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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.


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.


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.


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!


New Location and Times at Spokane Judo

The East Central Community Center where Spokane Judo has been for nearly 20 years has changed leadership.
As a result, we have had to relocate. Fortunately, we have found a great new location.
We are moving this Monday and our first practice is Thursday Nov. 2nd.

  • Where: 304 E 2nd AVE
    corner of 2nd AVE and S. Spokane ST
  • When: Thursday, Nov.2nd
    Practice from 6:30-8:30
    Practice Days now Mon. & Thurs.

The flyer with this info ishere.


Promotion Testing Results

Getting a new rank in judo symbolizes all the hard work and accomplishments of each individual.
All the people who tested here did a nice job. They all worked hard and have learned a great deal.

Congratulations to all of the following:

  • Orange:

    • Ben Mitchell
    • Ryan Ruiz
  • Yellow/Orange:

    • Alaina Gott
  • Yellow:

    • Terrance Farris
    • Isla Gott
  • White/Yellow:

    • Trinity Farris
    • Justin Fisher
    • Minty Jimenez
    • Nick Trofimchenko

Upcoming Events

Just wanted to update everyone on some upcoming judo events in the Northwest.
First, Portland Judo is hosting a clinic with Mike Swain, World Champion and 4 X Olympian on Friday 9/15. This is short notice, but he is an excellent instructor and well worth attending if you can. Info is here.

Second, on 9/23 Budokan will be holding their tournament. The entry form is here.

Third, on 9/30, there is a kata workshop for judges along with the 4th annual Pacific NW kata championship sponsored by Seattle Dojo. I don’t think we have anyone ready for this yet, but keep this type of event in mind as an option. Kata will definitely help all aspects of your judo.

Finally, on 10/7 the Rainier cup will be held in Lakewood, Wa. This is always a good tournament.
The entry form is here.


Community Center Closed for Labor Day

Just a reminder that the community center is closed on Monday 9/4 for Labor day.
Everyone should rest up and come to practice on Wednesday ready to workout!


Myles Freeman Promotion

I wanted to congratulate Myles Freeman on his successful promotion test for purple belt. He had a large number of techniques to demonstrate and he did an excellent job.
With this promotion comes increased expectations. Myles will have to accept more responsibilities. He is definitely up to the task!


Judo on TV in Spokane

Yesterday, FOX had a great interview with some of the people at Pacific Judo about judo in general and the upcoming Junior Olympics.
You can watch the interview here.

It is definitely worth checking it out.


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