The Long Awaited Arrival of Spokane Judo Stickers and Clothing

Update: last weekend to order

Just a reminder that the store will be closing soon. Don’t forget to order. Remember you always need extras!

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John has worked hard on getting us Spokane Judo clothing and stickers and it is finally ready.
Everyone who has ever wanted to advertise their connection to Spokane Judo now has the chance.
Just go to: the store between now and Nov. 14 and place an order. Your orders will be delivered in early December, just in time for the holidays. So go to the store and order for yourself, your friends, your family, upcoming Christmas parties for people you don’t know…
Just order early and often.
Make sure everyone you know can see your connection to the great sport of judo.
And again, thanks to John for making this happen.

3rd 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 Nov. 17. Registration starts at 8:30.
If you are interested in attending please email Brett Lewis or call (509)995-6434 to let us know.

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

The 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Kata Championships

When: Sunday Dec. 2, 2018 10am to noon
Where: Seattle Dojo, 1510 S. Washington, Seattle, wa
Info: There will be advanced and novice division in Nage No Kata, Katame No Kata, and Ju No Kata. 
Anyone interested in kata training, instruction, competition, and evaluation is welcome.
Entry information here.

Judo Counters & Combinations

On Thursday, I was going on about the need to make all our attacks a sequence of throws. A setup attack, a main attack, a follow up attack and so on. During competition is the wrong time to improvise a series of attacks, you need to practice the series then in rendori you will do the series. As a starting point for some sequences of setup/attack/followups , take a look at: list of combinations.

New dedicated judo class for kids

We are pleased to announce a kids only Judo class starting November 1st. Kids love Judo, and they get so much out of it in terms of fitness, discipline, a sense of accomplishment, and good skills that can help them their whole life for conflict resolution and self defense.

Our old kids class ran alongside our adult class. This unfortunately meant kids had a two hour long class, which just kept too many kids out too late. Also, they don’t get as much individual attention and targeted learning from the Sensei. With this new kids class, in only an hour from 6-7 PM on Monday and Thursday, they can get in and learn Judo while also having fun and being home in time for bed and a busy school day the next day.

Judo costs $30/month for one student, or $40/month for an entire family (including adults), which is about the best value in martial arts you can find.

The kids class takes students age six and older, and runs from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The advanced / adult class will run immediately after the kids class from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Classes are Monday and Thursday.

There is an additional advanced / adult only class on Saturday mornings from 9:00 until 11:00 AM

For more information, contact the Brett Lewis head Sensei at: 509-995-6434 or email: brettlewis@brettlewis.us

Enroll today!

Introductory Judo Referee and Table Help Seminar

This event will be held at our dojo, but it is hosted by Lakeland Judo & Joseki Dojo
When: Sunday November 18, 2018
Time: 8am – 3:30pm
Location: Spokane Judo Club
304 E. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Clinicians:

  • Patrick Lo – IJF B (Continental) Referee
  • Leslie Mizuki Continental Coach

At this referee and table help workshop, we will lay the groundwork to get started as a local referee in the Northwest and assist
volunteers in understanding the rules, calls, paperwork and table procedures of a local tournament. Simultaneously, table
volunteers will attend an instructional classroom session reviewing bracketing, referee points and hand calls, and computer scoring.
Both table volunteers and beginning referees will meet together in the afternoon session to simulate a tournament setting with
refereeing, scoring, and bracketing.

2018 Continental Crown

This is a big tournament and worth attending if you are able.
From the web site for the tournament here:

2018 Continental Judo Crown

Level E Tournament
National Referee Examination & Re-certification Site
Sunday, November 11th
Seattle, Washington

About the Continental Crown

For many years the Continental Crown Judo Tournament has been a showcase event for judo athletes on the west coast of the United States. The Continental
Crown is a USA Judo Senior Class-E and Junior Class-D event, and consistently features some of the highest caliber judo players in the country. This year
we happily invite judo players from all over the Pacific Rim and the world to participate in the spirit of international friendship and competition. The
Continental Crown is located in Seattle Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle is the birthplace of Judo on the mainland of the United
States and it is our distinct honor to host such a prestigious judo event in our state.

Great practice Monday / New web Design

All,

We had a great practice on Monday, covering tate-shiho-gatame (pin #6) and it’s escapes. Also Sensei Tim taught us De Ashi Barai. Some great newaza too!

The mats have all been re-laid out and re-taped, the kids are getting quite good with their pins, everyone is doing better with their falls…

Also, a special thanks to Mike for updating our website design!

Should be a great month!

For competitors looking at the Rainier cup on October 20th on the west side, please make sure you talk to Sensei Brett or Sensei Anna Marie to make sure you have all the right information and to get sign-off to compete. We will post the entry packet soon.