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      Hui-O-Judo would like to congratulate Sensei Diane on the birth of her son, Nicholas David Jackson.  Nicholas was born on December 31, 1999 at 12:07 pm at the Maternity Center in Bethesda. He weighed in at 10 pounds and  9 ounces at birth and is 22 inches long, and is currently working to perfect his kiai.


    Hui-O-Judo hosted a Shufu Yudanshakai Clinic on January 15-16, 2000. Sensei Roy Engler, Jr.(IJF-Class A Referee) (from Washington Judo Club) gave a refereeing clinic on Saturday to review recent IJF rule changes, proper positioning of the referee during a contest, proper opening and closing of a contest by the contestants, proper referee hantei signals, negative judo penalties, and an IJF "you make the call" video.   Sensei Miyazaki (Hachidan) (from Washington Judo Club) gave a ne waza clinic on Sunday to teach offense and defense from a sissored leg situation, including shime waza, kansetsu waza, and osekomi waza.  Hui-O-Judo would like to thank Helen, Rachel, and Owen McProuty from PG Judo and Chang Cho from Hui-O-Judo Fairfax, in addition to our own members (Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, Renato Ferreira, and Anne Marie Grunberg) for helping to set up the mats on Friday night.

    Hui-O-Judo sent nine shia players (Christopher Murphy (Tofu), Misha Grunberg, Daniel Grunberg, Dillon Hughes, Robert Dillow, Jennifer Dillow, Renee Reardon, Krissy Reardon, and William Reardon) to the Virginia State Championship/Open Tournament on January 22, 2000.  The team returned with three first place medals, three second place medals, four third place medals, the Outstanding Junior Award (Robert), and a second place finish in the junior team standings (only two points behind Norfolk School of Judo). Sensei Mark represented the club as a referee. Sensei Karl coached the team and helped manage the brackets at the head table.  Anne Marie Grunberg and Tom Smith helped out as non-competitors with timing/scoring.  Hui-O-Judo parents Glenn/Kathleen Reardon, Mike Grunberg, Holly Hughes, Jim/Mariela Murphy, and Rick/Yong Dillow rocked the bleachers like they have never been rocked before.  Daniel and Misha fell before the Dominator (Sensei Karl) in chess, while little Tofu is looking for an opening to take down the Dominator.  Sensei Karl and the Grunberg clan helped set up the shiajo Friday night.


    Hui-O-Judo was represented by Sensei Kurt, Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, Tyler Smith, Krissy Reardon, William Reardon, Steven Pielmeier, and David Pielmeier at the Beltsville Community Center Annual Sports Card Show and Festival held on February 5, 2000.  The club members answered questions about the sport of judo and the club activities at the Beltsville Community Center.  Hui-O-Judo showed off the club's stellar tournament technique with a video from previous competitions. Renato Ferreira and Chris (tofu) Murphy graced us with their presence by making special guest appearances at the Hui-O-Judo booth. 

    Hui-O-Judo would like to wish good luck to Gopaul (O'fer)Shangari, Joe Hemmelt, and Cristo Hernadez as they prepare for the county and regional wrestling tournaments.  Gopaul and Joe wrestle for Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Cristo wrestles for Einstien High School.  Hui-O-Judo club members are combing the countryside for four leaf clovers in an attempt to bolster Gopaul, Joe, and Cristo chances of advancing to the state tournament.  We know they will need all the luck they can get.  Rest assure that the club will leave no stone unturned in our effort to help our cross-sport training, club members. 

    Hui-O-Judo sent three senior shia players (Sensei Kurt, Matt Fink, Ben Bryan) to the United States Naval Academy Invitationalon February 12, 2000. The senior team returned with a first place medal, a second place medal, and two third place medals.  Sensei Ken Tamai represented the club as a bracket manager.  Sensei Karl and Sensei Mark represented the club as referees. Tyler Smith bellowed out pearls of wisdom from mat side to help Kurt, Ben,and Matt squeeze out a couple of wins for the club.

    Hui-O-Judo would like to congratulate Midshipman Robert Alexander (club member in the fourth year of his sabbatical at the United States Naval Academy)  on his engagement to Tina Herman and his forthcoming graduation from the USNA.  The couple will be married in May at the United States Naval Academy.  The club wishes Robert and Tina a long and happy life together.

