Summer Friendship Tournament 2017

The Belleville Judo Club hosted the first Friendship Tournament of the year on July 1, 2017. Chad 2017 Summer Friendship Tournament (3)Purdy was the tournament director for this event. Derick Wellman and the legendary 7th dan Randy Pierce officiated the event. This summer’s Friendship Tournament was different from the others because it displayed a different set of rules. The AAU freestyle judo rules were implemented for this tournament. It was a learning experience for all as the match scoring are based on a point system. Team White Dragon consisted of some the best junior judokas in White Dragon Judo Club. The juniors put on an exhibition of excellent Kodokan Judo. This tournament’s purpose is to help parents, junior and senior judokas learn about how a shiai tournament is conducted. Judokas young and old find out fast the purpose of all those drills and exercises they do in practice. Everybody WINS! Everybody gets a medal and everybody has fun. Interested? What are you waiting for? Get on the mat! There is plenty of room. Judo is a great exercise and you might gain a friend or two in the process. Contact us and checkout the website at

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