Practice Cancelled due to weather (Dec 28)


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!

Reminder: Practice Dec 28 and Dec 30

Just a reminder that we will have practice on Thursday 12/28 as usual.
We will also be finishing out the year with a Saturday practice on 12/30 at 9:00 for adults and advanced students.
I hope to see everyone there.

I need to work off the Christmas dinners I consumed! (am I the only one?)

2018 Spokane Valley Judo Tournament

Just a reminder:
I need your information if you are interested in competing this Sunday at the tournament at the Hub.
Please give me a call or come to practice tonight to give me your name, age, rank and so on so I can send them to Joseki.

Joseki Dojo is kicking off the new year with a local tournament.
The tournament is Jan 14 in the valley.
The entry form is here.
I encourage everyone to compete.
In judo the hardest opponent is yourself, but competition helps us push ourselves to improve.

Saturday practice – access issue

All our Saturday practice today is cancelled as we are having a building access issue. We will see you Monday!

Saturday Judo Events

11th Annual Spokane Judo Christmas Party

  • When: Saturday, December 9th, 4:00-7:00
  • Where: Our new dojo! 304 E 2nd AVE

We’ll have judo videos, music, holiday cheer and munchies… feel free to bring what (emphasis on dessert related items) or whoever!
It’ll be great to see all our judo friends off the mat ~or at least out of gis! ☺
Please come!

The flyer for this is 11th Annual Judo Christmas party

Saturday Morning Practice for adults

For the enthusiastic adults, we will be having practice Saturday morning to work up an appetite for the party. Please come so you have something to brag about during the party.

Athol Invitational Tournament

Lakeland Judo and Joseki Judo did an excellent job of hosting the first in what I hope will become a series of local tournaments to help prepare our local judokas for competition.
Spokane Judo had 4 competitors at the tournament.
All four fought hard and exemplified all of the values of judo:

  • hard work
  • mutual benefit
  • good sportsmanship
  • perseverance

Isla Gott took 2nd
Alaina Gott took 3rd
Ryan Ruiz competed in a much heavier and older division and did well.
Zoey Yacker fought in her first tournament and defeated a much more experienced player.

Well done everyone!

Local Tournament Saturday (12/2)

This Saturday, there is a small local tournament in Athol ID. It is just about an hour drive and I strongly encourage everyone to attend (and most of you should compete). The one thing you can do right now to make your judo better faster is compete! This is your chance to do that.
Also note that there will be Senior divisions so adults should compete as well.

Important times/dates:

  • Thursday (11/30): let me know that you are going to compete so I can submit a club roster.
  • Friday (12/1): Weigh-in at Joseki Dojo 6-8pm. 101 N Argonne Rd.
  • Saturday (12/2): tournament at Athol Elementary, 6333 E Menser Ave Athol ID 83801
    starting at 9:30.

The entry form is here.

Practice this Saturday

If you are not attending the intro to reffing class this Saturday (you should be) we are having adult practice at 9:00 on Saturday.
Hopefully see you there!

introduction to judo officiating

An introduction to judo officiating will be presented by Gordon Nelson, Pan American C Referee, on Saturday, November 18, 8am to 3:30pm.  The seminar,
organized by JosekiJudo and Lakeland Judo Club, will take place in Spokane, WA. 
The waiver is here.
The Entry form is here.

I strongly encourage everyone who can to attend. This is a great chance to deepen your understanding of the rules and make you a better judo competitor and supporter of the judo community.

Continental Crown Results

Congratulations to Myles Freeman on his win last weekend in the Continental Crown. Great Job!

Sensei leigh sent out the following wins for the Pacific competitors:
Hello All,
This weekend, 5 competitors and their family braved the snow and went over to Seattle for the Continental Crown. 5 competitors, 7 medals !
Jadelyn McArthur:  This was Jadelyn’s first tournament and she competed in two divisions.  She took 2nd and 3rd.  She was so much fun to watch!  With a
little more competition experience, watch out!
Madison McArthur:  This was Madi’s 2nd tournament and she did awesome!  She also took 2nd and 3rd.  With a little more experience, she will also dominate!
Carter Hughes:  Carter placed 3rd!  He had a nice transition into a pin and held it for the win! 
Tomio Yamada:  Tomio placed 1st!  He only had one other opponent and beat him twice.  Second match was an ippon in 10 seconds!
Akio Yamada:  Akio placed 2nd!  He was again the youngest in his bracket, but he did awesome against the men, one who was 30 and beat at the buzzer!

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