Local Tournament Saturday (12/2)

This Saturday, there is a small local tournament in Athol ID. It is just about an hour drive and I strongly encourage everyone to attend (and most of you should compete). The one thing you can do right now to make your judo better faster is compete! This is your chance to do that.
Also note that there will be Senior divisions so adults should compete as well.

Important times/dates:

  • Thursday (11/30): let me know that you are going to compete so I can submit a club roster.
  • Friday (12/1): Weigh-in at Joseki Dojo 6-8pm. 101 N Argonne Rd.
  • Saturday (12/2): tournament at Athol Elementary, 6333 E Menser Ave Athol ID 83801
    starting at 9:30.

The entry form is here.

introduction to judo officiating

An introduction to judo officiating will be presented by Gordon Nelson, Pan American C Referee, on Saturday, November 18, 8am to 3:30pm.  The seminar,
organized by JosekiJudo and Lakeland Judo Club, will take place in Spokane, WA. 
The waiver is here.
The Entry form is here.

I strongly encourage everyone who can to attend. This is a great chance to deepen your understanding of the rules and make you a better judo competitor and supporter of the judo community.

Continental Crown Results

Congratulations to Myles Freeman on his win last weekend in the Continental Crown. Great Job!

Sensei leigh sent out the following wins for the Pacific competitors:
Hello All,
This weekend, 5 competitors and their family braved the snow and went over to Seattle for the Continental Crown. 5 competitors, 7 medals !
Jadelyn McArthur:  This was Jadelyn’s first tournament and she competed in two divisions.  She took 2nd and 3rd.  She was so much fun to watch!  With a
little more competition experience, watch out!
Madison McArthur:  This was Madi’s 2nd tournament and she did awesome!  She also took 2nd and 3rd.  With a little more experience, she will also dominate!
Carter Hughes:  Carter placed 3rd!  He had a nice transition into a pin and held it for the win! 
Tomio Yamada:  Tomio placed 1st!  He only had one other opponent and beat him twice.  Second match was an ippon in 10 seconds!
Akio Yamada:  Akio placed 2nd!  He was again the youngest in his bracket, but he did awesome against the men, one who was 30 and beat at the buzzer!

Saturday Practice

The long awaited, much anticipated, never under estimated Saturday practice is back!
Because we have moved, we can now once again offer Saturday workouts.
We will start this Saturday from 9:00-11:00.
This practice is only rendori/drills, not much in the way of instruction.
Teenagers/adults only please.
We would love to have visitors from the other clubs, as long as you have an up-to-date judo registration, come on down!

First practice at our new location

Thursday Nov. 2nd is our first practice at our new location.
We had a great turn out to help us move (thank you to everyone who came and helped).
The move went well and we are ready to have everyone join us on the mat.
As we mentioned before, we had to move our practice from Wednesday evenings to Thursdays at the same time.
Our address is now:
304 E. 2nd AVE
Spokane, WA 99202
Mon: 6:30-8:30
Thurs. 6:30-8:30.

If you haven’t been at practice in a while come and get back into judo.
Visitors from other clubs are always welcome.
See everyone there.