In an outstanding show of skill and fierce determination this weekend, Aries brought home the Gold AND Silver!!
From a beautiful O soto into harai combination, seamless transitioning from standing to groundwork and – most importantly from Sensei Brett’s perspective – an awesome and effective shimewaza, Aries excelled!!
We are also so grateful to Pacific Judo Academy for all their support at the tournament (and for permitting us to continue training while we look for a space❤️🥋)!!
We have not yet been able to locate a home for Spokane Judo.
We have several possible options but the holidays made things more challenging.
As a short term option for our members to keep practicing, Pacific Judo has been kind enough to allow our members to join their practices.
Pacific Judo class is Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-7:00 for kids and 7:00-8:30 for adults.
Effective immediately, December 8th, we are unable to hold classes due to our landlord filing for bankruptcy. We are incredibly disappointed by this news and understand the inconvenience it causes our members.
We will update everyone as soon as we have information. In the meantime,
Please help us move mats out of the current space tomorrow, December 9th, at 9:30 AM.
We appreciate your understanding and support. Stay connected for updates through our website and Facebook page.
Thank you for being part of the Spokane Judo Club family.
In an effort to grow judo, Lakeland Judo in Athol, Idaho (just behind Silverwood Theme Park) is offering two introductory events in December in preparation
for our upcoming 2024 tournament season.
On December 2, 2023 we will be offering a referee and rules clinic and table help clinic. This clinic will be taught by Rome Acopan Jr. from the Intermountain
Yudanshakai. This clinic is intended for judoka 13+ and orange+ for the purpose of better understanding the rules as well as developing a Jr. and Sr. Referee
team for the East Side of WA State. Attending Judoka will be given the opportunity to test for their regional referee certification.
On December 16, 2023 we will be offering a smaller two mat tournament focused on developmental competition. We will run two mats for time progression,
but will focus on a more “intimate” and “instructional” design. Our mission is to host a low stress, fun tournament where newer judoka and some more experienced
judoka along with their parents can meet others and learn the systems of a judo tournament with the intensity of upcoming regional and/or national events.
The tournament is open to all ages! My high school program is full of new white belts and my dojo is young in age and rank but growing strong. Both are
excited to meet new judo friends and attend an instructional event with sound, equal competitors.
We hope you are all able to join us. Please let me know if you have any further questions regarding the events.
Viking Judo Introductory Judo Referee Clinic
Spokane Judo fought hard and showed excellent sportsmanship Saturday!! Grit, determination, and perseverance were clear in all our players ~ Outstanding job judoka, we are so proud of you!! A few pics below…
This was Misha’s first tournament ~ he attacked multiple times AND tried combinations – great job Misha!
Warren’s landed some beautiful throws in his very first tournament ~ Awesome Warren!
Deven, Jet, and Nursultan all had great matches ~ Deven brought the bronze, Jet’s grit and sportsmanship throughout his matches was recognized, and Nursultan brought home gold at his very first tournament!
Aries, Marigold, and Madelina all brought home the hardware Saturday, with Aries and Marigold winning gold and Madelina winning silver!
Robert and Lincoln turned in fantastic performances at their first tournament ~ Lincoln brought home silver and both lead matches with attacks. They also agreed to an exhibition match to give another pair of judoka a break. A most excellent showing!
Warm thanks and appreciation to Joseki Dojo for all the hard work that went in to putting on such a fantastic experience!
Spokane Judoka, we could not be more proud of you!!