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Sen i Judo Club

October 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Brimfield – Sensei Israel Lopez and Sensei Aaron Cote are pleased to announce there will be Free Judo classes at Hitchcock Academy with the Sen i Judo Club  from September  through November 29th!  That is a $165 value.  Students may purchase a gi ( the white garb usually worn) if they wish but it is not mandatory for this 3 month introduction.

Judo, the gentle way, is an Olympic sport,  intended to train the body and mind. It involves using holds and leverage to unbalance the opponent. Sensei Lopez feels it is important to offer this event for free to be able to spread the word about what Judo is, its discipline.

When asked about Judo, Sensei Lopez replied, “ Students’ practice helps them to developdiscipline, confidence, team-work, fitness, and fun. When asked why is it so important in Judo to lean Ukemi Waza first,  I like to quote Ken Miarecki Sensei. “Judoka that are afraid to fall, will never be able to achieve victory with a throw.”  That is my favorite quote because it translates into life.  “Those that are afraid to fail, seldom succeed.”

When asked, Hitchcock’s Executive Director, Susan Gregory shared her thoughts.  “Our goal at Hitchcock is to help enrich lives for all ages through all kinds of programs.  Judo has a special niche, it is a place where students work together and develop a great skill which they can carry with them, with confidence, for a lifetime.”

Judo classes are held all year round. Mondays & Thursdays 4:30-5:45 (6:00 on Thursdays) Ages 14- Adults meet Thursdays & on Sundays 11:30 (times may vary) for private lessons, adults and advanced instruction.

For details and to register for free classes through November, contact Sensei Israel Lopez call 413 279-4330 or email

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October 29, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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