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Blind Judo Foundation
Administrative Office
24145 NE 122nd Street
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 444-8256 (Local)

Brief Description

Blind Judo Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose purpose is the introduction of Judo to all blind and visually impaired individuals starting at an early age. Ultimate goal would be to qualify for the US Paralympic Judo Team for those interested in advancing their skills in the sport of Judo and representing the USA.

The Blind Judo Foundation identifies head instructors and their Dojos (Judo gyms) interested in working with blind and visually impaired children and young adults. Many of our athletes end up competing in tournaments domestically, internationally and the Paralympic Games. At the 2008 Games in Beijing one of our elite athletes, who is totally blind, brought home a Bronze Medal.

Dare to get on the Judo mat to learn about Confidence, Character development, making Commitments, learning Humility, Respect and Responsibility.

Hours of operation: Check with your local Judo gym for hours of operation. Cahill's Judo Academy can be seen at or call Professor (Coach) Willy Cahill at 650-589-0724.
Number of staff: 15
Staff description: CEO & Co-Founder Willy Cahill, over 60 years of martial arts experience at the local, national, international, Olympic and Paralympic levels.
Geographic area served: United States
Publications: See website for articles and publications


Cahill's Judo Academy
635 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno, CA 94066


Willy Cahill, Coach and Co-Founder of the Blind Judo Foundation, (650) 589-,
Ron Peck, CFO & Co-Founder, (425) 444-8256,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Recreation Services
    • Offers judo instruction for individuals of all ages.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers self-defense instruction for adults concerned about their safety along with a way to build confidence.

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Contact the Blind Judo Foundation about programs at your local Judo organizations. Blind Judo is about empowering and enhancing the lives of the blind and visually impaired using the tenets of Judo.
  • Education Services
    • Judo is a sport that helps build confidence and enhances independence starting with children as early as 6 years of age. The Judo instructor at each Judo Gym (Dojo) can provide insight on Judo introductions for a child, young adult or older wishing to start a physical fitness and self defense program. Concerned about falling, join a Judo class which will teach you "how-to" fall and build confidence.
  • Recreation Services
    • Offers introduction to the sport of Judo. The US Paralympic Judo Team is the only Olympic / Paralympic Judo Team that has ever won Gold for America in the sport of Judo. Our blind and visually impaired athletes brought home the Gold after the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. It has not been surpassed by the U.S. sighted Olympic Judo Team since Judo was introduced in 1964 at the Olympic level.
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