“It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.”

-Miyamoto Musashi, famed 17th century Samurai-

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Colin Powell, former US Army Chief of Staff, & US Defense Secretary-

“Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.”

– Lou Holtz, football coach Notre Dame University-

Hollywood Juniors’ Scrimmage II

After their in-house tournament, our Juniors traveled for a pre-Thanksgiving scrimmage at Hollywood Judo Dojo this afternoon. The kids had more competitive practice and went onto their natural way of being, mayhem, after the scrimmage and energized with some popsicles. Thank you, our parents, for their support. Thank you to Senseis Erick Mendez and Philippe Morotti of Hollywood Judo Dojo for hosting and organizing our second scrimmage together. Thank you to Sensei Yazmin Bojaca-Bott for coaching and supporting our Juniors.

Thanksgiving Week

We will be open for Judo practice on Monday.

We will be closed for Judo practice on Wednesday and Friday this week, 23 & 25 November.

Day-After Thanksgiving Hike

On the day after Thanksgiving, 26 Saturday 26 November, we will hike Los Liones Canyon to Parker Mesa Overlook. Meet at the end of Los Liones Dr., off Sunset Blvd., at the beginning of the trailhead.

Enjoy this 7.1-mile out-and-back trail near Pacific Palisades, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 45 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. You’ll need to leave pups at home — dogs aren’t allowed on this trail.