Fall Clinic

This year our theme is Lokahi, Hawaiian for Harmony and Unity.

We will have over 20 National and International Instructors this year from a variety of styles. Our hope is that all represented will find a relationship between what each of us does. This may give each of us a different perspective on how and what to bring back into our art form we each study.

At our clinic this year we will have 4 mat areas, an outside training area, and 2 healing art class rooms. Massage treatments will be available on site for $80 a session

We will have 8 American Judo and Jujitsu Federation Professors at this year’s event:

  • Senior Professor Tom Ball
  • Professor John Congistre
  • Professor Tom Hill
  • Professor Robert Hodgkin
  • Professor Tom Ryan
  • Professor Kevin Colton
  • Professor Marty Brzykcy
  • Professor Troy Shehorn

In addition, Guro Abundio Baet, Joshua White Sensei, Matsushita Sensei, Tony Zimkowski Sensei, Tom Reiff Sensei, Gerard Trawinski Sensei, Shihan Gary Shull, Richard Cooper Sensei, Aaron Blackwell Sensei, Guro Rick White, Doug Musser Sensei, Chuck Harris Sensei, Renshi John Penn, Mike Wheeler Sensei, Filiberto Gutierrez Sensei, Thabiti Sabahive Sensei, Chuck Segard Sensei and more!

If you have Kendo equipment, bring it.  Matsushita Sensei will be doing Kendo classes this year as well.

We are hoping to have 2 special guests, Dr. Lisa Capriotti and Robert Gouthro.  They are Kodokan Kata Champions and have competed both nationally and internationally.  Come and learn some of the Judo Katas from some of the best.  

We will also be having Black Belt examinations, Module 1 and 2 DZRSI examinations as well as a lot of great classes.

***Spiritual Training Class

On Friday evening, we will be having a special “Spiritual Training Class” at the hotel. This will be a BYOB event, so bring your favorite “spirit” to share!  With every toast we are hoping for a teaching.  This is an adult class in the tradition of late Professor Pat Browne.


We are planning a get together each night in the hotel’s  “hospitality suite” for fellowship. Snacks and munchies will be provided,  but BYOB if you plan to have a few.  We might even have some good ole South Carolina shine to share!!.


Classes will take place at Palmetto Jujitsu Academy, just one exit from the hotel.

Palmetto Jujitsu Academy & Healing Arts
372 Riverchase Way
Lexington, SC 29072

Clinic Schedule

To be announced

Adult Registrations

Adults or kids 16+ use this form to register and pay online now.

Youth Registrations

Parents can use this for children 15 and under to register and pay online now.

Clinic Flyer

Please print our clinic flyer to share in your dojo.


We are at the same hotel,
the Baymont Inn & Suites, on Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, SC, 29210
Phone: (803)731-2300

  • room rate is $75 a night ( plus tax ) – 2 queen beds ( breakfast included )
  • suite is $82 a night ( plus tax ) – 2 queen beds, living area w/pullout ( breakfast included )

The deadline for hotel registration at this price is October 1, 2018.

Baymont Inn & Suites

Palmetto Jujitsu Academy