Judo Counters & Combinations

You all have been listening to me go on and on about the importance of counters and combinations. Today Mike asked about combinations and I thought instead of me saying again that I think combinations are important, I would just post a link to this excellent resource.
This gives a nice list of techniques, with setups, follow-ups, and counters.
Memorize all of these and you will be fine.
The list is here.

2020 WA State Championships

The 2020 Washington State Judo Championships will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA  98042,
presented by Seatte Dojo.  Registration instructions and satellite weigh-in details are here
Registration for shiai and kata competitors is online
exclusively and the deadline is 11:55pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 
The registration link is here.

Deadline:  11:55pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
If you have registration/weigh-in/shiai questions, please contact Leslie Mizuki-Lo,
If you have kata questions, please contact Karen Nagai,

Here is a link to the latest registration forms which includes the waiver.
2020 WA State Entry Packet(V3)

Alaina Competing in Germany

On Feb. 8, Alaina will be at the German Open competing. After the tournament there is a 2 day training camp.
I am sure she will do an excellent job representing Spokane Judo.
If you are interested in more information about the event, it is here.
Attending these types of events is expensive. If you can help her out, she has a GoFundMe pagehere.
Best of luck to Alaina.

Happy New Year

In keeping with the time of year, I wanted to post the below link.
Judo is a hard thing to learn. The key take-away from this article for me is those who fail at learning a new skill are, overwhelmingly, those who don’t try to learn a new skill. Another way of putting this is if you don’t even try to learn, you definitely never will.
See everyone at practice tomorrow.

The Hardest Part About Learning Hard Things – Scott Young – Pocket
It may never get any easier, but it’s always worth it.

December Thursday Night Fights (12/5)

This Thursday is that time again, December Thursday Night Fights!
(Previously known as Monday Night Fights).

We would love to see everyone from Joseki, Pacific, and Lakeland.
Everyone should arrive at 6:00 so we can mix adult and kid matches.

I realize this is the middle of the holiday season, but what better way to say Happy Holidays than by throwing someone.