I have recently received info about a couple of upcoming events.
Neil Adams, MBE, in Lakewood on August 11
A great Judo summer continues…
Neil Adams, MBE, will make a stop on his 2019 Pacific Tour at Ippon Dojo, 9715 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA
on August 11, 2019.
Registration for Juniors, $30, 11am to 11:30am for 12pm to 1:30pm session
Registration for Seniors, $50, 1pm to 1:30pm for 2pm to 4pm session
Make sure your membership is up to date to attend this big event!
Portland Judo hosts a series of monthly tournaments which this year is entirely newaza.
The web site describes these tournaments as:
Portland Judo proudly presents THE SHIAI. A series of monthly USJF sanctioned Judo tournaments in Portland, Oregon with you the competitor in mind. Our
goal is to run a tournament with an in-house vibe, coupled with an open gym feel. Get tournament experience, make some new friends, and be done in a couple
In 2018, we tested a few “Newaza Only” tournaments and the response was very positive. Keeping with our progressive vision of Judo, we decide to dedicate
the entire 2019 Shiai Series to “Newaza Only”. Referees will be instructed that as a newaza only event, the tori will be afforded a little more time than
usual to show progress and develop their techniques.
During shimewaza and kansetsuwaza techniques, the tori will be afforded more time for their technique to be applied effectively – giving them an opportunity
to practice adjusting to finish the technique properly instead of a quick matte due to little or no effectiveness.
At Portland Judo, we love to keep things simple, but most of all, we love to laugh and play… a lot. We realize not everyone is gunning for the next Nationals
and could use a non-intimidating environment to experience a live match. New competitors who are still stumbling through the tournament rules can use this
as a study session. This tournament is also a great launching pad for future referees and scorekeepers.
Do not miss this! The SHIAI – Play hard, learn something, go home better.
The entry form for the next event held on 7/28 is here.
(thanks to Hal for pointing this out)