2018 Continental Crown

This is a big tournament and worth attending if you are able.
From the web site for the tournament here:

2018 Continental Judo Crown

Level E Tournament
National Referee Examination & Re-certification Site
Sunday, November 11th
Seattle, Washington

About the Continental Crown

For many years the Continental Crown Judo Tournament has been a showcase event for judo athletes on the west coast of the United States. The Continental
Crown is a USA Judo Senior Class-E and Junior Class-D event, and consistently features some of the highest caliber judo players in the country. This year
we happily invite judo players from all over the Pacific Rim and the world to participate in the spirit of international friendship and competition. The
Continental Crown is located in Seattle Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle is the birthplace of Judo on the mainland of the United
States and it is our distinct honor to host such a prestigious judo event in our state.

Great practice Monday / New web Design

All,

We had a great practice on Monday, covering tate-shiho-gatame (pin #6) and it’s escapes. Also Sensei Tim taught us De Ashi Barai. Some great newaza too!

The mats have all been re-laid out and re-taped, the kids are getting quite good with their pins, everyone is doing better with their falls…

Also, a special thanks to Mike for updating our website design!

Should be a great month!

For competitors looking at the Rainier cup on October 20th on the west side, please make sure you talk to Sensei Brett or Sensei Anna Marie to make sure you have all the right information and to get sign-off to compete. We will post the entry packet soon.

Club Meeting

All:
Tomorrow evening we are going to end practice a bit early and hold a club meeting.
I have a few things I would like to discuss, but I am always willing to add any other judo related topics anyone would like us to address.
At present, I was thinking of discussing the following:

  1. Spokane Judo branded clothing.
  2. Best ways to recruit additional members.
  3. Kata clinic, what other events should we organize?
  4. What else?

    See everyone tomorrow with all your ideas.

Upcoming Tournaments

It is fall again and there are a couple of upcoming tournaments:
1. 2018 Budokan Tournament Info. Here is the Budokan Tournament information featuring Shiai and Kata competition on Saturday, September 29, at Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St.,
Kent, WA.  Online registration will be available soon here.
Regional Referee Testing written exam is scheduled for 7:30am.  Coach and officials meeting will be at 8:30am.  Kata competition will take place at 8:30am.

There will be satellite weigh-in, please check.  Also, please present current membership in USJF, USA Judo, USJA, or foreign federation. 
2. Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge. Here is the entry form for the Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge on Saturday, September 22.
The online registration is here.

The End of Summer

Sadly Summer is over, but on the positive side, we can get back to more judo!
Hopefully all of you that took some time off are ready to get back on the mat and get back in shape.
We have cancelled practice for Monday 9/3 but Thursday 9/6 is on.
In addition, We are starting up Saturday practices again. This Saturday 9/8 will be the first one.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Taking off Saturdays for a while

We have had a few dedicated individuals determined to improve their judo consistently coming to practice these days, but since I think weekends in the summer are difficult for most people, we are going to cancel Saturday practices for a few weeks.
Based on popular demand, we will start them up again.

In the mean time, we still have our regular practices. We get to focus on technique and fundamental skill development, so make judo part of a great summer and come on Monday and Thursday.
Hope to see everyone at practice.

Pacific Judo & Spokane Judo Demonstration

Last weekend as part of the Hoopfest activities, Pacific Judo was asked to put on a judo demonstration.
The demonstration was part of the half time show for one of the pre-hoopfest basketball games on Friday.
Sensei Paul Ziegman at Pacific put together an excellent demonstration which he practiced extensively prior to the event. The result was an extremely professional display that highlighted many of the skills and techniques that are part of judo.
Spokane Judo had Miles Lewis and Alaina Gott participate.
Here is a video of the demonstration.