Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mark Your Calendars! - Upcoming Bonnie Korte Clinic

October 21 - Bonnie Korte Clinic
1:00 - 3:00 pm
* more details to come

Bonnie Korte is one of the top female judoka and has been so since before women's judo was given the recognition and respect that men's judo had. A long time friend of Coach George, Bonnie will be giving a Judo Clinic on Sunday October 21 at our Hollis Park location. Mark your calendars! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Visiting National Medalist and Referee THIS THURSDAY

This Thursday at our evening class we will be having a guest. Tracy Hangley is a National Medalist and Referee. If any of you have been to local tournaments, you've probably seen her either performing a kata or as a referee. We hope you can make it this Thursday to meet Tracy. 

Date: Thursday 8/9/18
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Hollis Park Rec Center
                10107 S. Vine Street
                Mapleton, IL 61547

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Blaine Duhs Medals at AJJF Tournament Today

ATJA & AJJF National Judo Championships
American Judo & Jujitsu Federation
American Traditional Jujutsu Association
Date: August 4, 2018

Just got an email from Blaine about the tournament in Atlanta, GA he was at today. Blaine's good friend Josh White set this up and Blaine was excited to attend. Here's his initial report back.


 After a long day of fighting (did I mention long?) I won two and lost two in the Heavy Weight Black Belt Division. The only guy that was under my weight was the first match. Everyone else had me by twenty or better. Fought to a Bronze in the Heavy. More on that later. 

In the Open division I did revenge one of my loses from the Heavy to a 290lb Russian Competitor. But then later in the bracket I lost to him by a Wazari.  And again in the open Mark Fletcher and I clashed like Titans. Mark is a monster!! 

Overall I had a great time. I’m in one piece. And the club is bringing home some more hardware. Seven hard fought matches and I’m going to find some Ibuprofen and a nap!!!

Blaine Duhs 


Congratulations Blaine!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Upcoming Tournament - Gateway Invitational

The annual Gateway Invitation Tournament is coming up! Here are the details: 

Date:                         October 6, 2018
Time:                        8:00 am
Location:                  Overland Community Center
                                  9225 Lackland Road
                                  Overland, MO 63114
Sponsor:                  White Dragon Judo Club
More Information:  USA Judo's Website HERE

We will be taking a team. If you are interested in going, let Coach George know so we can set up rides. Big thanks to White Dragon Judo for sponsoring this event again. We look forward to seeing everyone there!