Thursday, March 2, 2017

Announcements for the Week of February 26, 2017

Saturday March 4, Kata Practice at Taishi Dojo from 6 to 8 PM

Sunday March 5, Referee Clinic at Sawtelle Dojo from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, cost is $25 and if you want a certificate, its an additional $25

Sunday March 12, Taishi Judo Tournament, weigh-ins will be at Gardena on Thursday March 9 for those who are pre-regestered.

Monday, March 20, Club Shiai, please arrive early to help set up the Dojo

Saturday, April 8th, Shoriai Practice at our Dojo from 1 to 4 PM.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Announcements for the Week of January 29, 2017

There will be no practice on Monday February 20th, Presidents Day.

Upcoming Tournaments

February 19 - Sensei Memorial Tournament, San Jose, CA

Brown belts and below who have pre-registered will be able to weigh in at the dojo on Thursday, February 16.  

February 26 - Mojica Tournament

We are looking for volunteers to work a scoring table.  Please see Ray Matsumoto for more information.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Announcements for the Week of January 22, 2017

Upcoming Tournaments

January 29 - San Fernando Kohaku Tournament

February 19 - Sensei Memorial Tournament, San Jose

February 26 - Mojica Tournament

World Police and Fire Games

On Thursday August 10, the World Police and Fire Games Judo Championship will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Several members of our Dojo may compete and have been asked to help with scoring. Let us know if you are available to help out.  

Thursday, January 28, 2016

JCI Shoe Drive Fundraiser 
North High is fundraising for a class trip to Japan.  (Please see enclosed flier.) JCI will be holding a Shoe Drive & a Bake Sale on Saturday, Feb 6th from 11AM-2PM.  They will be accepting New & Gently used shoes.  

If you're unable to make it on Saturday, the 6th, a representative will be there next Thursday, Feb 4th after our practice to pick up any shoes from Gardena Judo folks.  In other words, you can bring your donations next Thursday to practice & leave them in the kitchen area.  (please make sure shoes are paired by tying the laces or with rubber bands.  Thank you all for your support!

Referee HEADS UP! ConcussionTraining
All junior and senior referees are to complet the required training by January 31st. Please complete and email your certificate of completion to your registration committee at and cc:

Here is the link:
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Concussion Training (FREE online training – Approx 30 minutes)
  • 5 Parts with Q & A after each part.
  • The CDC offers concussion training and certification upon completion of the training. 
  • ALL yudanshakais, chartered dojos & clubs, teachers, coaches, and referees must complete the CDC Concussion Training online course. 
  • ALL athletes, parents, and legal guardians must be educated via the distribution and use of the CDC Concussion Fact Sheet.

Monday, January 25, 2016

"Thank you to everyone who helped at our GJC Advisor, Eiji Inouye's services this past weekend. I know the family was very touched by the amount of support and presence that we had at the service and reception. 

It warms my heart to know that we don't just profess that we are a family, but that we also show that will be there for each other as a family.  Enclosed you will find a picture that I took with Mrs. Inouye's permission of our awarding posthumously Mr. Eiji Inouye with our first Gold Medal from our GJC 65th Tournament. 

Thank you Inouye Family for sharing your husband & father with Gardena Judo Club.  He will always be Gold in our hearts.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Inouye."
- Rowena, GJC 2016 President