    Hui-O-Judo would like to thank visiting Sensei Barry Hoffman (Godan) from Baltimore Judo Club, for his expert instruction in Nage-No-Kata and Ne waza on Tuesday, February 15, 2000. 

    Hui-O-Judo hosted the Shufu Yudanshakai Open Tournament on February 19, 2000 at the Beltsville Academic Center.  The Hui-O-Judo senior team consisted of Sensei Kurt, Ben Bryan, Matt Fink, and Damon Felton.  Hui-O-Judo fielded a 17 person junior team which consisted of William, Renee, Krissy Reardon, Daniel, Misha Grunberg, Chris(tofu) Murphy, Robert, Jen Dillow, Jodi Antenor, Dave, Steve Pielmeier, Dillon Hughes, Marco DeVitorio, Tyler Smith, Evon Bonilla, Brian Lopez, and Richard St. Angelo (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn). The senior and junior teams performed well with five first place medals, nine second place medals, and five third place medals.  The junior team finished second behind Starrett from New York City.  The Sensei Ken Tamai served as tournament director.  Sensei John Morrisson (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn), Sensei Mark and Sensei Karl participated as referees.  The junior team was coached by Sensei Kurt.  Sensei Mary, Chang Cho, and Mike Grunberg assisted at the head table.  Tom Smith and Mr. St. Angelo served as timer/scores.  Anne Marie Grunberg and Rick Dillow assisted Sensei Kurt as staticians for Mat 1 and Mat 2.   Glen Reardon acted as EMT support at the tournament.  Kathleen Reardon managed the concession stand and the referee refreshment area.  Paul and Phillis Pielmeier served as the camera  crew, video taping the team matches.  Hui-O-Judo would like to thank Greg, Helen, Rebecca, and Owen from PG Judo and Chang Cho from Hui-O-Judo Ashburn, in addition to our own members (Sensei Tamai, Kevin, Kurt, Karl, Mark, Mary, Renato, and Tom) for helping to set up the mats on Friday night.  The coaching staff at Hui-O-Judo is very pleased with the concerted group effort displayed by the students during the competition to place second in the team standings and with the fine example set by the parents and senior members of the club in performing the numerous tasks of timing, scoring, refereeing, video taping, coaching, helping at the head table, registration, keeping mat statistics, and cheering for the team.  Hui-O-Judo would like to especially thank Mr. Roy Engler Sr. (Washington Judo Club) for his years of service managing the brackets sheet on the head table.  It is his unsung, veteran leadership that permits the tournaments to run smoothly and in a timely fashion. 

     Sensei Jimmy Takemori (shichidan) presented a Shufu Yudanshakai Clinic covering tachi waza on Sunday, February 20, 2000 from 9am to 12 noon.   Takemori Sensei taught the two dozen students alternate entries into ippon seonage, grip fighting, breaking grips, hip blocks, ankle/knee picks, and other advanced judo throws.  Hui-O-Judo students Sensei Tamai, Sensei Morrisson, Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, Renato, William, Krissy, Renee, Robert, Jen, Daniel, Misha, Dave, Steve, and Anna thank Takemori Sensei for his excellent instruction and insight into tachi waza.

     Hui-O-Judo would like to congratulate former club member Greg Gomez on his selection to the Chief Warrant Officers program in the United States Navy.  Greg is a Navy Chief stationed in Italy, who specifically requested to be stationed away from the Washington DC area to avoid the weekly randori beating from the Tamai brothers, and everyone else in the club for that matter.  Hui-O-Judo wishes Greg, and his family, the best of luck in his new post. While Greg was in Italy he became the proud father of another judoka, Sabrina Gomez.  Congratulations to Greg and Dana Gomez and their family.

     Hui-O-Judo mourns the passing of Elmo Caldwell, Sensei of Albright Judo Club.  Caldwell Sensei was a frequent visitor to Hui-O-Judo back in the early days at Berwyn Heights. Caldwell Sensei mastered the sport of judo, and took the time to pass his love and respect of the sport on to the next generation of judoka.  Caldwell Sensei's kind and soft spoken nature will be missed by many.   Hui-O-Judo offers our deepest condolences to the family of Caldwell Sensei and the Albright Judo Club.


