Judo Summer Camp (June 10-14, 2017) – Join us for a one-in-a-lifetime Judo Camp with Mr. Yasuyuki Muneta (2x World Champion & 3x Asian Champion), Mrs. Noriko Kitada (Olympic and World Bronze Medallist), Mr. Masahiko Otsuka (World University and All Japan Champion), and Mr. Kosuke Tanaka (All Japan Champion). The camp will focus on breaking down each clinician’s favorite techniques as well as the keys to applying their techniques in competitive situations. The camp will be held in conjunction with our grand opening on the weekend of June 10th and 11th and is open to juniors and adults of all skill levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with four of Japan’s best judoka!
Japan Judo Study Tour (July 16-27, 2017) – Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Japan, the birthplace of Judo. Spend 10 days immersed in Japanese culture, learning Judo’s rich history on a fully-guided tour, complete with world-class personal instruction and training at 7 top judo dojos. Join other judoka who share your love of Judo and an appreciation for the type of training only Japan can offer. Participants will also train with Mr. Kosei Inoue (uchimata), Mr. Daiki Sakamoto (kumi-kata), and Mr. Dai Asahi (competition drills) in three private sessions. We will visit some of Tokyo’s top tourist destinations, including the Imperial Palace, the Nippon Budokan, the Meiji Jingu Shrine, and the Tokyo Skytree. Our group will stay at the Nittai-Dai University’s Setagaya Guesthouse, located in the heart of Tokyo.
Tadayuki Satoh Seminar (August 11-13, 2017) – Join us for a seminar with Mr. Tadayuki Satoh from Japan. Mr. Satoh will be the techniques and counters of Tomiki Aikido as well as self-defense techniques. Mr. Satoh is one of the world’s leading Japan Aikido Association experts and was taught directly by Tomiki Kenji Sensei, Founder of the Japan Aikido Association. Tomiki Sensei was directly taught by both Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido) and Jigoro Kano (founder of judo), being the first person to achieve 8th Dan in each art. Mr. Satoh is an expert in his field, and in particular, the link between Kodokan Judo and Tomiki-style Aikido. He is Shihan at Waseda University and teaches at the Japan Police University.
Judo Newaza Seminar (August 19-20, 2017) – Come and join us for an amazing experience with one of the world’s premier newaza specialists. Mr. Koji Komuro began studying Judo at the age of 5 and learned Kosen Judo from Kanae Hirata. Over his competitive career, Mr. Komuro achieved medals both at national and international championships. He is a master of two techniques: komlock (named after him) and sode guruma jime. Mr. Komuro was a full time instructor at the Kodokan Judo Institute and is now a full time teacher and coach at Tokyo Daigaku High School. He has produced 2 Judo DVDs and published an instructional book on his style of judo. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with him!
Iaijutsu and Kumitachi Seminar (October 20-22, 2017) – Join us for a seminar with Mr. Yahagi Kunikazu. Mr. Yahagi is a sword specialist and the Headmaster of Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu, a school of kobudo (ancient martial arts) specializing in iaijutsu (quick-draw sword art) and tai kumitachi (partner bokken training). Mr. Yahagi started training in Kendo at the age of 10 and also trained in Judo, attaining a 2nd Dan through the Kodokan. Mr. Yahagi continued his training of Kendo and currently is a Kyoshi 7th Dan through the All Japan Kendo Association. We have trained with Yahagi Sensei in Japan on multiple occasions and this will be his first trip to Oregon. If you are interested in authentic Japanese sword work straight from the source, don’t miss this seminar.