Thank you to Pacific, Lakeland, and Joseki dojos for helping to make our first Monday Night Fight a success. As this is a work in progress, we are making a couple of changes. In July we are moving the date from July 1st to July 8th. This was done due to a scheduling conflict with the Junior Olympics. Also, we are opening the refereeing up to anyone, Green Belt and above. If you are interested in refereeing, and want to try your hand at it. Here is your chance.
On the first Monday of each summer month – June 3rd, July 1st, and August 5th – during normal practice hours (kids 6-7pm, adults 7-8:30), Spokane Judo is inviting the local Judo Community to Monday Night Fights. It is not a tournament, and due to it being during summer, we are not able to predict turn out. However, after talking to all the local clubs, there has been enough interest expressed to have these. The focus will be on how to properly enter and exit the fight space, and on gaining valuable mat time. We have actual referees who will be there, and this is intended to help everyone improve their Judo. All of the fights are about honor, respect, and making everyone’s Judo stronger. If you can come and fight, that would be great – please be sure you are current with your judo organization. If you are injured, or do not want to fight, you are still welcome, as you are part of the Judo Community as well. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder that the tournament here in town is tomorrow. Everyone should come down and help out (even if your not competing).
There is always a need for more help at the tournament and anything you can do is appreciated.
On a related note, practice tomorrow (Saturday) will be cancelled because everyone will be at the tournament. Also, there won’t be practice on Monday due to the holiday. See everyone back on the mat on Thursday.
Good luck to all our competitors tomorrow.
I received the below post from Judo Northwest.
I have put in the links where I have info.
For your Judo Calendars
May 11, 2019 Middle & High School Championships
, Kentwood Sr. High School, 25800 164th Av. SE, Covington
DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Registration site:
May 25, 2019 Inland Empire Judo Classic
, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls, Blvd., Spokane
DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Registration site:
June 1&2, 2019 USA Judo Sr. National Championships
, Las Vegas, NV
DEADLINE: Online registration deadline is May 23, 2019 Info packet and registration link is here,
June 16, Marti Malloy and Haruka Tachimoto Clinic and Camp
, Seiei Dojo, 12611 Northup Way, Suite 300, Bellevue
Registration packet and payment here:
Just a reminder that we will have practice tomorrow at 9:00.
I hope everyone can attend.
Also, we have Hal and Mike competing at budokan this weekend, Hal & Mike, way to represent!
All, due to the snow, we are going to cancel practice tonight.
Please pass the word on to anyone you think may not get the message!
Just a quick note, we won’t be having practice this Saturday. We have the 2nd East Side tournament. We have 5 people competing.
See everyone on Monday.
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.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the first practice of 2019. Hope to see all our old members back on the mat and ready to work out.
I know some of you have been keeping up with the push-ups over the break, we can do them all together tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing all our old members and hopefully some new ones on the mat.
Tonight will be our last practice of 2018. Come and enjoy enough judo to carry you through the holidays.
We are going to be closed over Christmas and New Year. We will be back with a renewed intensity on Jan 7 of 2019.
Hopefully see everyone this evening.