2nd East Side Circuit Tournament

Saturday, January 19, 2019 is the second East Side Circuit tournament. Those of you that competed last time know the value in competition. You get the opportunity to test yourself and your judo against real opponents. Win or lose, you improve your judo and yourself.
I encourage everyone to attend and get out on the mat. All of you have the ability now is the time to put it on the line and see what you need to focus on in the dojo.

This tournament is at:
Timberlake Junior High School
5830 Blackwell Blvd, Spirit Lake
, Idaho 83869

It starts at 9:30 but everyone should come early.
All competitors should register on-line here.

The entry form ishere.

The waiver ishere.
As usual, the club will cover entry fees.

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.

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.

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!

Taking off Saturdays for a while

We have had a few dedicated individuals determined to improve their judo consistently coming to practice these days, but since I think weekends in the summer are difficult for most people, we are going to cancel Saturday practices for a few weeks.
Based on popular demand, we will start them up again.

In the mean time, we still have our regular practices. We get to focus on technique and fundamental skill development, so make judo part of a great summer and come on Monday and Thursday.
Hope to see everyone at practice.