     Hui-O-Judo sent two Nage-no-kata teams and one Katame-no-kata team to the Faye Allen Memorial Kata Championships in Glenn Dale, Maryland on March 4, 2000.  The Nage-no-kata team consisting of Sensei Karl(tori) and Sensei Kurt(uke) place first in the open division.  The second team consisting of Renato Ferreira(tori) and Sensei Mark(uke) place second in the open division.  The Katame-no-kata team consisting of Sensei Karl(tori) and Renato Ferreira(uke) placed first in the open division.  Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, and Renato participated in the James J. Burrell Memorial Team Championship as referees.  Hui-O-Judo would like to congratulate Renato Ferreira for stepping up to the plate and completing his first tournament refereeing in official dress uniform.


     Hui-O-Judo hosted the Beltsville Open on March 18, 2000.  The junior team consisted of William, Renee, and Krissy Reardon, Daniel and Misha Grunberg, Robert and Jen Dillow, Jodi Antenor, Dave and Steve Pielmeier, and Marco DeVitorio (11 players).  The senior team consisted of Damon Felton, Renato Ferriera, and Mark Smith (3 players).  The team performed well with five first place medals, six second place medals, and three 3rd place medals.  The junior team place second behind Maryland Judo. Misha Grunberg received tournament honors as Outstanding Junior Judoka. Sensei Tamai served as tournament director. Sensei Kurt coached the junior and senior teams with help from Rick Dillow and Paul.  Sensei John Morrisson (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn),  Sensei Karl and Sensei Mark served as referees.  Sensei Kevin and Mike Grunberg managed the brackets at the head table. Phillis Pielmeier video taped the junior and senior matches.  Glen Reardon served as EMT support.  Kathleen Reardon managed the concession stand and the referee hospitality area.  We had an great tournament but placed 2nd behind Maryland Judo.  Even though we came up a little short, we continue to set our goals high and continue the hunt for the elusive team trophy.  We had an excellent show of support from judokas and parents to provide staffing for the head table, staffing for the mat tables, tournament setup, video recording, coaching, statistics recording, and  referees.  It was team work at it's finest.  Congratulations to everyone who help make the tournament and Hui-O-Judos team a success.  This tournament is a stepping stone to the up and coming Liberty Bell Tournament in Philadelphia.
     Sensei Ken Tamai(godan) presented a Shufu Yudanshakai Clinic covering tachi waza on Sunday, March 19, 2000 from 9am to 12 noon.  Tamai Sensei taught tachi waza techniques and progression between tachi waza directly into osakomi waza. Hui-O-Judo students Sensei Kurt, Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, Renato, Tyler, William, Krissy, Renee, Robert, Jen, Daniel, Misha, Dave, Steve, Chris(tofu), Samatha, Amanda, Stacy, and Kevin thank Tamai Sensei for his guidance in the development of their tachi waza. 

     Hui-O-Judo hosted the Spring Shufu Yudanshakai Promotional on April 1-2, 2000.  Sensei John Anderson(President of Shufu Yudanshakai) presided over the two day event. The Hui-O-Judo junior team, with 20 players, spent a very long Saturday demonstrating our judo knowledge and competition skills.  The junior team represented the club well with 16 kyu promotions and 4 mon promotions.  The senior team(four players) rose to the challenge of matching the junior team's performance with equal drive and determination, and which yielded two kyu promotions and a dan promotion. Hui-O-Judo would like to congratulate Sensei Tamai on his recommendation for promotion to Rokudan by the Shufu Yudanshakai Board of Examiners and Sensei Diane on her promotion to Sandan.  Hui-O-Judo would like to thank Greg, Helen, and Rebecca from P.G. Judo and Chang Cho(Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn), in addition to our own members (Sensei Tamai, Kurt, Karl, Mark, Renato, and Tom) for their assistance in setting up the shiajo Friday night. Sensei Tamai managed registration. Sensei John Morrisson (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn),  Sensei Diane, Sensei Karl, Sensei Mark, and Renato participated as referees. Sensei Kevin and Mike Grunberg managaed the head table.  The junior team was coached by Sensei Kurt. Tom Smith, Rick Dillow, and David Pielmeier assisted Sensei Kurt as staticians for Mat 1 and Mat 2.   Glen Reardon acted as EMT support at the tournament.  Kathleen Reardon managed the concession stand and the referee refreshment area.  Phillis Pielmeier and Jennifer Dillow served as the camera crew, video taping the junior and senior team matches.
Junior Promotions:
Gokyu
Anna Machek, Daniel Yee, Jessica Snyder, Tim Yee, Amanda Yee, Boone Atkins (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn)
Gokyu Mon
Jennifer Dillow
Yonkyu
Samantha Yee, Jodi Antenor, Misha Grunberg, Christopher Murphy, Renee Reardon
Yonkyu Mon
Steve Peilmeier, Evon Bonilla
Sankyu
Daniel Grunberg, Tyler Smith, Krissy Reardon, Robert Dillow, Brian Lopez
Sankyu Mon
William Reardon
Senior Promotions:
Yonkyu
Damon Felton
Sankyu
Tom Smith
Shodan
Renato Ferreira
Sandan
Diane Jackson
Rokudan
Ken Tamai(recommended)


