Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 First Quarter Outlook - Message From the CJL President

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!  We are starting the year off with a lot of exciting upcoming events. Here is what's happening as I know it:

January 21 - OTC Winter Classic Judo Tournament - Colorado Springs, CO - The entry form is attached but you can also register online at: www.mytournamentonline.com.  

January 21 - 8:30am - before the OTC Winter Classic - CJL State Meeting - if you have any items you would like to be added to the agenda, will you please email me at graphic2goddess@yahoo.com or call/text me at 314/960-4228

February 11 - Open Workout - Ju Shin Kan Judo Club  - 3011 N. Prospect Street, Suite 120,  Colorado Springs, CO – I need to finalize times with Paul so will report back later.

February 18 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm(ish) - New Rules Meeting with A-Referee Edson Mallo – Northglenn Recreation Center – 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233.  Northglenn’s Edson Mallo was one of the 12 International A Level Referees to be selected to represent the US in Baku, Azerbaijan at the Rules Meeting this last weekend.  He is bringing back the most up-to-date interpretations of the new rules and is sharing his new found knowledge with the members of Colorado Judo.

February 24-25 – Kata Clinic in Salina, KS.  I’m planning on driving down if anyone wants to tag along.  Friday night is Ju No Kata and Saturday is Nage No Kata.  Robin brings her students to support our Colorado events and I want to go support her in return.  Plus, kata is kool.  See what I did there?  Kool with a k…  Kata starts with k…?  Any hoo.

March 4 – Kito-Kan Judo Tournament – St. Louis, MO – this is my old judo club in Missouri so I’ll be flying back for it if anyone wants to come.  We’ll have places to stay and amazing BBQ to eat.  Oh, and there will be some judo.

March 11 – Denver Judo Spring Tournament – Denver, CO – entry packet coming soon.

April 8 – Colorado State Championships – Denver, CO – entry packet coming soon.
April 29-30 – Senior Nationals – Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday is all shiai, masters included and Sunday is kata competition and I believe a clinic.    

We are also working on setting dates for some Senior Nationals training camps and an Open Workout at Front Range Judo’s new location.  I’ll report back on that when I have more info.
Here's a random "Did You Know" before I sign off:  Did you know that Kevin Brousard of the OTC Judo team was a speaker at TEDx Colorado Springs?  He had a great talk, “Enable the Disabled” which can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYNWW4M7yM  Well done, Kevin!

See you on the mat,
Tracy Crawford Hangley
CJL President
Cell: 314/960-4228

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

KanGeiko reminder 12/10/16 @ DBT Judo

Kangeko is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday December 10th from 11am-1pm at the Denver Buddhist Temple Judo Dojo. Access to the gym will only be through the orange door on the second level of the parking garage at 20th and Larimer Street. The temple front gate at Lawrence Street will not be open. Free parking in the garage will be available courtesy of Sakura Square Management. Parking passes will be issued at the venue. Parents are welcomed to join judoka on the mat for the warmup portion of the workout which will include yoga and interval training. Please print and sign the attached waiver prior to the workout (including parents that wish to participate in the warmup). All judoka must have a current USJI, USJF or USJA membership. We look forward to an exciting CJL year-end event. Hope to see you there!

Waivers below: (PDF, Google Drive)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Results: 2016 Denver Classic

The PDF-format file in the link below contains the results of the 2016 Denver Classic.
RESULTS HERE
The Denver Classic Judo Championship was held November 5, 2016 at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, CO. There were 203 entries from Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Michigan, and Minnesota. The winners of the men’s open division was Ajax Tadehara from the Olympic Training Center. The runner up was Kedge Zawack of Denver Judo. The winner of the women’s open division was Katie Sell, also of the Olympic Training Center and the runner up was Alyssa Zawack of Denver Judo. The Open Champions each received $250.00 and a championship belt.

We were also pleased to host a kata competition. There were demonstrations of 5 katas, judged by senseis Barry Hoffman and Hideki Hayashi.

The overall team award was won by Denver Judo, followed by the Olympic Training Center and Hyland Hills Judo.

Please bring suspected errors to the attention of Heidi Moore at judoheidi@comcast.net

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sake Tasting Event Fundraiser for DBT Judo

The Denver Buddhist Temple Judo Dojo is hosting a Sake Tasting fund raising event on October 12th at Wasabi Sushi Bar located in the Belmar Shopping Center. The Dojo will receiver $5.00 from each ticket. Details can be found in the attached flyer or by clicking on the link below.