We are honored to announce
the 60th Annual Obukan Judo Shiai & Kata /
Onchi Sensei Memorial Tournament
Obukan is celebrating its 60th annual tournament and 90th year of Judo!
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)*
* USJF Sanction pending.
PCC Cascade Gym
600 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217
SAVE THE DATE!!! 03/19/16
Next year is even bigger as it is our 60th tournament and 90th year
since the first person bowed onto the Obukan tatami.
“Obukan 6090” in 2016!
Ngoc Tran and Tan Nguyen are two of our newest members, but have fallen for Judo. Both only started their Judo careers this past July but have fully immersed themselves in as much training as possible. They have been regular attendees at the Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday practices. They have even attended Saturday Kata practice, which is unusual for students that are just trying to get a grip on Judo. Practicing Kata for beginners can be daunting and intimidating. No so for these two. Ngoc likes going to Kata practice because, “it helps me build a foundation and get better.”
Ngoc Tran and Tan Nguyen
When asked why they started Judo, Ngoc replied, “It’s hard and makes me stronger. It also helps me endure pain.” Tan indicated, “I want to be able to know more about Judo. It’s more useful in real life than others (martial arts).” Both realized early that Judo is not as much about strength as it is technique.
Ichinoe Sensei noted, “I have seen incredible improvement in those two members, and realize that it is because they have been participating at practice twice as much as other members.
Keep it up so you fully understand the methods and mentality of Judo.”
With great attitudes and the effort that these two have put into Judo so far, sky’s the limit for their Judo careers.
Time & Date: Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Place: Shorewood High School
17300 Fremont Avenue North
Seiwakan Judojo will be hosting the first annual Pacific Northwest Kata Championships on May 17, 2014. There will be competition in Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata, Ju no Kata, Kodokan Goshinjutsu, and Kime no Kata.
When: May 17, 2014 at 1pm
Where: Sellwood Community Center
1436 SE Spokane Street
More here at the Seiwakan Event Page