Reopening

Welcome Mat Judo and Jujitsu Club Reopening!


We’d like to announce the starting of Welcome Mat Judo and Jujitsu classes in a new/old location at St. Pat’s school located at 20 E Arndt St in Fond du Lac, WI. Regular Judo and Jujitsu classes will begin Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Judo classes will run from 6-7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Jujitsu will run from 7:30 to 9:00pm on Thursdays.

It’s been a tough year for everyone especially at the Welcome Mat with the loss of Mark Frankel to Covid in November 2020. Mark had led the Welcome Mat since Brett Wood-Taylor’s passing in 2008. It will be hard to live up to their precedents and accomplishments, but we’re determined to do our best with the help of all in the Wisconsin and Mid-West Judo community.

We have decided against having Santa’s in 2021 because of the on-going COVID-19 situation and will focus on preparations for our Spring Fling 2022, April 2nd. Additional updates and details will follow.

Thank You from the Welcome Mat Board.


President: Steve Mattheeussen
Vice President: Nat Ciesla
Treasurer/Secretary: Michael Blakeslee
Communications Director: Katie Sell
Jujitsu Director: Stephen Kain