Friendship Tournament 2011

White Dragon Judo Club held their 3rd annual Friendship Tournament. This tournament was set out to promote friendship and goodwill. Many spectators who never seen a judo tournament actually got see how one is conducted.

This year more judo clubs from around the state of Missouri and Illinois were invited to this exciting event. This tournament saw the rising stars of the junior division display skills that can not be taught by a judo coach. The youngsters got an opportunity to test their technical skills against judo players they don’t usually see at every practice. For some young judokas it was the first of many judo tournaments of their young judo careers.

For others it was another tournament to grow from. The seniors and master’s judo divisions saw the emergence of new rivalries and technical development. These judokas set the standard on how hard work and preserverance produces victories and an increased technical competence of the sport of Judo.

Lastly, this tournament displayed the exhibition of goodwill and good sportsmanship which will have an impact on our judokas not just on the mat but off the mat. Next year we hope the tournament will be even bigger and better. Thank you to our supporters who help make this event possible.

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