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Practice Times:
Monday:
Open Mat – 6pm -7:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday:
Juniors and Beginners – 6pm – 7pm
Seniors – 7pm- 8:30pm
Saturday Morning:
Advanced – 8am-10am.
Kata -10:30am-noon

Where: 7333 NE Fremont Map

Ph: (503) 208-3035

Obukan Club Dues

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Saturday Morning Advanced Judo

Saturday Morning Judo!! Get up, get your blood flowing, your toes moving and your Uchikomi going!!! 8am winning Judo practice! Winning by Ippon.. we are old school. You ain’t winning unless your scoring Ippon…
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Saturday Morning Kata Practice

Come practice and learn Kata from Ichinoe Sensei. Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata and Ju no Kata. Just beginning to learn or brushing up, this is the perfect opportunity to start. Begins at 10:30AM on Saturdays until 12 noon.
Obukan News

Obukan at OSU Tournament
Obukan at OSU Tournament
Congratulations Obukan! What a fun day at the OSU tournament. OSU put on a great tournament. Every Obukan player did well. Justin C. Houk moved well and fought with his whole heart for a...
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Promoted To Rokudan!
Promoted To Rokudan!
Obukan is proud to announce the promotions of both Mark Hirota Sensei and Rod Conduragis Sensei to the rank of Rokudan, blackbelt 6th degree. Congratulations!!!
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Wednesday Night Newaza
Wednesday Night Newaza
Old School Newaza tonight at Obukan!! Wednesday Night Judo Starts at 6:30 PM!!! Give yourself 6 months of this class and watch the changes in your Judo Game!! Can you commit? First Half No-Gi...
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Rod ConduragisSorry Closed for the holiday. Middlebrooks Sensei is BBQing today.

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Rod Conduragis shared USA Judo's post to the group: Obukan Judo Dojo, Inc.

A big shout out to the 2016 WORLD Judo MASTER CHAMPION Travis Stevens and congratulating him for his amazing accomplishment this weekend! Such a true Champion as his dedicated this win to his first Sensei Jim Harai Senior who we just lost this past week. Look for Travis Stevens to keep the momentum up on his way to Rio and the 2016 Olympics!!! Travis Stevens has been a long time friend of Obukan having grown up in the Pacific NW!!!! Go Travis Go!!!
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Travis Stevens, U.S. Judo Athlete wins GOLD at the 2016 Judo World Masters! He makes history as the first USA Male judoka to win gold at a World Masters!

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Obukan Think about this! The Judo axiom of Minimal Effort with Maximum Efficiency = Great Judo. That's what we all strive for. However when you begin judo this is the hardest concept. Most students start with Maximum Effort as they want to give 110% using all of the power and strength in every judo move. This leads to Maximum Effort with Minimum Efficiency = ineffective judo and worst of all injuries to yourself and your partners. This is a difficult mindset to overcome. Yes there is Effort in Judo. But what does that mean to you? You're thinking I am giving all I have and I am still not getting anywhere, plus I am getting hurt all the time. It's like you're driving a Muscle Car and the light turns green and you jam the accelerator pedal all the way down. The engine is so powerful that al the torque goes to real wheels and all they do is smoke & spin! Worst of all your tires may lose grip and you may lose control, crash or at least get a fender bender. The guy next to you has launch control, plus he eases on to the gas and he moves off the line smoothly. What's the difference? He's more efficient at putting the power to his wheels, he's using minimal effort giving only enough pressure to the gas pedal. Just the right amount of effort is being applied to his wheels. He has technique you have power! Much more Power than him!! He completes his journey and you crash! You get discourage, take time off, makes it difficult to start again and you're done. So here's what we need to do to change from Maximum Effort = Minimal Efficiency. We need to add three very important aspects to your Judo. Time, Correct Practice and Patience. And this is the easiest thing to do. You simply need more time in the driver seat. More time driving around the track which is more judo practice, which is more time at the dojo. More time on the mat and the patience to allow this time to grow and change you with correct practice. You can't get this with out being there, committed, engaged and investing in yourself. Its much more than just showing up. This gives you the equation of Time + Correct Practice + Patience(taking lots of falls) = Correct Judo Technique. Technique changes the equation to Minimal Effort = Maximum Efficiency = Good Proper Judo = Less injuries = Fun = Longevity! This is life long change. This has profound changes in you both on and off the mat. Can you change your mindset and endure? There are no quick fixes it just takes time. :) Gambatte!! Happy Memorial Day!!

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Marko NikolovskiHits home sensei Rod. Thanks for this.

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