First East Side Circuit Tournament

Joseki Dojo and Lakland Judo are organizing a series of tournaments for Eastern Washington/Idaho. The first of these is on December 9.
Tournaments don’t get more local or convenient. I can’t stress the importance of competition enough. We practice with each other and learn what our club members do. This is a chance to try out what you have been learning with new people that don’t know you or your bad habits.

Competition makes your judo better faster. Everyone should enter.
The entry form with additional info is here.
The waiver is here.
The club will cover entry fees.

The 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Kata Championships

When: Sunday Dec. 2, 2018 10am to noon
Where: Seattle Dojo, 1510 S. Washington, Seattle, wa
Info: There will be advanced and novice division in Nage No Kata, Katame No Kata, and Ju No Kata. 
Anyone interested in kata training, instruction, competition, and evaluation is welcome.
Entry information here.

2018 Continental Crown

This is a big tournament and worth attending if you are able.
From the web site for the tournament here:

2018 Continental Judo Crown

Level E Tournament
National Referee Examination & Re-certification Site
Sunday, November 11th
Seattle, Washington

About the Continental Crown

For many years the Continental Crown Judo Tournament has been a showcase event for judo athletes on the west coast of the United States. The Continental
Crown is a USA Judo Senior Class-E and Junior Class-D event, and consistently features some of the highest caliber judo players in the country. This year
we happily invite judo players from all over the Pacific Rim and the world to participate in the spirit of international friendship and competition. The
Continental Crown is located in Seattle Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle is the birthplace of Judo on the mainland of the United
States and it is our distinct honor to host such a prestigious judo event in our state.

Upcoming Tournaments

It is fall again and there are a couple of upcoming tournaments:
1. 2018 Budokan Tournament Info. Here is the Budokan Tournament information featuring Shiai and Kata competition on Saturday, September 29, at Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St.,
Kent, WA.  Online registration will be available soon here.
Regional Referee Testing written exam is scheduled for 7:30am.  Coach and officials meeting will be at 8:30am.  Kata competition will take place at 8:30am.

There will be satellite weigh-in, please check.  Also, please present current membership in USJF, USA Judo, USJA, or foreign federation. 
2. Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge. Here is the entry form for the Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge on Saturday, September 22.
The online registration is here.

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of all the upcoming events for which I have information.

4/21-4/22: clinic by Shintaro Nakano

Seattle Dojo is happy to announce that we will be hosting a clinic by Shintaro Nakano Sensei on April 21 and 22. Details are as follows:

Juniors: Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (registration from 9:00 to 9:45 am)

Seniors: Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (registration from 8:00 to 8:45 am)

Entry Fee: $30.00

Paperwork is here.

5/5: Seattle Dojo Tournament

On May 5, 2018 Seattle Dojo will be hosting the Seattle Dojo Judo Shiai and Kata Tournament in Bellevue, WA. 
Note the earlier start times – 8:15 for kata and 9:30 for shiai.  Online entries must be submitted by 11:55pm on May 1 at
here.
Entry form is here.

5/19: WA State High School Championships

The entry form is here.

5/19: Garden City Open II

This is in Missoula which isn’t very far. Judo is offered for both adults and children on May 19th.
Information is here.

5/25-5/26: 2018 Inland Empire Judo Classic

Tournaments don’t get any closer. Everyone on the mat should take advantage of this chance to improve you judo skills. Practice is good but competition is like weeks worth of practice in a single day! The entry form is here.

6/2: Marti Malloy Clinic

Here’s another fantastic training opportunity, a ‘Can’t Miss’ event!
Sensei June Encarnacion and Seiei Dojo will host a clinic with Olympic Medalist Marti Malloy on Saturday, June 2, in Bellevue, WA.  This is a perfect opportunity
to get ready for the Junior Olympics and the US Judo Open.  Adult fee is $35.00, youth fee is $30.00.

Adult session:  1:30 to 3:00pm

Youth session:  3:00 to 4:30pm

Youth Boot Camp:  4:30 to 6:00pm

You can register online at here.
The entry form is here.
For more information, please contact:  June Encarnacion,
info@seieidojo.com,
425.558.0220

Lakeland Invitational Results

Yesterday, we had 3 competitors at the tournament. All of them did a very nice job. They all displayed excellent sportsmanship, and good judo. In short they did an outstanding job of representing Spokane Judo.
Jake Gott did two superlative throws on his way to taking 1st place.
Miles Lewis had several hard matches but managed to take 3rd in his division.
Finally, Elaina Gott had a tough division and did some very nice judo. She didn’t manage to place, but she did demonstrate that her judo is improving and her hard work is paying off.

In addition to the competitors, I wanted to thank Anna Marie Medina and Allen Monroe for their hard work in supporting the tournament. Without people like them, there wouldn’t be any tournament.