2nd Annual Nage No Kata Clinic

Spokane Judo is once again proud to host a Nage No Kata clinic taught by Senseis Mike and Delynn Purcell. This is a great opportunity to begin learning Nage No Kata or to refine your existing mastery of the kata.
We are truly fortunate to have two of the best instructors anywhere offer this clinic.
Sensei Mike Purcell has been teaching kata for forty years, and is a USA Judo
Class A Kata Judge in all seven Kodokan Kata
Sensei Delynn Purcell is a World Master’s Grand Champion, PJU Silver
Medalist, USA National Kata Champion, Fukuda Grand Champion, Kodokan
Certified in Ju no Kata, and a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge in all seven
Kodokan Kata.

This is a one day event on Saturday March 11. Registration starts at 8:30.
If you are interested in attending please email Brett Lewis or call (509)995-6434 to let us know you will be attending.

The entry form can be downloaded here. The waiver can be downloaded here.


Community Center Closed for Presidents day

Just a reminder that the center is closed on Monday 2/20. This means no judo for us.
See everyone on Wednesday 2/22 for a hard workout to make up for the missed day!


Joseki Tournament Results

Congratulations to all the Spokane Judo competitors who came out and supported the tournament today.

Name Result
Myles Freeman 1st 13-14 & 2nd 15-16
Miles Lewis 2nd 11-12
Rya Monroe 2nd 9-10
Ryan Ruiz 3rd 9-10
Elaina Gott 3rd 9-10
isla Gott 3nd 9-10
Montana Neal fought 9-10

I was also quite pleased to see the support for Spokane Judo from Allen Monroe and Myles Freeman reffing! John Freeman also was invaluable for his work on the scoring table, and thanks to Cheyenne Neal for warming the kids up (saving the old Senseis).
Thank you all for your participation!


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.


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