We are happy to have had a strong showing, good Judo competition, and a great clinic at the 2012 Faye Allen Memorial Kata Championship and Nage no Kata Clinic.
Judo is growing…and we hope to see even more competitors and students next year. Thanks to Chuck Medani for these great photos!
Terence McPartland, DC Judo
Participants in the Faye Allen Kata event get ready to bow in.
Intermediate Team Michelle Veloso and Wayne Stone perform Ju No Kata
Karl Tamai about to “throw” Fran Vall in Ju No Kata
Faye Allen 2012 Judges Panel: Kevin Tamai, Karl Tamai, Jimmy Takemori, Kevin Hobbs, Karen Whilden, Diane Jackson with Fran Vall and Terence McPartland looking on.
Karen Whilden Judging Carefully
Experienced Tournament Director Kevin Tamai helps newbie Director Terence McPartland while Sarah O’Brien works as Score Recorder.
Nage No Kata Clinic
Ron Tebben 2009 World Judo Champion (70+ age group) ready to be thrown by partner John Wakelin. They traveled from WV to throw and be thrown.
Clinician Edwin Takemori explains what to do next
Lorraine Nardone working with her teacher, Kevin Hobbs
Four Kata Teachers. Edwin Takemori works with Diane Jackson as Karen Whilden and Fran Vall listen in.
DC Judo’s Leah Fisher shows guests our hospitality
Judo is a family affair. Host Terence McPartland assisted by his daughter Alanna Covington.
Mark Smith coaching on the lunch options.
Fran Vall, 6th dan, with Lorraine Nardone and Angela Nevin from Pennsylvania.
Kevin Tamai doesn’t want to miss anything. Aaron Graybill and Shaun Eddy look on
Fran Vall looks ahead to Judo’s future.
Kevin Hobbs with Michelle and Martin Veloso enjoying the day
Diane Jackson, Kevin Hobbs, and Karen Whilden
Having worked a lifetime in Judo, brothers Jimmy and Edwin Takemori take a break on the bleachers.