Mid-Missouri Judo, located in Columbia Missouri was founded in 1963 by Harry Bishop. Glenn St. John - began practicing Judo and Jujitsu in 1986 while serving in the Army. He attended the US Army Ranger school and Belgian Commando school where jujitsu was the primary method of hand to hand training being taught. In 1995 he joined Mid Missouri Judo and began teaching in 2000. Sensei St. John has followed the example set by his teacher, Randy Russell who believes that good Judo comes from learning the basics first, and building technique through experience.
Located at the Camdenton Black Belt Academy in Camdenton, MO. Lake of the Ozarks Judo Club offers low cost instruction for new students and families. Started in 2013, Lake of the Ozarks Judo Club is an active member is USA Judo. Lake of the Ozarks Judo Club's instructor is Joe Cooney.