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Tomodachi Judo Club
Lisa Rogers Layon, Esq.
June 10, 1966 - February 26, 2002
January 27, 1931 - January 6, 2007
Richard G. Blais, Yondan
August 10, 1949 - January 30, 2011
Adam Rosenthal, Sandan
October 16, 1971 - Feb 17, 2011
Michelle Holtze, Shichidan
Close friend of Tomodachi
August 19, 1954 - August (?), 2016
Hachidan awarded August 2016 (posthumously, dated: December 4, 2018)
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tournaments and other events.
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Upcoming Events (by Mike Szrejter)
Palm Beach County: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach
Coral Springs YMCA Judo Club is now independent of Tomodachi.
(We are a non-profit club and
are within easy driving distance for
Florida residents in
Delray Beach, Lantana.)
Class fees at both sites are about $30 per month, and the student can attend more than 20 hours a month of this fee.
Some of this goes into our general funds for supplies
and events. In particular,
we've bought mats for our tournaments, and paid for some of
our students to register at national camps.
All instructors volunteer their time.
Check out non-profit organizations at:
Stolen Judo Jokes
For FAU students at the Jupiter campus, check out the classes offered by Sensei Jerry Dooley, rokkudan (shichidan now?). Be prepared to work hard.
He also has a product (see:
http://www.theworkoutbuddy.com/) that he developed to help Judo players with their training.
Several people have e-mailed me
requesting locations of Ju Jitsu schools.
Some of our club members have
studied and are still studying
However, my club practices focus almost
exclusively on Judo.
This should not be enough for a student who
is really serious about studying Ju Jitsu,
rather than Judo. That student should look for a traditional
Ju Jitsu school.
In my opinion, the best in this area is
in Lake Worth, Florida.
The instructor is
Grand Master and 10th Dan Vee Jitsu Ryu Ju Jitsu,
and the Grand Master and Founder of Niseido® Ju Jitsu.
He also holds the rank of Yondan in Judo.
If you want to sign up with him,
be prepared to spend time on a waiting list.
I believe he only takes adult students, although this may change in the future.
(I wish I had time to study there.)
do very well at our Judo tournaments.
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
Office: Room 237, Science & Engineering
Phone: (561) 297-3350
Fax: (561) 297-2436
You can check non-profit agencies at:
Last modified December 14, 1998, by S.C. Locke.
(Some links updated, February 2019.)
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