Referee Clinic Jan 28th, 2014 7:30 at MVJ Dojo. ​Sensei Calvin Terada IJF “A” Referee put on a great Referee Clinic last night at the MVJ club. We had about 15 coaches, referees and competitors attend the 1.5 hour clinic. Calvin was kind enough to also join us on the mat and workout with our combined kids and senior classes from 6:15 to 7:30. The clubs that were represented at the clinic were, Anchorage Dojo, Mountain View Judo club, Mat-Su Judo Club, and also Artic…Continue Reading “Referee Clinic with International Referee Calvin Terada”

AJI help send 4 national level referees to the Continental Crown Judo tournament on November 2nd 2013. Those that traveled to Seattle over the weekend were Mark Langberg , Bruce Neeno, Steve Rust, Dave​​ Cheverie. This events gives our referees experience refereeing some national caliber competitors and they also get to referee with International level referees. The experience gained here helps to raise our referee levels and standards here at home.

At the October 26th, 2013 Creepy Crawly Tournament we jumped into the deep end and went with one referee on the mat and the two judges watching from the side lines using the Judo Care Video System. We also used the new radio systems that we trained on the previous week at Anchorage Dojo. If we were going to have a scary day with this new tech gear at least the tournament had the appropriate name:)​ All in all everything went extremely well. We still…Continue Reading “First use of the Judo Care Video system and Radio Head Sets”

Alaska has three more CERTIFIED NATIONAL REFEREES. CONGRATULATIONS TO Jay Watts, Howdice Brown and Mark Langberg. And to Swanee Swain for being Re-evaluated to the National level. They all passed their examination at this year (2013) State Championships which was the first time that the State Judo Championships was given the Authority to be used as a National Evaluation Tournament. Big congrats to these guys as they did a great job representing Alaska Judo.

Alaska has three more CERTIFIED NATIONAL REFEREES. CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE RUST, BRUCE NEENO AND DAVID CHEVERIE. All three passed their examination at the 2012 Continental Crown held in Seattle this last week end. The Evaluators said these were strong candidates they 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 high level event. Alaska Judo now has 5 national certified referees active on the mat!