Sunday, October 9, 2011

FYI there is a judo tourment coming up next weekend. 10/15.
Even If you don't feel like you're ready to compete, going to watch will have some value. Let one of us know if you want to go.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall 2011

I'm Jacob I usually instruct the club classes, at VCU.
This Fall we'll practice on Sundays (4-6) and Mondays (6-9), at the Franklin street Gym (

For the newcomers: We are on the 3rd floor. Its a wired building - go the top floor then turn right and go back up another short flight of steps, through the door, and back down some steps. Go straight down the short hall in front of you and into the gym at the end of it. (we should really put up some signs)

Anyway come on down and check us out. If you don't have a gi, no big deal. You can give it a "test drive" without one before you buy one.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Judo: 7/31 & 8/1

There will be no judo practice Sunday 7/31, and practice Monday 8/31 will start at 7PM.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 3rd and 4th

There will be practice on Sunday the 3rd from 4 to 6.
There will NOT be practice on Monday the 4th.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gokyo and Kata

We have been working on the Kata and the Gokyo so far this summer. Joe and Geoff developed a Kansetsuwaza warm up routine that was adapted from the Mifune book, which we are also working. Come on down and join in.

If you want to be involved in the RVA Judo conversation:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Judo Tonight!

The Club will meet tonight (Monday 6/6/11) from 6-9.
This is the first day of the summer schedule which I think is:

Sundays: 4 - 6 pm
Mondays: 6 - 9 pm

I'll change that in the side bar as soon as I can figure out how... anybody know how?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulations are in order!

Congratulations to Jacob Powell for his promotion to Shodan!  Jacob has been a tremendous influence in the VCU Judo club and I, for one, look forward to his continued success as both a teacher and learner of judo.

Also, congratulations to Jesse Claypoole.  Not only has he been elected as the club president for 2011-2012, but he has also advanced to the rank of Ikkyu!

I look forward to practicing with you both in the coming year!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Election Time

Hello Everyone,

We will hold elections on Sunday the 1st. Anyone wishing to have part in the leadership of the Judo club should be at this meeting.

See you then,

Larry D'Arcangelo ( Club President )

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hey Guys,

Just as a reminder we still have practice going on.The numbers have been down so I wanted to remind people of the schedule. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays always from 7 to 9 in the FSG. I know classes are hard so why not take a break and come train with us.

See you soon,

Larry D'Arcangelo ( Club President, Yonkyu )

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

Hey everyone,

Just to let everyone know we will not have practice on Sunday February the 6th because of the Super Bowl. I polled the class last Sunday and most people said they couldn't make it so for that reason we will cancel practice.

See you Wednesday,

Larry D'Arcangelo ( Club President, Yonkyu )

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hello everyone,

Great things are happening this semester. We've added another day so we currently have Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday all from 7 to 9. My plan is to make Thursday Randori (Sparing) day so we can spur more people to show up. As always if you have any questions or if I can help you in anyway please contact me at

See you soon,

Larry D'Arcangelo ( Club President, Yonkyu )

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spring JUDO!!!

Hello again everyone

Winter is here however our break is coming to an end with classes starting again on the 18th. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and didn't put on to much weight during the holiday season. We will be starting our regular schedule again on Sunday the 23rd. So tell everyone to come with uniforms and be ready to learn.

See you on the 23rd in the Franklin Street Gym,

Larry D'Arcangelo ( Club President, Yonkyu )