Capital Grapple 2015 Gallery 1

Preparations

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Preparation begins – Dave Morrow (DC Judo) BJJ Referee

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Pooling Matches – DC Judo’s Geof Meixner and Jack Curtis help Tournament Director Terence McPartland get the day started.

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Referees assemble – Nick Madary & Thiafo Romariz (DC Judo) joined by Team Moxie’s Christina Salmond (Baltimore) and Jani Palmer (Passport)

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Weigh In at the head table – Maia Matalon (50/50) checks in

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Passport Coach Jani Palmer prepares Thomas Bartholomew and Carson Purcell for the day’s competition

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College Park Judo Coach Kurt Tamai gets his young competitors ready

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Last minute demonstrations

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Throwing to warm up

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More throwing warm ups

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College Park’s Anastasia Kouloganes helps younger team mates get ready

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Then her coach helps her get ready

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Lily Schurr and Kate Tamai from College Park do uchikomis

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Teammates work together

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Kata competition preceded the main event – Kata Judges Fran Vall (6th Dan – WJC), Karen Whilden and DIane Jackson (both 5th Dan – Huio) brief kata competitors Margie Kettl, Leah Fisher and Greg Goebel

Don't even try attacking with a knife

Don’t even try attacking with a knife… (Kodokan Goshin Jutsu – Leah Fisher and Margie Kettl)

I'll slap you upside your head...

I’ll slap you upside your head…

 

Head Judo Referee Sharon Landstreet (4th Dan - Arlington) gave a rules clinic before matches began. Ambar Graciani (Tech Judo NJ) helped.

Head Judo Referee Sharon Landstreet (4th Dan – Arlington) gave a rules clinic before matches began. Ambar Graciani (Tech Judo NJ) helped.

Not just tell, but show

Not just tell, but show

Competitors listen intently

Competitors listen intently

At all ages

At all ages

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BJJ Referees Maddie Sheng (Passport), Dave Morrow (DC Judo), and Joe Fay (Capitol Combat Sports) assisted by Dennis Byrne brief BJJ competitors on the rules

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BETA Academy team warms up under the happy and watchful eye of Kru Melanie Phungephorn

 

Capital Grapple 2015
Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Gallery 3 | Gallery 4 | Results

 


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