August Monday Night Fights

Just a reminder that this Monday is the first Monday in August and therefore it is that time again, Monday Night Fights!
I hope everyone from Joseki, Pacific, and Lakeland can come and have a few matches.
Everyone should arrive at 6:00 so we can mix adult and kid matches.
Hope everyone can take a break from their summer and come on Monday.
The original post is below:
On the first Monday of each summer month – June 3rd, July 1st, and August 5th – during normal practice hours (kids 6-7pm, adults 7-8:30), Spokane Judo is inviting the local Judo Community to Monday Night Fights. It is not a tournament, and due to it being during summer, we are not able to predict turn out. However, after talking to all the local clubs, there has been enough interest expressed to have these. The focus will be on how to properly enter and exit the fight space, and on gaining valuable mat time. We have actual referees who will be there, and this is intended to help everyone improve their Judo. All of the fights are about honor, respect, and making everyone’s Judo stronger. If you can come and fight, that would be great – please be sure you are current with your judo organization. If you are injured, or do not want to fight, you are still welcome, as you are part of the Judo Community as well. Hope to see you there.

A couple of upcoming events

I have recently received info about a couple of upcoming events.

Neil Adams, MBE, in Lakewood on August 11

A great Judo summer continues…
Neil Adams, MBE, will make a stop on his 2019 Pacific Tour at Ippon Dojo, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA
on August 11, 2019.
Registration for Juniors, $30, 11am to 11:30am for 12pm to 1:30pm session
Registration for Seniors, $50, 1pm to 1:30pm for 2pm to 4pm session
Make sure your membership is up to date to attend this big event!

The Shiai

Portland Judo hosts a series of monthly tournaments which this year is entirely newaza.
The web site describes these tournaments as:
Portland Judo proudly presents THE SHIAI. A series of monthly USJF sanctioned Judo tournaments in Portland, Oregon with you the competitor in mind. Our
goal is to run a tournament with an in-house vibe, coupled with an open gym feel. Get tournament experience, make some new friends, and be done in a couple
of hours.

In 2018, we tested a few “Newaza Only” tournaments and the response was very positive. Keeping with our progressive vision of Judo, we decide to dedicate
the entire 2019 Shiai Series to “Newaza Only”. Referees will be instructed that as a newaza only event, the tori will be afforded a little more time than
usual to show progress and develop their techniques.

During shimewaza and kansetsuwaza techniques, the tori will be afforded more time for their technique to be applied effectively – giving them an opportunity
to practice adjusting to finish the technique properly instead of a quick matte due to little or no effectiveness.

At Portland Judo, we love to keep things simple, but most of all, we love to laugh and play… a lot. We realize not everyone is gunning for the next Nationals
and could use a non-intimidating environment to experience a live match. New competitors who are still stumbling through the tournament rules can use this
as a study session. This tournament is also a great launching pad for future referees and scorekeepers.

Do not miss this! The SHIAI – Play hard, learn something, go home better.

The entry form for the next event held on 7/28 is here.
(thanks to Hal for pointing this out)

Ju No Kata Clinic

Southwestern Oregon Community College Judo and NWJY will host a Ju No Kata clinic on Saturday, August 24, 2019 taught by Sensei Delynn Purcell, Rokudan,
and Sensei Mike Purcell, Shichidan, Columbia Judo Dojo, Kennewick, WA.  Ju No Kata, often translated as Forms of Gentleness, is a suitable kata for all
ages and ranks.  The clinic is open to current USJF, USA Judo, and USJA members.  Please bring your membership card to the clinic.  The clinic fee is $25
and  includes lunch.
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark
Prosper Hall
Coos Bay, OR  97420
Registration and waiver will be available soon.  Please RSVP to Sensei Rob Schab,
 if you plan to attend so that he can make lunch arrangements.
Bring your white judogi and enjoy a day of incredible instruction!