Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Congrats to Deputy Bacon on the 2017 World Police and Fire Games

Senior Deputy Jim Bacon has once again taken home the gold medal in Judo from the 2017 World Police and Fire Games
"I started Judo when I was 10 years old in McCall, Idaho and I have been training in the sport ever since," said Deputy Bacon.

In 1986, Deputy Bacon was invited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. There he spent nine years training and was lucky enough to travel and compete in Judo at competitions in Europe, Asia and South America.

After his time at the Olympic Training Center, Deputy Bacon was given the opportunity to compete in the World Police and Fire Games. In 2001, Bacon won gold at the games in Indianapolis, he took home the bronze medal during the 2011 games in New York City and in 2015 he took home gold at the games in Fairfax, Virginia.

"It was a great experience to win my third gold medal at the World Police and Fire Games. I just turned 54 and to be able to compete, and medal in the sport that I love is a blessing," said Deputy Bacon.

In fact, Bacon's love for the sport has given him the opportunity to share his passion with others in the community.

"I am a fourth degree black belt and an instructor at Northglenn Judo," said Deputy Bacon. "Having a student tell me I’ve made a positive impact in their lives with Judo is priceless."

Deputy Bacon says he is thankful for his partners in the ACSO Patrol Division who he says are incredibly supportive of his Judo competitions.

"I value opportunities to share my passion and the benefits of Judo with others," said Deputy Bacon.

Congratulations Deputy Bacon on this great achievement!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Marti Malloy Clinic

Colorado Judo League and the US Air Force Academy are excited to bring Marti Malloy to Colorado!  Come learn from one of the bests on the mat.  Adventure Awaits!

Juniors 9:30 – Noon
Seniors 2:00 – 4:30pm

Contact Tracy Crawford-Hangley with any questions at (314) 960-4228 or graphic2goddess@yahoo.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 OTC CLASSIC Entry Form


Saturday, May 27, 2017
Sanctioned by USA Judo]

United States Olympic Training Center
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Sports Center 1

Registration Form HERE (Google Drive, PDF)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

New IJF ruleset For Denver Judo 2017 Spring Tournament

Attention! We will be using the new rule set recently sent out by the IJF at the Denver Judo Spring Tournament.  Changes to be aware of:

  • There is no yuko score. All scores will be Waza ari or Ippon.   Waza ari do not add up to Ippon.  
  • Scores will be awarded for hold downs as follows: 10 - 19 seconds = waza ari and 20 seconds = ippon.
  • The first offense for touching below the belt during tachi waza will be shido. The second offense will be hansokumake.
  • All senior matches, males and female will be 4 minutes.  Juniors and masters will be 3 minutes.
  • Matches must be won by a positive score ie you cannot win by shido in regulation time.  In golden score you can win via shido. 
  • The emphasis on these changes is to promote positive and aggressive judo.  Gripping rules have been relaxed to facilitate more technical judo.
  • Please visit the attached document for a complete list of the updated rules. http://www.jfaq.com.au/upload/ijf_2017_rules_-_jfa_update_dec_16.pdf

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 
Thank you.

Heidi Moore

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