New Section Added to OJI Website - Misc. Info for Promotion of Judo
The following Ideas, Efforts, Reference Material, etc. are provided for use by member clubs and others to promote Judo and your club. Articles listed here generally do not fall into specific other categories on the Ohio Web Site.
Notice to All Judo Friends -
Bob Spraley (Shichidan) Passes
Note from Mark Hunter:
Ohio lost a Great Judo Leader Friday. Hope everyone takes out time to remember Bob Spraley. He ran one of the largest Judo Programs in the Dayton/ Tipp City area. We will miss him. Rest in Peace Bob.
Commentary by Russ Scherer:
This Friday we lost a judo coach, instructor, player, innovator and friend. Bob Spraley lost his battle with cancer after a long fight. I first met Bob at the Kittyhawk Judo Club during the 1970's. He has been an instructor at several judo clubs in the Dayton area including at a minimum: the Darke County YMCA J.C., the Piqua YMCA J.C., the Sinclair College J.C. and the Epizoundes J.C. with John Powell. Bob, a 7th Degree Black Belt in Judo, is also known around the country for his establishment of Juido, a physical training program for adults, which is based on Judo principles.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Spraley family. Additional information follows:
TIPP CITY — Robert H. Spraley, age 69, Tipp City died Friday.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at St. John's Catholic Church in Tipp City.
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371
Click HERE for Results of the 2016 Ohio Open Judo Championships held April 2nd in Sylvania, OH
OJI High School Scholar Program - 2015 Achievers Recognized
In addition to the two Judoka previously recognized as recipients of 2015 OJI Academic Scholarships, two underclassmen qualify as OJI High Honors Scholar Judoka. The four qualifying judoka for 2015 are:
Molly Donovan - Kettering Fairmont High School Senior - Kettering Rec Center Judo Club (Scholarship Recipient)
Jared Kastner - Home Schooled Senior - Kettering Rec Center Judo Club (Scholarship Recipient)
Josh Kastner - Home Schooled Sophomore - Kettering Rec Center Judo Club - High Honors
Rose Tyler - BeavercreekHigh School Sophomore - Kettering Rec Center Judo Club - High Honors
For a listing of all previous achievers click HERE