Desert Judo

Sensei Terry Carr, Sensei Todd Venzian , Sensei Jim Smith ,Sensei Brittany Walsh and Sensei Russell

Operating as usual


No Adult Class on Tuesday, July 4th.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day!


It was a both a privilege and an honor to have Peter Gallos (Blue Gi) join us at Desert Judo during his time here in Arizona. As he moves on to the next chapter in his life we will miss his amazing judo, infectious spirit and willingness to learn and share with us.
Good luck to you Peter and be sure to stop by (with your g!) anytime you're back in town!

Photos from Desert Judo's post 05/16/2023

Congratulations to everyone who received a promotion tonight!


Sponsored by: Tucson Dojo
Location: Catalina High Magnet School, Hines Gym, 3645 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716
Date: Saturday April 22, 2023
Registration/Weigh-ins: Tournament site, Friday April 21 from 6:30pm-8pm, Saturday April 22 from 7am-8:30am
Coach/Referee Meeting: Saturday April 22 from 8:30am-9:30am
Tournament Start: Saturday April 22 promptly at 10am, starting with Junior & Masters divisions
11am, starting Adult Novice divisions Awards: Gold medal, Silver medal and one bronze medal for each division
Judo Gis: A white Judo gi is required. A blue Judo gi may be used only when the player is on the blue side. Please bring your own blue and white belts.
Entry Fees: Make checks payable to Tucson Dojo / Cheri McKeown
JUNIORS (age 16 and younger): ADULTS (age 17 and older): ADDITIONAL DIVISIONS:
$30 first division
$40 first division
$20 each additional division
Referee and Table Staff Training: Thanks to those of you that come out and volunteer your time to help Arizona Judo tournaments! This event would not be possible without your participation!
Eligibility: Proof of current insurance membership in USJA, USJF or USA Judo is required. Foreign players must provide current insurance membership in their country’s recognized national Judo organization. No AZ residency requirement.
Divisions: All divisions are determined at the time of weigh-ins and are subject to modification based on entries. Each skill, gender and age category will be separated into weight divisions, generally: light, middle and heavy. All decisions by the tournament director are final. Junior Novice is defined as a player who holds a rank of yellow belt or below. Adult Novice is defined as a player: who holds a rank of yonkyu or below, who has not won any advance divisions, who has not won 2 novice divisions and who has no more than 1-year of Judo experience. Adult Brown is defined as a player who hold a rank of sankyu, nikyu or iikyu.
Boys Divisions
Novice boy 5-6 years Novice boy 7-8 years Novice boy 9-10 years Novice boy 11-12 years Novice boy 13-14 years Novice boy 15-16 years Regular boy 5-6 years Regular boy 7-8 years Regular boy 9-10 years Regular boy 11-12 years Regular boy 13-14 years Regular boy 15-16 years
Girls Divisions
Novice girl 5-6 years Novice girl 7-8 years Novice girl 9-10 years Novice girl 11-12 years Novice girl 13-14 years Novice girl 15-16 years Regular girl 5-6 years Regular girl 7-8 years Regular girl 9-10 years Regular girl 11-12 years Regular girl 13-14 years Regular girl 15-16 years
Adult Divisions
Novice men
Novice woman Brown-belt men Brown-belt women Black-belt men
Black-belt women Veterans men 30+ years Veterans women 30+ years
Rules: All matches will be conducted using the current IJF Contest Rules with the following modifications:
1. No kansetsu-waza (arm locks) in [A] any junior divisions, [B] senior novice divisions or [C] senior brown-belt divisions.
2. No shime waza (chokes) in: [A] any novice junior divisions or [B] regular junior divisions younger than 13-years old.
3. No kanibasame (flying scissors) in any division.
4. Hand touches below the belt during standing play will be a shido penalty.
5. Three (3) shidos will be hansukomake loss for that match
Tournament Director: Steve Owen
Information: Cheri McKeown at 602 430 5361, [email protected] Sanction: USJA #23-pending

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Photos from Yoshin Project's post 09/29/2022
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