     Hui-O-Judo sent an 11 player junior team and a 2 player senior team to the 12th Annual Liberty Bell Classic on April 8-9, 2000 in Philadelphia, Pa. The junior team consisted of  William, Krissy, and Renee Reardon; Daniel and Misha Grunberg; Tyler Smith, Brian Lopez, Evon Bonilla, Steve and David Peilmeier; and Jodi Antenor.  The senior team consisted of Sensei Chang (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn) and Sensei Mark. The teams returned with a first place trophy and four second place trophies. Ken Tamai manned the helm as head sensei.  Sensei Kurt, Sensei Karl (juniors only), and Blake Smith served as coaches.  Sensei John Morrison (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn), Sensei Diane, Sensei Mark (juniors only), and Sensei Karl (seniors only) served as referees.  The Hui-O-Judo teams were cheered on to victory by a host of parents armed with cameras and video recorders.  It does the Sensei's heart good to see such active involvement of the parents in the development of the kids and the club's judo. The junior team placed fifth behind Starrett, Jamie Towers, and Liberty Bell.

     Sensei Tamai presented a clinic/saturday practice on Saturday April 15, 2000.  Tamai Sensei reviewed common shia mistakes such as bending over or charging your opponent, how to take advantage of these mistakes during a shia, tori control in kesa gatame and yokoshiho gatame, and escapes from kesa gatame and yokoshiho gatame.  Sensei Mark; Blake and Tyler Smith; Tom Smith; William, Krissy, and Renee Reardon; Christopher(Tofu) Murphy; Daniel and Misha Grunberg; Steve and David Peilmeier, and Gopaul Shangari thank Tamai Sensei for presenting the clinic.  Hui-O-Judo would like to thank Tamai Sensei, Sensei Mark, Tom Smith, and Glen Reardon for setting up the mats Friday night. 

     Senseis Kurt and Karl joined a team of other local judoka to represent the state of Maryland in the 2000 USJI Senior Nationals in Houston, Texas from April 27-29, 2000.  Senseis Kurt and Karl placed second in the male Nage-No-Kata division in their first national kata competition.  The Maryland kata team consisted of Gloria Smith/Peggy Whilden(first place, Katame-No-Kata and first place, Ju-No-Kata), Maria Rosciglione/Laurel Faust (third place, Nage-No-Kata), and Senseis Kurt/Karl (second place, Nage-No-Kata).  The Maryland shia team consisted of Charles Cherry (third place), Zara Girnius (first place, masters), Mike Shapiro, and Wiemi Douoguih.  It was pleasure and an honor to be a member of such a fine team of judoka.  Senseis Kurt and Karl would like to thank our coach, Sensei Barry Hoffman (Baltimore Judo Club), for pushing/pulling/dragging/cattle prodding our kata game to the next level.  Sensei Barry's open door/open phone line policy helped to iron out a long list of mistakes and missteps in our kata, which alllowed us to finish within 13 points of the defending national champions.  Sensei Kurt and Karl would like to thank the other senseis in the area who provided helpful guidance to our kata:  Diane Jackson, John Anderson, Jimmy Takemori, Edwin Takemori, John Morrison, Tim Redden, Karen Whilden, Dick Hugh, Fran Vole, Mark Smith, Renato Ferreira, and Tyler Smith.


    Hui-O-Judo sent two players to the Renshinkan Judo Dojo 7th Annual Invitational Championships in Brockport, NY on May 6, 2000.  The team consisted of David Peilmeier and Brian Lopez.  The team returned with a first and second place medal and was coached by Sensei Tamai.


