Sensei Tim (well really Sensei Tim’s wife) was kind enough to take some photos recently at practice.
I have posted a few of them here.
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.
I am truly honored to announce the promotions of Allen Monroe and Aleksi Lee. Their sustained hard work and dedication has earned them the rank of shodan. I wish I could say things are easier from now on but quite the opposite, we now expect more from them with regard to running the club and contributing to judo.
Their promotions were definitely deserved as they both exemplify what a shodan should be.
We had a great group of attendees at the class and they seemed to have a good time and learn some key techniques for avoiding, escaping, and if necessary surviving a hostile confrontation. Led by Sergeant Rich Gere, the class learned basic thought process and tactics, key vulnerable points of attackers, and a variety of strikes. They were able to practice these skills with focus pads, safety gear, and ultimately if they wished a simulated hostile confrontation with our (big) Mike Smith in a protective suit.
The class did great and despite some red knuckles from the punching, seemed to have a great time and find it valuable.
Spokane Judo was honored to host this class and thanks Sgt. Rich Gere and Officer John Yen for their time and help in teaching it, as well as providing the equipment.
I wanted to thank everyone for coming to the party Saturday. I enjoyed getting a chance to connect with everyone off the mat. We always workout together, but it is nice to let everyone showcase their non-judo personalities.
Now I just need a way to incorporate pushups into the event!