A couple of upcoming events

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!

The Shiai

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
of hours.

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)

Tournament this Weekend and Canceled Practice

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.

Spring Judo Events

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:  
registration

May 25, 2019 Inland Empire Judo Classic

, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls, Blvd., Spokane

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, May 22, 2019  Registration site:  
registration

Complete info is here
and waiver is
here

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,
registration

June 16, Marti Malloy and Haruka Tachimoto Clinic and Camp

, Seiei Dojo, 12611 Northup Way, Suite 300, Bellevue

Registration packet and payment here:  
registration info

2019 WA State Championships

Register on-line here!.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where: Coeur d’Alene High School
5530 N 4th St,
Coeur d’Alene, ID

The entire packet is here.

Everyone should compete. This is close by and a good competition opportunity.
You should note that all competitors need blue and white gis.
Also, as usual, the club will cover your entry fee.

You need to register: here.

63rd Annual Obukan Judo Shiai and Kata / Onchi Sensei Memorial Tournament

This is a bit of a drive, but it is usually a larger tournament with people you haven’t competed against.
The entire entry packet is here.
Tournament date: Kata: Friday, March 22, 2019
Shiai: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Contestants must be an amateur athlete and must have a current USJF card, USA Judo or USJA
membership and present card.
Tournament Site: PCC Cascade Campus Gym, 600 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland. OR 97217
Competition Start:
3/22 Friday: Kata starts at 6:00 PM,
3/23 Saturday: Shiai starts at 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Shiai: Registration (on or before Thursday March 21st): Enter tournament on-line at obukanjudo.org by March 21, 2019.
Present printed and signed waiver form and copy of NBG card to satellite weigh-in. Entry fee is $40 for the first division and $20 for an additional division. Fee includes Eventbrite fee.
Walk Up Registration (Friday March 22nd ONLY): Walk up registration and weigh in only allowed on March 22nd, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the venue. Walk up entry fee is $80 for the first division and $50 for an additional division.
Kata: Registration (on or before Thursday March 21st): Enter tournament on-line at obukanjudo.org by March 21, 2019. Bring printed and signed waiver form and copy of NGB card to venue.
Entry fee is $60 per team for each kata. Teams can enter up to three kata. Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata and Ju. Walk up Kata registration only allowed on March 22nd, prior to competition start.

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