Judo in Medora

The Marquis' class will be introducing Judo to beginners and providing an extra workout to advanced Judoka from Roughrider Judo under the effort of Nik Larson, at the new Life Skills Building (upper floor).   For August, this will be Tuesdays and Thursday's from 4:00-6:00pm, with a different schedule post-Musical.   Classes are there to create an experience of judo for those interested in joining Roughrider Judo in Dickinson, while providing local workout times.   The Medora Judo class will meet for the final time this season on Thursday September 1, 2016, after which we will be on break until Nik Larson can find a new time and days that will work. Details as they become available.

Frozen Tundra Tournament 2016

Announcing A Gentle Ways Judo SHIAI The Frozen Tundra Tournament
Saturday, Jan 9th, 2016 Dickinson High School Wrestling Room 979 13th Ave West, Dickinson, ND. 2016 opened with the usual Frozen Tundra Tournament.  Jan 9th was the date for Josh Jahner, Ryan, Pineapple Dave, Sensei Nick and Ryder to all compete.  Bismarck Gentle Ways' Maryse was a great help running scoreboard, along with Roughrider Judo's own "Three Shido" Steve, Chon and Erich.  Sensei Ficek was primary Referee.  Fargo provided no competition, but Bismarck Gentle Ways brought down a strong showing of Juniors and adults to the Shiai, and Williston sent a novice named Chris.  So we had 18 competitors this year.  After two divisions of adults and juniors, each division tried a "Last Man Standing" Open.  Once you won, you stayed out until defeated. Lightweight Juniors: Third Place:  Ryder from Roughrider Judo Second Place:  Gabriel from Bismarck Gentle Ways First Place:  Kojun from Bismarck Gentle Ways Middleweight Juniors: Third Place:  Taylor from Bismarck Gentle Ways Second Place:  Sully from Bismarck Gentle Ways First Place:  Louis from Bismarck Gentle Ways Last Man Standing Juniors: Third Place:  Ryder from Roughrider Judo Second Place:  Louis from Bismarck Gentle Ways First Place:  Sully from Bismarck Gentle Ways Novice Senior: Third Place:  Erica from Bismarck Gentle Ways Second Place:  Josh  from Roughrider Judo First Place:  Chris from Williston Judo. Advanced Senior: Third Place:  Ryan from Roughrider Judo Second Place:  Sensei Nick from Roughrider Judo First Place:  Sensei Greg from Bismarck Gentle Ways Last Man Standing Senior: Third Place:  Sensei Nick from Roughrider Judo Second Place:  Everett from Bismarck Gentle Ways First Place:  Ryan from Roughrider Judo Best Sportsmanship award went to a deserving young man from Bismarck Gentle Ways named Trey for the best display in a great tournament!