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#1 User is offline   Deborah 

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 11:55 PM

I just moved to Maine in the Ellsworth area (on the coast, near Acadia National Park). The nearest dojo I have identified is 100 miles from here. Are there any judoka in the area of Ellsworth, Bangor, or Belfast? Any interest in starting a dojo? All information appreciated.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:14 AM

wow, you're not kidding.

You might contact:
Maine State Organization
Diane Dubois, President
446 Webster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Phone: 207.783.2392
E-mail: DUBWillow@aol.com

and see if they know of a club in your area, or maybe one associated with a college or university.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:34 AM

View Poststacey, on 17 November 2010 - 07:14 PM, said:

wow, you're not kidding.

You might contact:
Maine State Organization
Diane Dubois, President
446 Webster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Phone: 207.783.2392
E-mail: DUBWillow@aol.com

and see if they know of a club in your area, or maybe one associated with a college or university.



I just sent her an email today, waiting to hear back. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 11:58 PM

Stacey already gave you the address for the USA Judo contact for Maine.


The USJA list 5-clubs in the state, they are in the southern to mid part of the state. There is no listing of clubs for the USJF that I could find for that area. The USJF Yudanshakai for that area does not have a web page.

But you also might try contacting the USJF directly at:

Mailing Address
United States Judo Federation
P.O. Box 338
Ontario, OR. 97914

Telephone
Telephone(541) 889-8753Fax 1(541) 889-5836Fax 2(413) 502-4983


Or you might want to contact the USJA to see if they have an unlisted club in that area.
you can contact the USJA at:

katrina.davis@usja-judo.org, She is the Executive Director.
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:27 AM

Thank you for the additional information and I will try contacting both USJA and USJF. Have not heard from Diane Dubois yet. I'm feeling less optimistic at this point - would be glad even to find someone with a gi to do uchi komi with :hap:



View Postjb1144, on 19 November 2010 - 06:58 PM, said:

Stacey already gave you the address for the USA Judo contact for Maine.


The USJA list 5-clubs in the state, they are in the southern to mid part of the state. There is no listing of clubs for the USJF that I could find for that area. The USJF Yudanshakai for that area does not have a web page.

But you also might try contacting the USJF directly at:

Mailing Address
United States Judo Federation
P.O. Box 338
Ontario, OR. 97914

Telephone
Telephone(541) 889-8753Fax 1(541) 889-5836Fax 2(413) 502-4983


Or you might want to contact the USJA to see if they have an unlisted club in that area.
you can contact the USJA at:

katrina.davis@usja-judo.org, She is the Executive Director.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:28 AM

View PostDeborah, on 19 November 2010 - 06:27 PM, said:

Thank you for the additional information and I will try contacting both USJA and USJF. Have not heard from Diane Dubois yet. I'm feeling less optimistic at this point - would be glad even to find someone with a gi to do uchi komi with :hap:

understand the feeling. Worse comes to worst, start your own club at a Y or rec center. They usually have something at least mildly reasonable for mats.
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:41 AM

Deborah,

I'm moving to Maine from Alaska in about 2-3 months. But I will be living and working out of the Damariscotta area. I'm opening a restaurant in Augusta. Let me know how things turn out for you.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:00 AM

View Postjb1144, on 19 November 2010 - 07:41 PM, said:

Deborah,

I'm moving to Maine from Alaska in about 2-3 months. But I will be living and working out of the Damariscotta area. I'm opening a restaurant in Augusta. Let me know how things turn out for you.



Hi - I haven't found any judo dojo in Down East Maine. There is supposed to be a dojo in Lewiston and maybe in Portland.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:03 AM

View Poststacey, on 19 November 2010 - 07:28 PM, said:

understand the feeling. Worse comes to worst, start your own club at a Y or rec center. They usually have something at least mildly reasonable for mats.



It's getting to that point. But as a nikyu, I'm not qualified to teach. Was hoping to find a black belt who would want to be an instructor.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:14 AM

View PostDeborah, on 03 December 2010 - 10:03 PM, said:

It's getting to that point. But as a nikyu, I'm not qualified to teach. Was hoping to find a black belt who would want to be an instructor.

you might want to ask one of the orgs about whether you can start a club and/or teach. You'll also be amazed at who shows up once you have a time and space. Best bet, though, is to make a commitment to travel at least once a month, if possible, to take in a class with a higher rank so you can continue to learn and get challenged beyond the challenge of teaching.

Last I heard, you'll probably be able to teach under at least one of the orgs.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:53 PM

View PostDeborah, on 03 December 2010 - 11:00 PM, said:

Hi - I haven't found any judo dojo in Down East Maine. There is supposed to be a dojo in Lewiston and maybe in Portland.

Hi, Deb,

Will check around and get back to you by PM, and you're welcome to visit us whenever you like. :amigos:
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