Post from Pacific Judo

I received the below from Pacific Judo. As they are kind enough to be hosting our players for an indefinite period we would like to support them as much as possible.

Happy Monday,

Hope you all had a nice weekend.

As we gear up for promotions and year end potluck, we would like to have a parent meeting at the dojo on Tuesday, June 4th, during the kids class. The purpose of this meeting is to go over some of the club’s expectations, promotions, upcoming October tournament, etc. It will be a short meeting and I hope everyone can make it.

Adult judo players, we would love to have you join us at this meeting as well. If you can make the meeting at 6pm, it would be much appreciated since we will be relying on our senior judo players to help out at our annual tournament in October.

Upcoming Lakeland Judo Events

From Lakeland Judo:

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.
Warm Regards
Jenn Schoo-Badertscher
Lakeland Judo
Viking Judo
Introductory Judo Referee Clinic

Next Champion Registration

More information

Introductory Judo Referee Clinic Handout

Next Champion Judo Tournament

2023 Rainier Cup

Ippon Judo Dojo and the Northwest Judo Yudanshakai invite all Judokas to the
2023 Rainier Cup Judo Championships. This regional tournament is sanctioned by
USA Judo, sponsored by Tacoma South Sound Sports, and powered by American Judo.
We thank you in advance for your support and participation, and we look forward to
seeing each of you on the mat!
Tournament Directors: Jason Harai, John Harai, Byron Redditt
Sanctioned By: USA Judo, sanction number: 00407
Tournament Venue: Pierce College (Fort Steilacoom)
9401 Farwest Drive
Lakewood, Washington 98498

The entire information packet is here.

You can register for the tournament here.

Tournament Tomorrow, No Practice Saturday or Monday

Just a reminder, we have 9 competitors in the tournament on Saturday. If you aren’t competing, go and support those who are.

No Practice Saturday or Monday

Because of the tournament, there will be no practice Saturday. Monday is Memorial Day so no practice then either. See everyone Thursday ready to relive the glory of the tournament.

Senior Nationals, no practice

We will not have our normal Saturday practice

Tomorrow and Sunday are the Senior Nationals, I encourage everyone who isn’t volunteering or competing to go and cheer everyone on.
The opening ceremony is at 8:00 tomorrow for the shiai and Sunday at 10:00 for the kata competition.
All event info and updated results are available here.

Good luck to Tay and Sensei Sam!

Senior Nationals Volunteers

Pacific Judo needs volunteers for the upcoming Senior Nationals.
Specifically, I would like to get at least 4 volunteers to help running a table on Saturday 5/20.
I will be bugging everyone, so the earlier you sign up to help, the less everyone has to hear about it.
The table help will have the best seat in the house for some of the best judo in the US, so don’t miss this chance to help and see some excellent judo.