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.

September Monday Night Fights

Just a reminder that this Monday is the first Monday in September and therefore it is that time again, 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 know the school year is starting but I hope everyone can take a few hours and come on Monday.

Spokane Judo Club apparel

We have listened to you. Some of you were unhappy with the Competitive Patch Design, so we reached back into the vault, or in our case Sensei Oleg’s and Sensei Paul’s closets.
We are now carrying a “Competition Line”, this line comes in either short sleeve t shirt, long sleeve shirt, hoodie, ¼ zip warm up, and a full zip. The short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodie all have the patch that you earn, once you compete, on one side, and a Maori Saying on the other. The shirt, hoodie, and ¼ zip are gray, and the full zip is Royal Blue.
We are also, now carrying a “Vintage Line”, this line is based on the hoodie and sweatshirts we were given to recreate. It is a black color shirt and hoodie, with a “old school” cartoon design on the back. The hoodie has “Spokane Judo Club” written in English down one sleeve, and it written in Kanji down the other. Hopefully by the next store, we also hope to have a long sleeve in this design, based on the hoodie.
The on line store is available
Spokane Judo Apparel Here.

This is a company that the club uses to handle our apparel.
The store offers the ability to customize. In the past there were issues with customization, so I want to address the process. You need to make sure to click on the customization box to pay for the customization. If you added customization, and do not pay for it, they obviously will not do it.
The store will be open until September 15th.
The next store may not be until December or January. Something to think about, this Spokane Judo Club apparel is only available thru us, and is not available anywhere else. This is a way for us to help get the name out, and hopefully more people in.
John will bring examples of the complete line of “Competition Line”, and a “Vintage Line” t shirt that will also be made available to see.