Thursday, July 14, 2016

Doc's Novice Tournament August 6th 2016

Northglenn Judo Club Hosts
Doc’s 2016 Novice Tournament

Saturday, August 6th

TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Northglenn Recreation Center

ELIGIBILITY: Male and Female athletes born in 2002-2010, inclusively

White and Yellow Belts ONLY.

Entry Form HERE

Letter from CJL President July 2016

Hi everyone,
The entry form for Doc's Novice Tournament is attached to this email.  The event will occur on August 6th at the Northglenn Recreation Center.

I am looking to start a monthly open workout with various host clubs throughout the state of Colorado.  We did this in Missouri and it was a huge success bringing the state together.  My thoughts are we host a Saturday workout 10am – noon.  $10 entry fee.  $5 goes to the CJL, $5 goes to the host club.  We have time for instruction and randori; the host club runs the practice.  After the workout ends, if so desired, we can all grab lunch together somewhere close by, enjoy food and a drink, and tell tall tales of the good old days.
This will not replace the open workouts hosted by Northglenn on the first Tuesday of every month at the Northglenn Community Center at 6:30pm.  These are great workouts and I highly encourage you to attend.  I was always nervous that I couldn’t make it on time because of getting off work late and battling traffic but they set my mind at ease and are happy to see you on the mat whenever you can get there.  With that said, it’s still better to be on time, but sometimes adulthood makes that difficult.
For the Saturday workouts, these are the dates I was thinking and I need volunteer host clubs.  And if there is a tournament or other scheduling conflict that I am not aware of, will you let me know? 
July 30
August 27
September 24
October 29
November 12 or 26 (I know the 26th is Thanksgiving weekend but sometimes you just want to get away and throw someone).  The host club for November can choose the date.
December 10 or 17 (host club picks the date)
If your club would like to volunteer to host an open workout on one of the dates above, please call, text, email, or facebook message me.  When I have the dates and locations filled in I will send out another email.   Tracy Crawford-Hangley – Cell: 314/960-4228 – graphic2goddess@yahoo.com
As for other dates to put into your planner, these are the ones I know:
July 22-24 - Joshi Judo Camp – Littleton, CO
August 6 - Doc's Novice Tournament - Northglenn, CO
August 13 – WY State Games – Casper, WY
September 17 – Northglenn Championship – Northglenn, CO
October 16 – Irwin Cohen Memorial Tournament – Chicago, IL (points tournament & referee evaluation site)
October TBD – Denver Buddhist Temple tournament
November 5 – Denver Judo Fall Tournament – Denver, CO (there will be a kata tournament taking place before the shiai)
November 5 – CJL Meeting during the break between juniors and seniors
November 19 – Dallas Invitational – Dallas, TX (prize $ for senior elite divisions, referee testing and evaluation site)
November 20 – President’s Cup – Dallas, TX – (points tournament and referee evaluation site)
November 18 -21 – IJF Veterans Tournament – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - if any veterans player (over 30 years old) is planning on going down to this tournament, there is a group of us renting houses with fellow judoka from St. Louis, Chicago, and Memphis. Let me know if you are interested in joining us.  It will be a good time.
November 22-23 – IJF Veterans Training Camp – Ft. Lauderdale, FL– Train with a legend!  The great Yamashita is running this camp.
January or February TBD – Boulder Tournament
Remember to check CJL's website for current updates www.coloradojudo.org

Last thing – we have a new Colorado Judo League facebook page to go with our CJL facebook group. I would love any content or events that you would like to add.  We have so many amazing judoka in Colorado I would really like to share your badassness.  I don’t know if you can add pictures and posts yourself or if Marcos or I have to add it, but either way, we’d love to show you off.
See you on the mat,
Tracy Crawford-Hangley
CJL President
Cell: 314/960-4228