Thursday, May 27, 2010

The summer class is on going

Just as a reminder to everyone the summer advanced Judo course is taking place in the Franklin Street Gym. It's on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:40 P.M in room 308... Currently there are seven people whom are actively going to the class and I hope to make it to several of these classes (when I'm not working). Also we now have a treasurer... Thea Pepperl (YonKyu). It's good that we found one so quickly and I'm glad that we had such a quick response to the position. At any rate if you can please attend the Advance Judo course because we have a Godan whom commutes in order to teach this class and from what I'm told hes a great instructor.

Hope everyone's summer is going great,

Larry D'Arcangelo (VCU Judo president, 6th Kyu)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A few Judo related things...

Introducing the new President

Larry D'Arcangelo (6th Kyu)

and the Vice President

Shawn Cunningham (6th Kyu)

I hope everyone's semester has ended well and all sport related injuries have healed. I'm now a contributor on this site so we should have updates at least weekly. Currently we are without a treasurer so I have temporarily taken over that position. If anyone is interested in being a treasurer please let me or Shawn know. At any rate our club is currently on a break for the summer and we are attending Dr.Mills (Our academic adviser) class which is being taught by a Go-Dan (5th degree Black belt). This class is being taught in the Franklin street Gym and if your interested please show up because we are tiring to put together a competitive Judo competition team that I hope can attend at least one tournament during the next semester. However if you don't have experience please wait until next semester and join regular club practice. Shawn and I have also came up with a list of goals that we hope to accomplish by the end of this semester.


1. Bring club attendance to at least 10 people who come to practice on a regular basis.

2. Continue with promoting the two principles of Kodokan Judo

3. Getting better times in the Cary Street Gym or getting back to the Franklin Street Gym

4. Attending one or more competitions in order to promote VCU Judo

Next semester we also hope to change up the times... Currently I have on Tuesday from 6 P.M to 9 P.M with Dr.Mills (Shodan 1st Degree Black) then Saturday from 2 P.M to 5 P.M with Geoff (San Kyu or Ni Kyu not sure at this time) and Finally with our hardest working instructor Jacob (EKYU) on Sunday from 5 P.M to 8 P.M of course this is only a rough outline and our instructors availability may change so this is only a outline at this time.

Also here is a message to all New Judoka or even people who haven't practiced Judo ever. If your interested when we start back up in August please drop by once I post the times were a very friendly club that is really interested in promoting our sport with the best of our ability.

It's Going to be a great year guys, I look forward to seeing you all

Larry D'Arcangelo (VCU Judo President , 6 Kyu)