Holiday Party

This Saturday (12/8) is the 12th annual judo holiday party for Spokane Judo. We want everyone to come. If you haven’t been at practice in a while, take this chance to get back in touch. Bring something you want to share with (or unload on (think fruit cake)) other people, just remember we are going to all be on the mat together again.
Info is here.

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!

Original Post

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.

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.

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.

Club Meeting

All:
Tomorrow evening we are going to end practice a bit early and hold a club meeting.
I have a few things I would like to discuss, but I am always willing to add any other judo related topics anyone would like us to address.
At present, I was thinking of discussing the following:

  1. Spokane Judo branded clothing.
  2. Best ways to recruit additional members.
  3. Kata clinic, what other events should we organize?
  4. What else?

    See everyone tomorrow with all your ideas.

The End of Summer

Sadly Summer is over, but on the positive side, we can get back to more judo!
Hopefully all of you that took some time off are ready to get back on the mat and get back in shape.
We have cancelled practice for Monday 9/3 but Thursday 9/6 is on.
In addition, We are starting up Saturday practices again. This Saturday 9/8 will be the first one.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Pacific Judo & Spokane Judo Demonstration

Last weekend as part of the Hoopfest activities, Pacific Judo was asked to put on a judo demonstration.
The demonstration was part of the half time show for one of the pre-hoopfest basketball games on Friday.
Sensei Paul Ziegman at Pacific put together an excellent demonstration which he practiced extensively prior to the event. The result was an extremely professional display that highlighted many of the skills and techniques that are part of judo.
Spokane Judo had Miles Lewis and Alaina Gott participate.
Here is a video of the demonstration.

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of all the upcoming events for which I have information.

4/21-4/22: clinic by Shintaro Nakano

Seattle Dojo is happy to announce that we will be hosting a clinic by Shintaro Nakano Sensei on April 21 and 22. Details are as follows:

Juniors: Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (registration from 9:00 to 9:45 am)

Seniors: Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (registration from 8:00 to 8:45 am)

Entry Fee: $30.00

Paperwork is here.

5/5: Seattle Dojo Tournament

On May 5, 2018 Seattle Dojo will be hosting the Seattle Dojo Judo Shiai and Kata Tournament in Bellevue, WA. 
Note the earlier start times – 8:15 for kata and 9:30 for shiai.  Online entries must be submitted by 11:55pm on May 1 at
here.
Entry form is here.

5/19: WA State High School Championships

The entry form is here.

5/19: Garden City Open II

This is in Missoula which isn’t very far. Judo is offered for both adults and children on May 19th.
Information is here.

5/25-5/26: 2018 Inland Empire Judo Classic

Tournaments don’t get any closer. Everyone on the mat should take advantage of this chance to improve you judo skills. Practice is good but competition is like weeks worth of practice in a single day! The entry form is here.

6/2: Marti Malloy Clinic

Here’s another fantastic training opportunity, a ‘Can’t Miss’ event!
Sensei June Encarnacion and Seiei Dojo will host a clinic with Olympic Medalist Marti Malloy on Saturday, June 2, in Bellevue, WA.  This is a perfect opportunity
to get ready for the Junior Olympics and the US Judo Open.  Adult fee is $35.00, youth fee is $30.00.

Adult session:  1:30 to 3:00pm

Youth session:  3:00 to 4:30pm

Youth Boot Camp:  4:30 to 6:00pm

You can register online at here.
The entry form is here.
For more information, please contact:  June Encarnacion,
info@seieidojo.com,
425.558.0220