      Hui-O-Judo sent an eight player junior team to the 5th Annual Larenceville Junior Invitational on May 13, 2000 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  The junior team consisted of Misha & Daniel Grunberg, Krissy, Renee, & William Reardon, Tyler Smith, Robert Dillow, and Steve Peilmeier. The team was coached by Sensei Kurt.  Sensei Karl and Sensei Mark served as referees.  Ken Tamai managed the team as head sensei.  Mike Grunberg and Jennifer Dillow served as the camera crew.  The team returned with two first place, three second place, and three third place trophies, along with a second place team trophy (three points behind Spartak and nine points ahead of Victory).  Congratulations to the junior team for bringing home their first team trophy of the year.  The tournament proved to be a very good warm-up for the up-coming Am-Can International Tournament in two weeks.

    Hui-O-Judo sent a twelve member shia team to the 28th Am-Can  Invitational Judo Challenge on May 26-27, 2000 in Buffalo, NY.   The  junior team consisted of Marco DeVitorio, Tyler Smith, Brian Lopez, Ivan  Bonilla, Chris (Tofu) Murphy, Robert Dillow, Misha & Daniel Grunberg,  Krissy, Renee, & William Reardon.  Sensei Mark was the sole senior  representative for the club in shia competition.  Two players stood  toe-to-toe with their international competition and returned with second  place trophies.  The team also had four players who refused to lay down in  the losers bracket, and fought their way back towards the medal rounds to  claim a respectable fourth place finish.  The team looks forward to next  years tournament, when those fourth place finishes will mature into big,  fat trophies.  The team was managed by Tamai Sensei.   The teams were  coached by Sensei Karl and Sensei Mary.  Glen Reardon, Rick Dillow, and  Gabriel Lopez were deputized as assistant coaches to help cover the eight  mats during competition.  Sensei Mark and Sensei John Morrison(Hui-O-Judo,  Ashburn) represented the club as referees.   Celeste Azcue and Mike  Grunberg served as camera crew.  Jim and Mariela Murphy, Yong and Jennifer  Dillow, Kathleen Reardon(team statician), and Michelle Smith joined the  coaches in cheering on our players against some tough competition.  The  Dominator(Sensei Karl) finished the road trip 4-1-2 in chess, but did not  have the opportunity to play all challengers; particularly, Ivan, Tofu,  Tyler, and Marco individually harbor aspirations of dismantling the Dominator.  Special thanks to Sensei Mary for giving up a trip to the  beach in order to help coach the team, and showing the rest of the club  that the "I" in Hui-O-Judo stands for "how can I contribute to my team".

     Hui-O-Judo hosted the 2000 Shufu Yudanshakai USJF Pre-Nationals on June 3, 2000 at the Beltsville Academic Center.  Hui-O-Judo fielded a 20 judoka team consisting of Christopher, Misha, & Daniel Grunberg, Krissy, Renee, & William Reardon, Steve & Dave Peilmeier,  Jameal Delpeche, Tyler Smith, Robert Dillow, Brian Lopez, Ivan Bonilla, Chris(Tofu) Murphy, Daniel, Samantha, Tim, & Amanda Lee, Anna Machak, and Stacey Graves. The team had a strong showing with 11 first place medals, 6 second place medals, three third place medals, and Tyler Smith was named Outstanding Junior Judoka. Sensei John Morrison (Hui-O-Judo, Ashburn), Sensei Diane, Sensei Karl, and Sensei Mark served as referees.  Tamai Sensei managed registration.  Sensei Kurt and Sensei Mary coached the team.  Blake Smith helped as a Timer/Scorer.  Rick Dillow and Anne Marie Grunberg assisted the coaches as staticians.  Sensei Kevin and Mike Grunberg managed the brackets at the head table, and was assisted in preparing the brackets by Jim Murphy.  Sally Machak and Jennifer Dillow served as our camera crew. Kathleen & Glen Reardon(double duty as an EMT), Jim Murphy, Blake Smith kept a watchful eye on the concession stand and referee refreshement area.  The gym seemed to shake all day long with the sound of enthusiatic parents and grandparents as our team did battle on our home turf.  Senseis Tamai and Morrison taught a competitors clinic after the tournament and on the following day.

