Two more Zoom sessions of Judo Clinics!
Both this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:00am and another at 3:00pm...both Hawaii Time.
To register for the Veteran's Day Virtual Judo Clinic, CLICK HERE to register. Clinic is 9:00am-12:00pm Hawaii Time.
To register for the Masahiro Takamasu Virtual Judo Clinic, CLICK HERE to register. Starts at 3:00pm Hawaii Time.
10.30.20 Latest update from our Mililani YMCA Director is that we can't start classes until we reach TIER 4 as defined by the State.
Got an email from Sensei Mark today that came from the Mililani YMCA Director. They said that classes can NOT be held until we reach TIER 4 as defined by the State...which is basically when everything goes back to normal enough where we can all train together. Stay SAFE!!!!!!!
CLICK HERE to see the updated COVID-19 Guidelines for returning to judo classes. The new guidelines came out on 9.30.20.
Last night there was a JBBAH Board of Directors meeting with new Executive Committee members elected. A bunch of our Sensei got elected to the committee which starts immediately. Congratulations to ALL. Keep in mind, Sensei Mark Muranaka is still President of our National governing body, the USJF. CLICK HERE for full list of JBBAH Committes and Clubs.
For the JBBAH new Executive Committee:
President - Wayne Nakamoto
1st Vice President - Scott Morifuji
2nd Vice President - Herbert Kogasaka
3rd Vice President - Lauren Yoshida
Executive Secretary - Shaena Peralto
Executive Treasurer - Rodney Nakayama
Director at Large - Doris Hatano
Director at Large - Dean Sakata
Director at Large - Ken Tomi
Sensei Gary Hashiro from the Boys & Girls Judo Club, has posted a letter offering VIRTUAL Kata Exams! Very positive letter and intent!!
CLICK HERE to see letter and exam forms.
HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING OKAY!! No judo yet but hopefully we can all stay healthy!
AS OF TONIGHT, OUR JUDO CLASSES WILL BE ON HOLD.
KEEP CHECKING HERE PRIOR TO APRIL TO SEE WHEN WE WILL START UP CLASSES AGAIN. THE CONCERNS OVER THE VIRUS AND POSSIBILITIES OF PASSING ON THE VIRUS TO OTHERS IN CLASS THEN ON TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF JUDO HAS LED TO THIS DECISION.
As of this afternoon, the ILH Judo Tournament scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to CoronaVirus concerns.
Congratulations to our competitors at yesterday's JBBAH Judo Tournament held on Maui for the first time. Jordan Morifuji played several exhibition matches and also won his weight division! You can click on Jordan's name below to see the video of the matches in his division. Kalika and Kairyn Kaga both had no competitors in their division but had some exhibition matches also. Dayton Pa and Starr Tothman-Ramos both had two tough matches in their weight division. Just over 70 competitors showed up on Maui from the Big Island, Oahu and the Maui Clubs.
Sensei Mark was there to guide our team and coach our matches. Sensei Scott was there and helping to Referee the matches for the day. Sorry but Sensei Scott was not in our Team Pictures because he was meeting with other Referees after the tournament.
A couple more pictures are available on our GALLERY page.
Here are the Quick Results:
Dayton Pa - 2nd place
Starr Tothman-Ramos - 2nd place
Kalika Kaga - 1st place
Kairyn Kaga - 1st place
At last night's practice, Sensei Paxton Horiuchi was promoted to Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt) by the USJF and presented to Paxton by Sensei Mark. Sensei Paxton is still living in Las Vegas and attending UNLV. He practices judo in Las Vegas while going to school. He will be going back to school very shortly. Congratulations Sensei Paxton!