Schedule for week of Thanksgiving

Wanted to give everyone an update on the schedule for the week.
Tonight, Monday, we will have some visitors from Pacific. Practice will be at the regular time.
On Thursday, there will be no practice as it is Thanksgiving. Hopefully everyone has a nice Thanksgiving planned.
Saturday, we will have practice as usual and we will all have the chance to burn off all the food we ate on Thursday.
See everyone tonight!

2022 Grassroots Judo Winter Nationals

An upcoming tournament in Southern California:
Dear Judo Family,

After two years of cancelations due to the Pandemic, the 2022 Grassroots Judo Winter Nationals Tournament is back at Azusa Pacific on December 3 and 4. 
We will be hosting a hybrid Referee and Coaches Clinic on Friday December 2 and will also be hosting a Skills Clinic run by Marti Malloy and David Torres
on December 3, right after the first day of competition.  Both Clinic will be held at the Venue.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tournament and appreciate all the support from our Judo Family.

For more information please visit:
this link

Upcoming Kata Clinic

Seiwakan Judojo in Portland is hosting a Kata Clinic on Saturday November 12

  • Saturday November, 12th
  • Studying Katame-no-kata and Ju-no-kata
  • Clinicians: Karen Nagai Sensei (Seattle Dojo), & Blane Bellerud Sensei (Shudokan Judo Dojo)
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • $25 per attendee (if family, second is $10)
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Location: 7959 SE 15th Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97202

Here is a link to the registration page with a downloadable packet.

2022 Rainier Cup Judo Tournament


American Judo has teamed up with Ippon Dojo to provide the best tournament experience possible. American Judo Shiai’s are the perfect place for any judoka looking to gain experience in a competitive yet friendly tournament atmosphere. Our developmental tournament series offers as many matches as possible, so you can get the most out of your experience. With a modified rule set in place, everyone is sure to have a positive tournament experience.


USA Judo Sanction: 00212

Date: 10/15/2022

Venue: Pierce College (Fort Steilacoom Campus)

Address: 9401 Farwest Drive SW Lakewood, Washington 98498

Format: Modified Double Elimination or Round Robin for 4 or Less; All competitors are guaranteed 2 matches or your entry fee back.

Age Standards: Age 4 and Up

  • Competitors will need to present a valid USA Judo, USJA, USJF, ATJA or Judo Canada memberships.

Tournament Directors: Jason Harai, John Harai, Byron Redditt

Registration & Brackets: Riley McIlwain (American Judo)

Chief Referee: Brian Toth – IJF A referee

All States Welcome!

Click here to download a printable information packet.



Best Western Liberty Inn, DuPont

1400 Wilmington Drive, DuPont, Washington 98327

(253) 912-8777

Room rate: $120 (USD) + tax

Reservation deadline: September 30th, 2022.

Link to tournament site page