Upcoming Practice Schedule

Over the next couple of weeks, we have some schedule changes:

  • Thursday, 10/24/2019 Pacific joining us for a joint practice. Kids and adult classes are at the regular times, there will just be more people.
  • Saturday, 10/26/2019 Practice is cancelled due to a show at Rings-&-Things.
  • Monday, 10/28/2019 Regular practice.
  • Thursday, 10/31/2019 (Halloween) We are cancelling the kids class. We will have an adult practice from 6:00-8:30. Pacific is welcome to attend.
  • Saturday, 11/2/2019 Katame No Kata Clinic all day.

Everything should be back to normal after that.
See everyone tomorrow.

Katame No Kata Clinic

Spokane Judo is hosting another kata clinic.  This time it is Katame No Kata. The clinic will be conducted by Senseis Mike and Delynn Purcell, two of the
best kata instructors in the United States. Sensei Mike Purcell has been teaching
kata for forty years – he is a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge in all seven Kodokan Kata. Sensei Delynn Purcell is a World Master’s Grand Champion, Pan-American
Judo Union Silver Medalist, USA National Kata Champion, and Fukuda Grand Champion.She is Kodokan-certified in Ju No Kata, and a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge
in all seven Kodokan kata.

We would love to see everyone there on Nov. 2.
If you want to prepare, there is a link to a video here.

The information is 2019 Katame No Kata Clinic
and the waiver is here.

If you have any questions, please contact Brett Lewis.

September Monday Night Fights

Just a reminder that this Monday is the first Monday in September and therefore it is that time again, Monday Night Fights!
We would love to see everyone from Joseki, Pacific, and Lakeland.
Everyone should arrive at 6:00 so we can mix adult and kid matches.

I know the school year is starting but I hope everyone can take a few hours and come on Monday.

Spokane Judo Club apparel

We have listened to you. Some of you were unhappy with the Competitive Patch Design, so we reached back into the vault, or in our case Sensei Oleg’s and Sensei Paul’s closets.
We are now carrying a “Competition Line”, this line comes in either short sleeve t shirt, long sleeve shirt, hoodie, ¼ zip warm up, and a full zip. The short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodie all have the patch that you earn, once you compete, on one side, and a Maori Saying on the other. The shirt, hoodie, and ¼ zip are gray, and the full zip is Royal Blue.
We are also, now carrying a “Vintage Line”, this line is based on the hoodie and sweatshirts we were given to recreate. It is a black color shirt and hoodie, with a “old school” cartoon design on the back. The hoodie has “Spokane Judo Club” written in English down one sleeve, and it written in Kanji down the other. Hopefully by the next store, we also hope to have a long sleeve in this design, based on the hoodie.
The on line store is available
Spokane Judo Apparel Here.

This is a company that the club uses to handle our apparel.
The store offers the ability to customize. In the past there were issues with customization, so I want to address the process. You need to make sure to click on the customization box to pay for the customization. If you added customization, and do not pay for it, they obviously will not do it.
The store will be open until September 15th.
The next store may not be until December or January. Something to think about, this Spokane Judo Club apparel is only available thru us, and is not available anywhere else. This is a way for us to help get the name out, and hopefully more people in.
John will bring examples of the complete line of “Competition Line”, and a “Vintage Line” t shirt that will also be made available to see.

2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships (online registration link & information packet)

Here is the link to register for the 2019 Rainier Cup Judo Championships to be held at Pierce College (Fort Steilacoom Campus) on Saturday, October 12th,
1. This will be a 100% paperless registration form. You MUST register online only using the link provided below. There will be NO paper entry forms or
waivers available. 
2. You MUST have a Google email account (Gmail) to register. 
3. You MUST pay online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account. Just a valid cred it card or check card. 
4. You MUST upload a current Judo card to complete your registration (The athletes card cannot expire before October 12th, 2019).
5. ALL team/club leaders will be required to execute an accurate remote weigh-in for all participants. The participants weights must be recorded in pounds
and emailed to rainiercup@yahoo.com by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2019 BY MIDNIGHT. 
6. A complete information packet is on the online registration.
7. Venue doors will open at 7am. Opening ceremonies will be at 9:45am. The tournament will start at 10am.
online registration