Board of Directors

Our Mission

Founded in April 2007, Friends of Houston Open Judo, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Spring, TX.  Its Federal tax identification number is 20-8804995. The FHJI is governed by a 3-person Board of Directors..

Michael Williams



... to educate the public in the Houston area about the International Olympic sport of Judo.

How We Accomplish our Mission:
  • provide speakers, coaches and athletes for judo presentations and exhibitions.
  • generate awareness of local judo events, clubs and athletes.
  • support local judo athletes.
  • host area judo clinics run by national or international judo clinicians.
  • volunteer as Technical Officials at local, regional and national judo tournaments.
  • co-host annual regional judo tournament: Houston Open Judo Tournament.
  • publish free annual HOJT Tournament Program and a Kids Judo Coloring & Activity Book.                 
Gilbert Godbold



About Us

S. W. Godbold