Thursday, March 10, 2016

This Sunday - Illini Judo Midwest Championship

North/South Judo Tournament Dates


Attached to this note is the flyer for the 2016 North/South Judo Tournament. This is one of the events, which Hollis Park, ALWAYS, attends! In the appended message, Sensei Shepherd is recruiting team players to represent the Southern contingent. We have several players (Blaine, Aaron, Stefan, Will, Alex, Ian, Coop and Tyler to name a few), who I would, really, enjoy seeing on the Southern Team. Do we all understand what I’m saying here?

Start training!

2016 NY YMCA Judo Camp Dates

Mark your calandars!!

New York YMCA's International Judo Camp is coming up! Here's a link to more info: Judo Camp Page.


Steve Wright plan to go and would like organize a group from our team.

If you haven’t been to a Judo Camp, you can’t imagine how much fun they are.


Judo Camp - Programs and Training
Campers and participants may begin each morning with Tai Chi or a scenic mountain jog. A 4:1 camper to instructor ratio allows more one-on-one instruction during morning and afternoon classes. In the late afternoon, campers and participants may choose relaxing camp activities such as swimming or fishing. An evening Randori ends the day to practice new skills.
Interested campers and participants may also join self-defense classes and a daily Kata clinic for the formal demonstration and instruction of techniques.

August 7 – August 13, 2016

Application received before April 1: $599
Application received after April 1: $799

A+ Training for Coaches and Referees
Certification for Local and Regional Referee Licenses
Enjoy this extensive week long training designed for aspiring referees. Taught by IJF International "A" Referees, this course covers:
5 hours of classroom rule review and latest rule interpretations
Mock competitions with instructors commenting via wireless radio
5 hours of video analysis
9 hours of on-the-mat sessions covering
Signal drills
Procedures drills
Positioning, Mobility and Posture
Unorthodox Osaekomi
Valid and Invalid techniques
Review of the prohibited acts
Earn Level E, D and C Coaching Certifications
Taught by Bill Montgomery, these certification courses meet throughout the week. Certification and materials fee: $40
Level E Certification
Conditions of learning
Physical development
The mechanical principles of Judo
Level D Certification
Curricula and lesson plans
Development of training drills
Level C Certification
Development of Integrated Attack Systems for individual players

Exchange Student Judo Class

Hi folks,

Canton YMCA Judo is once again hosting a special class for the Canton Rotary foreign exchange student Fun Weekend event on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00AM.  As before, I'm asking for the loan of your spare gi's in sizes 3 to 5 (or 6?) in standard sizing (old HSU, etc.)  Toraki sizes would probably fall between 2 and 4 or so.  If you have gi's that you can loan for this event it will be most appreciated.

For Hollis Park players, I'll be attending your class on Thursday, March
10 to pick up gi's, so if you can bring them to class that night I'll get them then (or if you can't make it that night, you can no doubt make arrangements with Coach George to drop them off earlier.)

For my players, let me know what you have in advance, and you can simply bring gi's with you to class on the 12th.

And of course, you're all invited to attend our class that morning.

It's always a fun time for all, and the exchange students are great to work with.  If you plan to come, try to arrive by 9:30AM if possible.

We'll be meeting first inside the South entrance to the YMCA to distribute gi's, then moving to the tennis courts where we hold class.

The YMCA is located at 1325 E Ash St, Canton, IL 61520.  

Thanks so much for your support, and I hope to see you at our class!