A couple photos from the women’s self defense class

Officers Richard Gere and John Yen with the help of Mike Smith did a great job on the Women’s self defense class. Here they are demonstrating a couple techniques before the ladies practiced them.

Despite the weather, self defense workshop was great

We had a good turn out last night even though it was miserable out!

I wanted to thank all the Spokane Judo members who came out and supported the club.
Sensei Allen, Rya, Myles Freeman, Chris Mitchell, normal sized Mike Smith, big Mike Smith (the man in the suit), Sensei Oleg, and Sensei Anna Marie.
Particular thanks to Sensei Rich and Sensei John, without their expertise the class wouldn’t have been possible.

The club is only as good as its members and last night the club looked great!

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Quick Reminder

Tomorrow is our women’s self defense class so no regular practice. If all the senior members can come and help that would be great. The class starts at 5:30 and ends at 9:00. If you can’t come right at 5:30, come late, we need your help.
Oh, if you know any women to bring, please do!
Thanks and see everyone tomorrow.

Practice at Pacific Judo

Mike Marcella at Pacific Judo has been kind enough to invite anyone from our club to come and practice Tuesday this week.
Their kids practice is at 6:00 and the teens/adult class is at 7:00 at the police academy.
Make sure to bring your USJF/USJA membership card.
Remember that Monday Jan 16 is MLK day so no practice and Wednesday Jan. 18 is our self defense class so this is a great opportunity to get in some practice this week.
The police academy is at :
2302 N Waterworks St. (continue reading…)

Congratulations to Calli!

Calli took 1st in the gi division and 2nd in the no gi division today at the BJJ tournament.
All her wins were with arm bars (very nice!).

Center is closed for MLK day

Just a reminder to everyone that the center is closed on Monday Jan. 16 for the MLK holiday. We therefore won’t have practice.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, is our women’s self defense clinic, so there won’t be a regular class that night either. If all the seniors can come on Wednesday at 5:30 to help, that would really be great.
Also, please keep spreading the word on the self defense clinic, Sensei Rich does a great job and the more people we can get to attend the better.

New Judo rules explained

The IJF has released an update to the rules that are currently in testing. Here is a video helping explain the changes. Yuko is removed. Wazari no longer adds up to Ippon.

Practice is on tonight!

Just wanted to let everyone know that practice is happening tonight. The center is open and I will be teaching judo. Come out and join us.

Women’s Self Defense Workshop

Spokane Judo is once again hosting a women’s self defense workshop. As always, we are fortunate to have SGT. Richard Gere as the instructor. Sgt. Gere is a defensive tactics / use of force expert for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. He is also a defensive tactics master instructor and certified United States Judo Federation self-defense trainer.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5:30-9pm
WHERE: The East Central Community Center (500 S. Stone) in Spokane.
COST: $25/person

This is a great opportunity to learn and practice the latest in self-defense tactics. Hope to see you there!
Questions? call Brett Lewis, 509-995-6434.
A flyer for the event is here.

Start the new year off right!

Come to judo on Jan 4 and catch up on all the pushups you missed over the holidays.
Remember, all that weight you put on will help make the pushups more fun!
See everyone tomorrow at 6:30.

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