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Ketchikan Judoka travels to Camp Bushido West


August 08, 2006

Ketchikan, Alasak - Five local Ketchikan Judoka members recently attended Camp Bushido West in Northern California. Camp attendees included Sensei Justin Breese, Becky King, Alycia Johnson, and Robert Williams. Carlyn Williams attended as a chaperone and Fawn Breese attended as camp baby.

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Sensei Robinson, Carlyn Williams, Justin Breese,
Robert Williams, Becky King, Jessica Davis, Fawn Breese, and Alycia Johnson.
Photo courtesy of Justin Breese.

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Robert Williams throws partner with Seoi Nage.
Photo courtesy of Justin Breese
Becky King, assistant instructor of the Ketchikan Judo Club, said despite record temperatures in the triple digits, the campers enjoyed three to five judo classes a day, swimming, and camp games. King said Camp Bushido is located in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains of California 90 miles North East of Sacramento, CA. This was the camp's 20th year said King.

Regular instructors included Charlie Robinson, Mark and Lisa Guerrero, Hans Ingebretsen, Tony Scuderi and Dave Barlow. This year's special guest sensei was world champion, Dr. Ann Maria Rousey De Mars. She was the first American judoka to win a world championship.

The Ketchikan Judo club raises money, collects airline miles, and accepts companion fares to make sure all club members who want to go to camp can afford to. The Ketchikan Judo club meets every Tuesday and Saturday at the Ketchikan Recreation Center. Child/beginner's class is from 4:15 - 5:15 pm on Tuesdays. Adult/Advanced classes are held Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm and Saturdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend.

King said the campers would like to send a special thank you to Charlie Robinson and Brian O'Hara for their hospitality during the trip.


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