mention the “Pedro’s Judo” event.

Guests may reserve their rooms by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290


St. John's Prep High School

72 Spring Street, Danvers, MA, United States

Event Starts and Juniors Begin at 9:00 am

Seniors will not begin until after 12:00 pm

Pre-Pedro's Challenge Workout

Get the most out of your trip

Join us at Pedro’s Judo Center (19 New Salem Street, Wakefield, MA 01880) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for an open workout to help prepare for the Pedro’s Challenge. Following the workout, all pre-registered athletes will be able to weigh in.



Project 2024 Judo Clinic

Learn from Travis Stevens & Jimmy Pedro

Hosted by Project 2024 Founder and Coach Jimmy Pedro! Athletes in attendance will get a perfect opportunity to compete against international athletes. There will also be a one-day clinic with Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens at Pedro’s Judo Center the day after The Pedro’s Challenge.


Mats Provided By:

1.5″ IJF Approved Tatami Series Used Tournament Mats: Blue, Black, and Gray from Pedro’s Judo Challenge, April 13th. Pick up from Danvers, MA.  Reserve Mats today at 800-663-0629

Save 20% – 30% by picking up from the event. Call 800-663-0629 Now for Quote