All photos courtesy of Brandon Payne
Lori Pierce is a serious competitor despite a visual impairment
Mark Smith applies kata gatame on Lori Pierce in Katame No Kata
The judges watch carefully
John Floyd and Miki Takemori did Ju No Kata
Slow, careful control…
…and the power to lift and throw.
Leah Fisher (DC Judo) and Margie Kettl (Huio) showed their Goshin Jutsu
Margie Kettl gets her weapons ready
She’s coming at me with a stick!
Miki Takemori graciously volunteered to do Katame No Kata with John Fay at the last moment.
Of course, it wasn’t all roses for John…
Rahmon Burton readies his weapons and himself for Goshin Jutsu
But he still got thrown by tori Wayne Lifshitz
DC Judo provided lunch
Zoey and Terence McPartland get ready to serve both vegetarian and meat lasagna options
Mary Raby (DC Judo) finds a quiet moment with Edwin Takemori
Brookland is a festive neighborhood
Regional gathering. Wayne Lifshitz (NIH), Danielle Cain (DC Judo, late of Konan Yudanshakai), Karen Whilden from Maryland and John Floyd from Massachussetts
Rob Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti returned from the IJF World Kata Championship in Amsterdam where they represented the US. They drove back to South Carolina after the event!
Ju no Kata can be fun. Christina Salmond (Baltimore Judo) and Edmund Nsheuko (College Park)
Line up at bow out
Top finishers Wayne Lifshitz and Rahmon Burton
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