The Indian Valley Community Center celebrated the grand opening of “The Dojo,” a judo and jujitsu learning center in the heart of Greenville on June 3 and 4.
Sensei Harry Burleson organized the event and over 40 professors and students traveled to attend from as far away as Los Angeles.Saturdaywas devoted to jujitsu only, and each hour of the day small breakout groups learned new skills from some of the highest-ranking senseis in the world.
Professor Jane Carr, a 10th degree black belt and the highest-ranking woman in the country, was on hand to provide additional instruction. Carr, at 78, is an example of physical, spiritual and mental health, all benefits of the art form.
“Local Judo students had an opportunity to participate in a real tournament training,” says Burleson, “and to showcase judo and jujitzu to their community.”
Burleson plans to bring local students to tournaments in Chico, Reno and the Bay Area in the future. He also will be offering other events to Indian Valley.
Classes in Greenville are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings: children’s judo from5:30 to 7 p.m., and adult jujitsu from7:30 to 9 p.m.
For info, contact Burleson at [email protected] or call 624-2428.