This was a great little tournament held at Alameda high school on May 22nd, 2016. It’s run by Small Circle Jujitsu, the school that the late great Wally Jay founded. Wally Jay was one of Dr. Feng’s judo and jujitsu teachers. The referees all wore Hawaiian shirts, and the tournament started with a young lady in a grass skirt blowing a conch in four directions. Pretty neat!
Representing Oakland Judo were Isaac Okajima, John Elison, and Jason Pollock. Three entries, and three medals – two silver and a bronze. Great work! Competition is a great way to sharpen your skills in a hurry.
Big thanks to all the friends and family that came out to support – your presence makes a big difference!
I encourage everyone to subscribe to the Oakland Judo YouTube channel to catch up on tournament matches.