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Some photos from practice recently

Sensei Tim (well really Sensei Tim’s wife) was kind enough to take some photos recently at practice.
I have posted a few of them here.

Christeena & Ashton

Christeena & Ashton

Sensei Allen

Sensei Allen

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Lakeland Invitational Results

Yesterday, we had 3 competitors at the tournament. All of them did a very nice job. They all displayed excellent sportsmanship, and good judo. In short they did an outstanding job of representing Spokane Judo.
Jake Gott did two superlative throws on his way to taking 1st place.
Miles Lewis had several hard matches but managed to take 3rd in his division.
Finally, Elaina Gott had a tough division and did some very nice judo. She didn’t manage to place, but she did demonstrate that her judo is improving and her hard work is paying off.

In addition to the competitors, I wanted to thank Anna Marie Medina and Allen Monroe for their hard work in supporting the tournament. Without people like them, there wouldn’t be any tournament.


Lakeland Tournament

Lakeland is hosting another local tournament on 2/3/2018 in Athol. I strongly encourage everyone to compete. The last two tournaments have both been excellent and invaluable opportunities to hone your competition judo!
The entry form is here.
I need to submit a team roster by Wed. 1/31 so if you are interested in competing, I will need to know Monday at practice.


Washington State Championships

On 2/17/2018, the WA state championships will be held in Kent. This tournament is for all ages. The weigh-ins are that morning.
If you are interested in competing, the entry packet is here.
You must register on-line by Feb 14, there are no late entries.
The registration link is here.


Tournament Results

Last weekend we had 5 competitors go to the tournament out in the valley. Everyone did an excellent job of representing Spokane Judo. I am proud to say to anyone, “those players were with Spokane Judo”.

Name Place
Chris Mitchell 1st
Miles Lewis 1st
Christeena Miller 1st
Ben Mitchell 2nd
Ashton Miller 3rd

The next local tournament is Feb. 3rd, I hope everyone can come and compete.


Congratulations on their Recent Promotions

Just before the holidays, we held senior promotion testing. In the excitement of over eating and general excess, I forgot to post the results.

  • Nikyu:

    • Christopher B Mitchell
  • Sankyu:

    • Jacob T Gott

They both did a very nice job on the testing. It is rewarding to see students master techniques and refine their judo.


Reminder: Practice Dec 28 and Dec 30

Just a reminder that we will have practice on Thursday 12/28 as usual.
We will also be finishing out the year with a Saturday practice on 12/30 at 9:00 for adults and advanced students.
I hope to see everyone there.

I need to work off the Christmas dinners I consumed! (am I the only one?)


2018 Spokane Valley Judo Tournament

Just a reminder:
I need your information if you are interested in competing this Sunday at the tournament at the Hub.
Please give me a call or come to practice tonight to give me your name, age, rank and so on so I can send them to Joseki.

Joseki Dojo is kicking off the new year with a local tournament.
The tournament is Jan 14 in the valley.
The entry form is here.
I encourage everyone to compete.
In judo the hardest opponent is yourself, but competition helps us push ourselves to improve.


Saturday Judo Events

11th Annual Spokane Judo Christmas Party

  • When: Saturday, December 9th, 4:00-7:00
  • Where: Our new dojo! 304 E 2nd AVE

We’ll have judo videos, music, holiday cheer and munchies… feel free to bring what (emphasis on dessert related items) or whoever!
It’ll be great to see all our judo friends off the mat ~or at least out of gis! ☺
Please come!

The flyer for this is 11th Annual Judo Christmas party

Saturday Morning Practice for adults

For the enthusiastic adults, we will be having practice Saturday morning to work up an appetite for the party. Please come so you have something to brag about during the party.


Athol Invitational Tournament

Lakeland Judo and Joseki Judo did an excellent job of hosting the first in what I hope will become a series of local tournaments to help prepare our local judokas for competition.
Spokane Judo had 4 competitors at the tournament.
All four fought hard and exemplified all of the values of judo:

  • hard work
  • mutual benefit
  • good sportsmanship
  • perseverance

Isla Gott took 2nd
Alaina Gott took 3rd
Ryan Ruiz competed in a much heavier and older division and did well.
Zoey Yacker fought in her first tournament and defeated a much more experienced player.

Well done everyone!




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