Celebrating 4 years of Joplin Judo

JOPLIN, Mo. – A special workout got 4-Staters moving Saturday, all to celebrate the four year anniversary of Joplin Judo and Jujitsu.

Owner Amber Jones has been doing judo for 21 years and decided to open a place in Joplin to practice and teach her passion.

The gym has gone through some renovations over the years and is now a place where kids and adults can work on their skills and learn the sport.

Jones’s goal is to have a full mat of students every night and to build the local judo community.

“I’d just love to see judo grow here. It’s an amazing sport,” said Jones.

Jones’s next big project is bringing a judo and jujitsu tournament to Joplin next September.