Tomorrow is the day!

May 3rd is the day we get back on the mat.
a few things to remember:

  1. Practice is at 6:30.
  2. Adults only for the first week.
  3. We have to wear masks during practice, this is WA state rule!
  4. You must register with the USJF before coming on the mat.
  5. You should get vaccinated, the sooner we are all vaccinated the sooner the mask requirement will go away.

See everyone tomorrow.

Spokane Judo Re-Opening Plans

You need to be current with USJF.

You need to bring proof (digital card/receipt) you are current if you renew after April 30th.

Practice opens Monday, May 3rd – Adults only, practice starts at 6:30.

Practice beginning Monday, May 10th – Kids from 6:30-7:30; Adults only, 7:30-9.

Brett met with Chris from Lilac City Fit Body Boot Camp; Allen talked to James Weed (Newborn Jiu Jitsu). Based on these conversations, here is what we need to do:

  1. Wait in cars or line up outside the building until 6:30.
  2. Masks are required to enter the Dojo. No mask, no entry.
    Regrettably, masks must be worn at all times – even when practicing on the mat.
    Sadly yes, we will practice wearing masks. I know.

    This is in accordance with WA state guidelines and follows James Weed’s practice. WA state guidelines are linked on our site; relevant sections can be found on page 8.
  3. Temperatures will be taken upon entry. People with temps over 100 won’t be admitted.
  4. You will initial an attendance log indicating you have no CoVID symptoms and have not been around sick people. At some point, we’ll have a QR code we can scan.
  5. You’ll hand sanitize upon entering the dojo.
  6. If you can come in your gi, great. You can use the locker room, but only to quickly change (no visiting after practice in the locker room).
  7. After practice we need to wipe down mats with an alcohol solution.

Other matters: Promotions from last spring will be held on Thursday, May 20th.

QUESTIONS?

Email or Call Sensei Brett: 509-995-6434

brettlewis@brettlewis.us

Meeting to discuss re-opening

Monday, 4/19, at 7:00 I would like to have a meeting to talk about re-opening judo.
Hopefully everyone is getting vaccinated and we can get back on the mat!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

Meeting Link

Here is a link for the meeting.
This is Google Meet.
You will need a Google account.
Google Meeting

Some related links for info on reopening

USJF hosting Zoom meeting on re-opening

On Sunday, April 11, at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific), USJF will host “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo” zoom meeting. USJF will share the USJF strategic plan to help the dojo sensei’s re-start teaching Judo. The focus will be on providing resources and guidance to existing and new dojos in giving their members a positive experience during this re-start of Judo.

Topics to include

Spectrum: Recreational – Competitive, Preparing to Re-open, Working with Parents,
and Curriculum: Where do I start?

Zoom workshop
April 11, at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific) , “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo”

Meeting ID: 821 3257 2343

Passcode: 671303

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Meeting ID: 821 3257 2343
Passcode: 671303

Square Invoices

sorry to everyone who received an invoice from Spokane Judo this morning.
We are not charging dues at this point. Just ignore the invoices that were sent.
If you had a card on file and were charged, I will sort it out this evening.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Update I have cancelled all invoices for Spokane Judo. Please let me know if you keep receiving bills from us. Also, anyone who had their card on file with us and was mistakenly billed, should all now be refunded.

Upcoming virtual events

This isn’t judo as normal, but…

Hello Sensei,
I am the chair of the USJF COVID-19 Ad Hoc committee and our committee’s goals are to promote and increase access to quality judo, expand the judo community, and raise funds to support dojos.  We are the coordinators of the 
COVID-19 Support Grant and want to continue to be a resource for our community.  In an effort to fulfill this mission, in the coming weeks, we will be encouraging people to donate for the Open Mat events on our 
community website.  However, our first priority is to provide access to quality judo and
we ask that you share about our event and freely provide the link/password to your membership!  IF you would like to donate to this event, please visit the USJF Community website events page.
Our next event is on Wednesday, Oct 28th at 5:00pm Pacific Time with Arash Soofiani.
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Click to JOIN the Open Mat Zoom Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87831078868?pwd=Nnk4VFJwQmxXc1A1M3VQS2k2SkNJQT09
Meeting ID: 878 3107 8868
Passcode: USJF


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In addition, below are a couple of upcoming virtual events hosted by our community that we encourage you to attend!
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East Bay Judo Institute is hosting a virtual presentation 
“The Judo Paradox: Reckless Judo or Reckless Teaching?” by Dr. Michel Brousse THIS Sunday, October 18th at 7:00 am Hawaii, 9:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Eastern. 
Contact Sensei Sayaka Torra at info@ebji.org to register.

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Kokushi Midwest Judo is hosting a 
Nihon no Sensei clinic with Masahiro Takamatsu on Saturday, November 14th at 5:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Central, 8:00 pm Eastern. 
Click on the link to register: https://sparkpages.io/cart/2/?i=FS6&c=&ocu=
Feel free to post the flyers and share the links with your members!   Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Krista Tsutsui Steele
USJF Social Media & COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee




Latest COVID-19 Guidance from the USJF

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest guidance from the USJF regarding practice.
It looks like the USJF describes 5 phases w/r/t getting back on the mat.
The first time it looks like we can practice is phase 4 according to the USJF.
This looks like it happens when there is no longer any restriction on public gatherings.
So I think this all means it will still be a while before we are back on the mat.
I hope everyone is doing well these days.
Keep working out so you are ready to practice when we can.
The USJF document is here.
I am happy to discuss this with anyone.

Here is the update from the end of August regarding COVID19.
Let me know if I can answer any questions.
latest COVID guidance from the USJF

Bitnami