     Hui-O-Judo sent 5 members to the Coaches and Teachers Certification Clinic on June 24.  The clinic was hosted by John Anderson at the Baltimore Judo Club.  Pam Hinkle(Oxon Hill Judo) served as the clinician with four clubs in attendence(Maryland Judo, Prince George's Judo, Baltimore Judo, and Hui-O-Judo). The club was represented by Kevin Tamai, Kurt Tamai, Karl Tamai, Mary Stakem, and Renato Ferreira.  Other attendees included Barry Hoffman, Mark Dantzler, Ed Rizzo, Ian Bratschi, and Helen McProuty.  The clinic covered a large variety of subjects relating to judo, team work, the role of a coaches and senseis in a dojo, ethics, first aid, safety, conditioning, dieting, and various methods of teaching/coaching.


    Hui-O-Judo sent 12 players to the 2000 USJA Junior National Championships on July 13-15, 2000 in Charlotte, NC.   The team consisted of William, Krissy, and Renee Reardon; Daniel and Misha Grunberg; Steve and David Peilmeier; Brian Lopez; Ivan Bonilla; Robert Dillow; Tyler Smith; and Jodi Antenor.  The team returned with two second place medals, a third place medal, three fourth place medals, and a fifth place showing.  Ken Tamai acted as head sensei.  The team was coached by Kurt Tamai, Karl Tamai, and Mary Stakem.  Blake Smith served as an assistant coach. Mark Smith represented the club as a referee on Saturday.  Mike Grunberg video taped the matches.  The kids were cheered on by Rick Dillow, Jennifer Dillow, Mike/Anne Marie/Christopher Grunberg, Glen/Kathleen Reardon, and Chang Cho.  The tournament served as a debute for the Hui-O-Judo junior team, as they announce their presence on the national scene.  It was pretty exciting watching Tyler and William vie for a national title.  Sensei Karl has been stripped of the title of "the dominator" after suffering recent Chess loses to Tyler Smith, Blake Smith, and Anne Marie Grunberg.  Tyler Smith reigns supreme as the undefeated Hui-O-Judo chessmaster with victories over all challengers, including Ivan Bonilla, Christopher Murphy, Karl Tamai, and Marco DeVitorio.


    Pam Hinkle and the Oxon Hill Judo Club presented the judo version of "Survivor" by hosting a Kohaku Shia on August 5, 2000.  In a kokahu shia, players are thrown out of the contest each round, with immunity from departing the contest being granted only by winning with a wazari or ippon.  William, Krissy, and Renee Reardon represented Hui-O-Judo at the kokahu shia.  William took third place with enough wins to bring home a third place junior boys team trophy.  Renee and Krissy tied for first place and brought home the junior girls team trophy, with Renee bringing home the most points/high score award and Krissy bringing home an award for the most wins in the junior girls division.  Robert Dillow, Rick Dillow, and Karl Tamai helped with timing and scoring.  Sensei Diane showed up to provide moral support to the players.


    Hui-O-Judo sent two players to the Canadian National Tournament on August 5, 2000.  The club was represented by Marco DeVitorio and Jennifer Dillow.  The players were escorted by Tamai Sensei.

     The Virginia Open Championships were held Sunday, September 24 in Arlington Virginia. There were 70 contestants from eight clubs.  Hui-O-Judo Beltsville had 12 competitors in the Junior competition and 3 in the Seniors. Many of the kids fought in multiple divisions and did really well. The  junior team won the Junior Team Trophy with 58 points. Hui-O also had four groups enter in the kata competition and take 3 first place finishes and 1 second.
     During the October 5 class, In honor of the Summer Olympics, Hui-O-Judo held there own version on of the Judo Olympics in our club.  Six contests were held:
  1. Longest dive to zempo kaiten
  2. Fastest to tie obi
  3. Most koshi waza in one minute
  4. Fastest suicide run
  5. Most judo knowledge
  6. Most situps in one minute
We competed in three categories: Yonen, Shonen and Seinen.  Our Olympics started with the athletes pledging to compete to the best of their ability and complete fairly.  An awards ceremony was held the next week to present certificates to the winners and candy to everyone in the club for a job well
done.


     Congratulations to Senseis Kurt and Karl Tamai for opening their own club, College Park Judo.  They will be missed at Hui-O but we are thrilled at their new venture and that they are expanding judo in the Shufu area.  Not only are the skilled shiai players and instructors but also, as they are proving more and more, skilled kata competitors as well.  Good luck Kurt and Karl!  College Park Judo has begun classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park MD 20740, 301-441-2647.


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