Introductory Judo Referee and Table Help Seminar

This event will be held at our dojo, but it is hosted by Lakeland Judo & Joseki Dojo
When: Sunday November 18, 2018
Time: 8am – 3:30pm
Location: Spokane Judo Club
304 E. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Clinicians:

  • Patrick Lo – IJF B (Continental) Referee
  • Leslie Mizuki Continental Coach

At this referee and table help workshop, we will lay the groundwork to get started as a local referee in the Northwest and assist
volunteers in understanding the rules, calls, paperwork and table procedures of a local tournament. Simultaneously, table
volunteers will attend an instructional classroom session reviewing bracketing, referee points and hand calls, and computer scoring.
Both table volunteers and beginning referees will meet together in the afternoon session to simulate a tournament setting with
refereeing, scoring, and bracketing.

3rd Annual Nage No Kata Clinic

Spokane Judo is once again proud to host a Nage No Kata clinic taught by Senseis Mike and Delynn Purcell. This is a great opportunity to begin learning Nage No Kata or to refine your existing mastery of the kata.
We are truly fortunate to have two of the best instructors anywhere offer this clinic.
Sensei Mike Purcell has been teaching kata for forty years, and is a USA Judo
Class A Kata Judge in all seven Kodokan Kata
Sensei Delynn Purcell is a World Master’s Grand Champion, PJU Silver
Medalist, USA National Kata Champion, Fukuda Grand Champion, Kodokan
Certified in Ju no Kata, and a USA Judo Class A Kata Judge in all seven
Kodokan Kata.

This is a one day event on Saturday Nov. 17. Registration starts at 8:30.
If you are interested in attending please email Brett Lewis or call (509)995-6434 to let us know.

The entry form can be downloaded here.
The waiver can be downloaded here.

2018 Continental Crown

This is a big tournament and worth attending if you are able.
From the web site for the tournament here:

2018 Continental Judo Crown

Level E Tournament
National Referee Examination & Re-certification Site
Sunday, November 11th
Seattle, Washington

About the Continental Crown

For many years the Continental Crown Judo Tournament has been a showcase event for judo athletes on the west coast of the United States. The Continental
Crown is a USA Judo Senior Class-E and Junior Class-D event, and consistently features some of the highest caliber judo players in the country. This year
we happily invite judo players from all over the Pacific Rim and the world to participate in the spirit of international friendship and competition. The
Continental Crown is located in Seattle Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle is the birthplace of Judo on the mainland of the United
States and it is our distinct honor to host such a prestigious judo event in our state.

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.

Club Meeting

All:
Tomorrow evening we are going to end practice a bit early and hold a club meeting.
I have a few things I would like to discuss, but I am always willing to add any other judo related topics anyone would like us to address.
At present, I was thinking of discussing the following:

  1. Spokane Judo branded clothing.
  2. Best ways to recruit additional members.
  3. Kata clinic, what other events should we organize?
  4. What else?

    See everyone tomorrow with all your ideas.

Upcoming Tournaments

It is fall again and there are a couple of upcoming tournaments:
1. 2018 Budokan Tournament Info. Here is the Budokan Tournament information featuring Shiai and Kata competition on Saturday, September 29, at Kentridge High School, 12430 SE 208th St.,
Kent, WA.  Online registration will be available soon here.
Regional Referee Testing written exam is scheduled for 7:30am.  Coach and officials meeting will be at 8:30am.  Kata competition will take place at 8:30am.

There will be satellite weigh-in, please check.  Also, please present current membership in USJF, USA Judo, USJA, or foreign federation. 
2. Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge. Here is the entry form for the Zenyu Fall Judo Challenge on Saturday, September 22.
The online registration is here.

The End of Summer

Sadly Summer is over, but on the positive side, we can get back to more judo!
Hopefully all of you that took some time off are ready to get back on the mat and get back in shape.
We have cancelled practice for Monday 9/3 but Thursday 9/6 is on.
In addition, We are starting up Saturday practices again. This Saturday 9/8 will be the first one.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Taking off Saturdays for a while

We have had a few dedicated individuals determined to improve their judo consistently coming to practice these days, but since I think weekends in the summer are difficult for most people, we are going to cancel Saturday practices for a few weeks.
Based on popular demand, we will start them up again.

In the mean time, we still have our regular practices. We get to focus on technique and fundamental skill development, so make judo part of a great summer and come on Monday and Thursday.
Hope to see everyone at practice.