Christmas Party December 14th!

Hey all, the Christmas party with be at Sensei Allen’s house from 4 – 7 pm this Saturday.

We would love to see everyone, new to Judo, considering Judo, or who haven’t come to see us for awhile.

This is a potluck, I’ll cook some pulled pork (Christmas pulled pork?), and I invite others to bring dishes, desserts and drinks.

We will put the most recent Judo championship on the big screen, and my daughter will be helping kids make holiday smores at the fire pit.

OK here is how you get there, and pay attention because your GPS will lie to you. The address is 3201 w 7th, but the house is NOT on 7th (there IS no 7th). From our Judo club, head west on 2nd, turning into Sunset Blvd, until Government way (Turn right), a block or two later turn left onto Hartson, continue under the train bridge, then turn Left on Substitute.

Park on substitute street, and The house will be uphill to your right. Walk up carefully the stone steps to the house!

call me at 509-279-4212 if you get lost. And for goodness sakes, don’t use your phone GPS and get lost.

Monday Night Fights a Success

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.

Results: WA State Championships

Members of Spokane Judo fought hard and well Saturday at the WA State Judo Championships.
Everyone demonstrated great sportsmanship and showcased awesome technique – well done!
We are proud to have you represent our club.

Zach and Jason are gaining valuable tournament experience and learning a lot – each time they compete they get better.
Marigold rocked her second tournament with medals in two separate divisions – go Marigold! WA State Champ in one division, Silver in the other.
Ryan ruled the mat with both randori and newaza! WA State Champ in his division too!
Montana‘s first tournament after some time away from the mat showed you can’t keep a good fighter down – he took Silver in his division

Mike fought hard and acquitted himself well, attempting to execute a variety of techniques – great fighting Mike!
Hal did outstanding in his first tournament (and he had fun cutting weight), taking second in his division.
Taylor won his first match with a beautiful ippon, then in a freak competition accident during his second match sustained a broken elbow.

Again, the club has much to be proud of ~ thanks to all those who challenged themselves to compete!

Ryan taking first
Marigold taking first

Judo Gear, Stocking caps – order now!

STORE UPDATE
The store selling the shirts and jackets will be closing on March 10th. The estimated delivery date to us is March 26th. We plan on delivering them to the dojo at practice March 29th. Once the store is closed, it probably will be sometime in the fall before we reopen it. If you plan to wear any Spokane Judo apparel to either Washington State, to Inland Empire Tournaments, or over the summer, now is the time to get it!
The store link is here.

Spokane Judo Club is also now selling knitted stocking caps, with Spokane Judo Club professionally embroidered on them. Caps are $15 and come in the following colors: Athletic Red, Athletic Oxford (Gray), Athletic Green, Athletic Purple, Navy, Black, and Neon Pink. Available thread colors are: Red, Black, White, Gray, and Oriental Gold. Caps and threads may be mixed and matched in different combinations, however, only one cap color and one thread color may be picked per cap.

Examples of the colors and the order forms are posted on the wall at the dojo. This store will be closing on March 15th. That means that all the orders will need to be turned in, and prepaid to the club by the 15th. When the order is delivered to us, we will deliver it to the dojo. Once we have a proposed delivery date, we will pass it on.

18th Annual High Mountain Open Judo Championship

Saturday, Mar. 2nd 2019 @ 9:30am MST
McCall-Donnelly High School, 401 N Mission St, McCall, ID 83638
This is usually a good tournament. It is a bit of a drive, but it is a chance to compete against people you normally don’t see.
You need to register on-line by 5:00 on Feb. 27. The club will reimburse the entry fee (the second division is no cost).
The information and registration is here

Reminder: Register for the Tournament

This weekend is the second East Side Tournament in Idaho.
If you are competing (and everyone should) you need to do the following:

  1. You need to register on-line by Wednesday night here..
  2. Print out and complete the entry form and waiver.
    Entry form is here
    Waiver is here.
  3. You need to include a copy of your USJF card with your entry
  4. Bring the completed entry form, waiver, and copy of your USJF card to weigh-in at the club on Thursday evening.
  5. The club will cover the first entry fee. If you are competing in additional divisions, you will need to cover the $20 for the additional division.

The tournament location is:
Timberlake Junior High School
5830 Blackwell Blvd,
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
You should plan on arriving no later than 8:30.
Any questions, feel free to contact me here.

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