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Reminder tournament Saturday (no sat practice) and Memorial Day

All, due to the tournament we won’t have practice on Saturday. Hope to see you at the tournament!

Also don’t forget Monday is Memorial Day and we won’t be having practice so please spend time with your families and doing push-ups.

Our next practice will be next Thursday May 31st.

No practice tonight (edit: this went out late)

All, due to severe weather practice is cancelled tonight.

/edit: sorry this didn’t go out earlier I hope no one got stuck there.

Practice Cancelled due to weather (Dec 28)


With the current weather forecast of potentially dangerous roads, and being between Christmas and New Years, we are going to cancel practice for tonight. Be home safe with your families! We will still plan to have Saturday adult practice at 9:00 AM on December 30th at this time.

Thanks for understanding! Reminder due to New Years we also will not have Practice on the 1st. So, our next regular class will be Thursday January 4th!

Saturday practice – access issue

All our Saturday practice today is cancelled as we are having a building access issue. We will see you Monday!

Setting up our new dojo!

Our new space is so nice…Here is the club and all the great volunteers from Pacific Judo helping us out to get set up. The new location is amazing! And, we won’t have to move mats before and after class anymore – that means more time for Judo! See you on Thursday I hope! 304 E 2nd, Thursday 6:30PM.

Setting up our new dojo!

USB flash drive found

After practice tonight a USB drive was left in the hallway. I’m not sure if was a Judo members drive, but if so it was left at lost and found at the front desk.

A couple photos from the women’s self defense class

Officers Richard Gere and John Yen with the help of Mike Smith did a great job on the Women’s self defense class. Here they are demonstrating a couple techniques before the ladies practiced them.

New Judo rules explained

The IJF has released an update to the rules that are currently in testing. Here is a video helping explain the changes. Yuko is removed. Wazari no longer adds up to Ippon.

The basics of Judo

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

Women’s self defense class a success

We had a great group of attendees at the class and they seemed to have a good time and learn some key techniques for avoiding, escaping, and if necessary surviving a hostile confrontation. Led by Sergeant Rich Gere, the class learned basic thought process and tactics, key vulnerable points of attackers, and a variety of strikes. They were able to practice these skills with focus pads, safety gear, and ultimately if they wished a simulated hostile confrontation with our (big) Mike Smith in a protective suit.

The class did great and despite some red knuckles from the punching, seemed to have a great time and find it valuable.

Spokane Judo was honored to host this class and thanks Sgt. Rich Gere and Officer John Yen for their time and help in teaching it, as well as providing the equipment.




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