2016 Continental Crown

This is usually a great tournament with lots of divisions.
The email regarding this tournament is below:

Referees, Sensei’s, Coaches, Athletes and Parents,The Northwest Judo Yudanshakai and Washington State Judo, Inc., would like to invite you to participate in the 2016 Continental Crown Championships, to be held October 28 & 29, 2016, in Seattle, Washington.
This is a Level “E” Tournament & National Referee Examination / Recertification Site.
USJF 2016 Fall MeetingsContact USJF email no@usjf.com
Referee Clinic:7 PM Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Doubletree
Hotel Seattle Airport. Coaches encouraged to attend. Fee $25
Weigh in:5 PM to 8 PM, Friday October 28, 2016. For All Athletes.
Blue & White Judo Gi’s are REQUIRED for ALL Competitors Juniors and Seniors.
Entry Form is available on the web at: www.continentalcrownjudo.com
Referees planning on attending this event please contact Mr. Harold Yamada, IJF Continental Referee yamadadojo@hotmail.com

The entry packet is here.


On Oct. 1, Ippon Dojo is hosting the RAINIER CUP. This is in Tacoma.
This is usually a great tournament and I definitely encourage everyone who can to compete. If you are interested in competing, let me know and I will submit a club list of competitors. The entry packet is here.

No Practice Monday (Labor day)

The Center is closed on Monday 9/5 for the labor day holiday.
I hope to see everyone on Wednesday, back from the summer and pumped up for JUDO!!!

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.

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