The basics of Judo

Excellent video by Neil Adams and the International Judo Federation (IJF) explaining the basics of sport Judo.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2016, Ippon Dojo will be hosting the
Rainier Cup tournament. Last year this was a pretty well attended event.

The entry form is here.

Ju No Kata Seminar

On Saturday September 10, SWOCC Judo will be hosting a Ju No Kata Seminar taught by Sensei Delynn and Mike Purcell. This is in Coos Bay, OR.
The entry form is here and the waiver is here.

Night Out Against Crime Friday, August 19th!

The center has asked us to put on a judo demonstration during the Night out against Crime on Friday 8/19.
We need volunteers to come from 6:00-8:00 that evening.
In the past we were set up on the stage and demonstrated throwing and mat techniques.
The club needs everyone who can come out to help.

Travis Stevens Takes Silver At The Rio Olympic Games

This is a good interview with Olympian Travis Stevens.

click here

Self Defense clinic

On Saturday August 13, Budokan Dojo in Seattle will be hosting a self defense clinic. This is an opportunity to become a USJF certified self defense instructor. The clinic begins with registration at 7:00 and ends at 5:00 that evening.
I don’t have any additional info at present, but I am planning on attending.

Introductory Judo Referee Seminar

On Saturday August 27, Budokan dojo is hosting an introductory class for referees. This is a good opportunity for anyone who want to become a referee to learn about refereeing in general and practice being a referee with constructive feedback.
The clinic starts with registration at 9:30 and finishes at 2:30.
The cost is $35 including lunch.
I encourage everyone to attend.
The entry form is here.

Announcing their Promotions

I am always pleased to announce new promotions. Each new rank demonstrates an increasing commitment to judo and self improvement, both of which are things that are important and beyond most people.

  • Yonkyu:

    • Brent Accursio
    • Christopher B. Mitchell

4th of July

Just a reminder that Monday is July 4th. The community center is closed. I hope everyone has a good holiday and we will see everyone on Wednesday.

Postponing Summer Swimming

Just a note that we are postponing the swimming party originally scheduled for this Saturday as the weather doesn’t look good (this is mostly intended to remind Sensei Oleg who seems unclear on the cancellation).
We may try for July 1 if that works for people.
Have a good weekend and see everyone at practice Monday.

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