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Women’s Judo Class

Posted by Allen Gordon on Wednesday, July 1st, 1998 with No Comments

  I was watching one of the regular classes at the East Bay Judo Institute. It was fascinating the way that very very big people and very very small people were able to train together without anyone busting a gut or getting completely squished. The training I saw was vigorous. It looked as though there...

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Olympic Dreams

Posted by Allen Gordon on Friday, November 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: Last year, we were proud to be represented in the Olympic Trials, and later in Olympic-related activities, by our own Dedra Phillips. As she relates below in her story, the road to the Olympics for many start many years prior to the Games. The ultimate purpose of Judo, of course, is to...

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Uncle Bob’s Wedding

Posted by Allen Gordon on Friday, November 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: If there is anyone all of us know whom we would want to find true happiness in life, it is our own Uncle Bob (UB). He was a mainstay at the "fun house" for years, bringing his own brand of humor and caring to his friends, and discipline and value to the...

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A Winter in Tokyo

Posted by Allen Gordon on Friday, November 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: One of the things that we at EBJI take pride in is our ability not only to bring many visitors from around the world to our dojo, but also for our members to have the opportunity to go around the world. In the past, some of our members have traveled as competitors...

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A Judo Family

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, October 1st, 1996 with No Comments

table border=”0″ cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ columns=”3″>   Editor’s Note: One of the great things about doing Judo the way we do it at EBJI is that all people of all ages can practice together. As described in this article, when a dojo takes on another focus – such as solely on competition – this focus changes...

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The Olympics

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, October 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: Last year there was a sporting event with special significance for us at EBJI, and that was the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. I was fortunate enough to be part of those Games, as were two of our other dojo members, and I want to take some time here to tell you about...

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Getting Involved: One officer’s story

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, October 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Getting Involved: One Officer’s Story by Alan Pagle Editor’s Note: I have always had a vision of having many satellite dojos developed in the local community, all coming under the umbrella of EBJI. Indeed, as described below, one of our fundamental tenets of teaching at EBJI is that one must always give back what...

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See you at the Movies!

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, September 21st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: When I took over the EBJI in 1984, formerly known as the Berkeley Judo Club, there was a handful of dedicated students who stuck with whatever difficult training I could throw at them from the earliest years. Since that time, one of these students, Ken Kokka, graduated from high school, went away...

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1996 Daiheigen Development Events

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, June 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: Development is a crucial and important aspect of any organization. EBJI is fortunate indeed to have one of its students and instructors, Dan Israel, serve as Chairman of the Development Committee of our regional association, Daiheigen Judo Yudanshakai. In this position, Dan is responsible for soliciting consensus from the other member dojos...

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Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, June 1st, 1996 with No Comments

  Editor’s Note: The United States International Invitational Judo Tournament is the premier international Judo event held every year in the United States. Sponsored by the United States Judo, Inc. (USJI), the National Governing Body of Judo in the U.S., the tournament attracts hundreds of top competitors from around the world every year at the...

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