Alaina Competing in Germany

On Feb. 8, Alaina will be at the German Open competing. After the tournament there is a 2 day training camp.
I am sure she will do an excellent job representing Spokane Judo.
If you are interested in more information about the event, it is here.
Attending these types of events is expensive. If you can help her out, she has a GoFundMe pagehere.
Best of luck to Alaina.

Happy New Year

In keeping with the time of year, I wanted to post the below link.
Judo is a hard thing to learn. The key take-away from this article for me is those who fail at learning a new skill are, overwhelmingly, those who don’t try to learn a new skill. Another way of putting this is if you don’t even try to learn, you definitely never will.
See everyone at practice tomorrow.

The Hardest Part About Learning Hard Things – Scott Young – Pocket
It may never get any easier, but itโ€™s always worth it.

Christmas Party December 14th!

Hey all, the Christmas party with be at Sensei Allen’s house from 4 – 7 pm this Saturday.

We would love to see everyone, new to Judo, considering Judo, or who haven’t come to see us for awhile.

This is a potluck, I’ll cook some pulled pork (Christmas pulled pork?), and I invite others to bring dishes, desserts and drinks.

We will put the most recent Judo championship on the big screen, and my daughter will be helping kids make holiday smores at the fire pit.

OK here is how you get there, and pay attention because your GPS will lie to you. The address is 3201 w 7th, but the house is NOT on 7th (there IS no 7th). From our Judo club, head west on 2nd, turning into Sunset Blvd, until Government way (Turn right), a block or two later turn left onto Hartson, continue under the train bridge, then turn Left on Substitute.

Park on substitute street, and The house will be uphill to your right. Walk up carefully the stone steps to the house!

call me at 509-279-4212 if you get lost. And for goodness sakes, don’t use your phone GPS and get lost.

December Thursday Night Fights (12/5)

This Thursday is that time again, December Thursday Night Fights!
(Previously known as Monday Night Fights).

We would love to see everyone from Joseki, Pacific, and Lakeland.
Everyone should arrive at 6:00 so we can mix adult and kid matches.

I realize this is the middle of the holiday season, but what better way to say Happy Holidays than by throwing someone.

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