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Spokane Tournament next Weekend

All competitors, the tournament is next weekend on Saturday. Everyone needs to go sign up on-line here.
You need to register by Wed May 23rd.
The club will cover your entry fee.
You have nothing to lose, it is here in town, the tournament is free, the experience is invaluable…
Don’t hesitate, sign up today!


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


Congratulations on their promotions

The journey to Shodan is a long one and all of these students are well on their way.
Congratulations to all of the following:

  • Orange/Green:

    • Ryan Ruiz
  • Orange:

    • Alaina Gott
  • Yellow/Orange:

    • Montana Neal
    • Isla Gott
  • White/Yellow:

    • Elan Eva
    • Ashton Statmiller
    • Felix Naipo
    • Sonny Naipo
    • Zoey Yacker

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.


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