On February 5th, American Judo & Ippon Judo Dojo hosted the 2023 Future Stars 17 tournament. This event was geared towards white and yellow belt judoka and had over 100 competitors from all over Washington and the surrounding states! Tournament Director and National Judo Coach Jason Harai provided an incredible environment for these young judoka to have fun while challenging themselves. The American Judo team helped with registrations, bracketing, and technology setup - all of which combined to make this a successful event.
A Positive Environment for Young Athletes
The 2023 Future Stars event created an environment that was encouraging and positive, inspiring young judoka to continue their journey in the martial art. It also provided experienced referees with a platform to practice what they've learned so far while pushing themselves to do better. With National Judo Coach Jason Harai's guidance, these competitors were able to get feedback on their technique as well as experience competing against others in a safe environment. The tournament was both educational and entertaining for every competitor!
In addition to registrations, bracketing, and other organizational duties, the American Judo team was also responsible for setting up various pieces of technology at the tournament. From streaming video equipment to scoreboards and display monitors, this technology allowed spectators to follow along with each match in real-time while providing an interactive viewing experience that allowed everyone involved to get more out of the event experience. This technology setup helped make this tournament one of the most engaging events of its kind!
Giving Back To The Community
The 2023 Future Stars 17 tournament exemplified Jason Harai's commitment to giving back to his local community. As a coach, he is passionate about helping young judoka develop their skills while providing them with practical experiences such as competitions like this one. His dedication extends beyond just teaching technique though; he also provides mentorship opportunities through seminars and workshops as well as helps facilitate camps where students can learn from instructors from all over the country. All of these efforts combine together into a larger mission of empowering judoka in his community so that they can be successful athletes both inside and outside of tournaments like 2023 Future Stars 17!
The 2023 Future Stars 17 tournament was an exciting event that showcased some of Washington's best white and yellow belt judoka! Tournament Director Jason Harai created an environment that was both encouraging and educational--and it wouldn't have been possible without assistance from American Judo who managed registrations, bracketings, and even technology setup at the event! All in all, it was clear that this tournament will help create future stars in Washington State's Judo community!