Thanksgiving schedule

All,

The holiday season is upon us! We hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving. We had a hard practice on Monday to build up our appetite for Thursday.

Spokane Judo will be taking Thursday off for Thanksgiving. Pacific Judo invited us to their practice this evening, if you just can’t live without a second Judo class this week. They practice at 2302 N Waterworks St in Spokane.

We also will be taking this Saturday November 24th off.

Normal practice schedule will resume Monday November 26th with our kids class at 6:00 pm and the Adult/Advanced class at 7:00 pm.

Incidentally, our kid’s class has been a huge success! Great time to start Judo for ages 5+

New dedicated judo class for kids

We are pleased to announce a kids only Judo class starting November 1st. Kids love Judo, and they get so much out of it in terms of fitness, discipline, a sense of accomplishment, and good skills that can help them their whole life for conflict resolution and self defense.

Our old kids class ran alongside our adult class. This unfortunately meant kids had a two hour long class, which just kept too many kids out too late. Also, they don’t get as much individual attention and targeted learning from the Sensei. With this new kids class, in only an hour from 6-7 PM on Monday and Thursday, they can get in and learn Judo while also having fun and being home in time for bed and a busy school day the next day.

Judo costs $30/month for one student, or $40/month for an entire family (including adults), which is about the best value in martial arts you can find.

The kids class takes students age six and older, and runs from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The advanced / adult class will run immediately after the kids class from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Classes are Monday and Thursday.

There is an additional advanced / adult only class on Saturday mornings from 9:00 until 11:00 AM

For more information, contact the Brett Lewis head Sensei at: 509-995-6434 or email: brettlewis@brettlewis.us

Enroll today!

Great practice Monday / New web Design

All,

We had a great practice on Monday, covering tate-shiho-gatame (pin #6) and it’s escapes. Also Sensei Tim taught us De Ashi Barai. Some great newaza too!

The mats have all been re-laid out and re-taped, the kids are getting quite good with their pins, everyone is doing better with their falls…

Also, a special thanks to Mike for updating our website design!

Should be a great month!

For competitors looking at the Rainier cup on October 20th on the west side, please make sure you talk to Sensei Brett or Sensei Anna Marie to make sure you have all the right information and to get sign-off to compete. We will post the entry packet soon.

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

Practice Cancelled due to weather (Dec 28)

All,

With the current weather forecast of potentially dangerous roads, and being between Christmas and New Years, we are going to cancel practice for tonight. Be home safe with your families! We will still plan to have Saturday adult practice at 9:00 AM on December 30th at this time.

Thanks for understanding! Reminder due to New Years we also will not have Practice on the 1st. So, our next regular class will be Thursday January 4th!

Promotion Testing Results

Getting a new rank in judo symbolizes all the hard work and accomplishments of each individual.
All the people who tested here did a nice job. They all worked hard and have learned a great deal.

Congratulations to all of the following:

  • Orange:

    • Ben Mitchell
    • Ryan Ruiz
  • Yellow/Orange:

    • Alaina Gott
  • Yellow:

    • Terrance Farris
    • Isla Gott
  • White/Yellow:

    • Trinity Farris
    • Justin Fisher
    • Minty Jimenez
    • Nick Trofimchenko