Recent Promotions

Promoting students is always my favorite part of teaching judo.
This time it was particularly memorable for two reasons.
First, this was the first set of promotions after the pandemic – these promotions had been waiting for more than a year. Second, three of these promotions are for shodan and above and these are always special as they represent milestones in the development of one’s judo.

Hal Hutchins to nikyu

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.


Email or Call Sensei Brett: 509-995-6434

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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