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Alaska has three more CERTIFIED NATIONAL REFEREES.
CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE RUST, BRUCE NEENO AND DAVID CHEVERIE.
All three passed their examination at the Continental Crown held in Seattle this last week end. The Evaluators said these were the strongest candidates they had seen and Alaska should be very proud of their performance. Please take a moment to congratulate these guys as they did a great job at a very high level event.
Alaska Judo now has 5 national certified referees active on the mat!
Alaska State championships selected as National Referee testing site
We have the opportunity to increase this number as the Alaska has been selected to be a test site for National Referee Certification this coming May 18th. There are a number of individuals who are or could be ready for testing. We hope you consider taking advantage of the rare opportunity. Anyone interested should contact Dee High as soon as possible.
53rd Annual Alaska State Championship results
The 53rd Annual Alaska State Judo championships were held Saturday March 30, 2012 in the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Contestants from around the state fought to hold the title Alaska State Judo Champion. Clubs represented were: Anchorage Dojo , Arctic Knights Judo, Capital City Judo, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu, Fireweed Judo, Mat-Su Judo, Mountain View Judo, Talkeetna Freestyle Martial Arts, and Yukon Judo. The spirit, technique and sportsmanship of the fighters were excellent; the players, parents, and coaches are all commended. We were all rewarded by the efforts of the many volunteers who worked to make the tournament run smoothly. At the end of the day the contestants and spectators had a wonderful time. Tournament Results
Referee and Coaches clinic
Alaska Judo in cooperation with Mountain View Judo, Mat-su Judo & The Northwest Yudanshakai will be hosting a referee/coaches clinic
Mr. Calvin Terada IJF a referee and resent selection at the IJF Junior world games in South Africa and Mr. Bert Mackey a USA International Coach have been invited to Alaska to host two clinics and to participate at the March 4, Mat-Su Tournament in Wasilla. more details
Alaskans impress at judo championships
A judo team made up of 11 Alaskans competed in the USA Judo Junior Olympic National Championships last week in Irving, Texas, producing some good performances in a meet that drew more than 950 of the top competitors in the country. Read the full story
Published in the Anchorage Daily News, on July 28th, 2011
2011 Alaska State Judo Championships
The 2011 Alaska State Judo Championships were held Saturday, March 26th at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Well over 100 contestants came from as far north as Fairbanks, as far South as Ketchikan, with a few from Canada to test their grappling skills in Alaska largest Judo tournament. The contestants ranged in age from 5 to over 50 years old, with excellent skill shown throughout.Read the full story
2011 Competition Clinic with Kayla Harrison
Sensei Kayla Harrison, USA Judo's top ranked female athlete fighting in the women's 78kg division, will be hosting a series of competition clinics Friday and Saturday March 11 and 12 in the Dimond Center Mall in Anchorage. Sensei Harrison won gold this year at the Senior World Championships in Tokyo Japan.Read the full story
Kata Clinic with international Kata Judges, a greate success!
Families in Alaska benefited greatly from the expertise of international Kata judges Sensei Mike Purcell and Sensei Delynn Purcell.
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Competition Clinic with Olympian inspires Alaska's youth!
Olympian, Sensei Ryan Reser, inspired Alaska's youth while teaching them how hard work and dedication can make your dreams come true.
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