Austin Stahl of Cenco member club Nibukikan demonstrates a turtle turnover. From the November 2016 black belt test put on by Cenco.
On Saturday, November 19th, the Central Coast Judo Association convened the fall meeting of the Board of Examiners to test eight people for shodan (first degree black belt) and three people for nidan (second degree black belt). The examinations took place at City College of San Francisco. After reviewing the candidates on paper, we broke into small groups and had a practical examination of their proficiency in throws, pins, chokes, armbars, and combination techniques. All were promoted. Congratulations to the new black belts:
- Shyo Yamamoto – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
- Akiko Balitactac – Palo Alto Judo Club
- Harry Burleson – Nibukikan Judo
- Austin Stahl – Nibukikan Judo
- Rogelio Morales – Nakano Judo Academy
- Juam Gamboa – City College of San Francisco
- David Nguyen – City College of San Francisco
- Ashkan Moghaddan – Berkeley Judo
And congratulations to the new nidans:
- Marcie Miner – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
- Jarrett Miner – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
- Lancelot Kao – City College of San Francisco
Part of the requirement for shodan is to demonstrate proficiency in Nage-No-Kata. Most candidates fulfill this requirement by attending clinics put on by Cenco member club Soko Joshi, but Ashkan Moghaddan elected to demonstrate instead, so we had a very nice demonstration of Nage No Kata. Lancelot Kao did an experimental teaching unit to test his teaching ability and gave us all a lesson on ken-ken uchimata.
Thank you to the Board of Examiners and thank you to everyone that came out for this event.
The fall CCSF tournament is coming up! Come on down and enjoy this great event organized by Mitchell Palacio and the City College of San Francisco Judo Club.
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Location: City College of San Francisco Wellness Center
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. 94112
Time: Tournament will commence at 10:30 am
Entry Fee: $40.00 per contestant, second family member $30.00, third or more family members FREE. Make checks payable to: ML Event Management
Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Additional awards (Medals) will be presented to all competitors
Eligibility: Open to all qualified male and female, Junior/Intermediate and Senior competitors with current USJF, USJA or USA Judo membership cards. Must present current membership card.
Sponsored: CCSF Judo Club
Sanctioned by: USJF 16-12-03
Registration: Registration times on the day of the tournament are:
|Junior Division 5-6yrs / 7-8yrs./ 9-10yrs/11-12yrs||8:00 am to 9:30 am|
|Intermediate Divisions 13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs||10:00 am to 11:30 am|
|Sr. White, Brown and Black Belts||10:00 am to 11:30 am|
Divisions to be contested:
|5-6yrs / 7-8yrs. / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs||White, Yellow, Orange Belts|
|7-8yrs / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs||Blue and Green Belts|
|13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs||White, Yellow, & Blue Belts|
|13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs||Purple Belts|
|Sr. White, Yellow, Green, Blue Belts||Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy|
|Sr. Brown Belts, Black Belts||Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy|
Black Belt competition will begin at 1:30 pm
Elimination: The Pool system of scoring will be used. Contestants will be separated by sex, age, weight and belt color. Depending on the number of contestants, the Tournament Director reserves the right to combine or change groups to benefit the majority of the contestants.
Scoring System: Places will be determined according to the following criteria, in this order:
A. Places will be determined first on the basis of wins.
B. If the numbers of wins are tied, both participants will be awarded the same medal.
Contest Rules: We will use the NEW 2013 Competition Rules (www.ijf.org)
Current IJF Contest Rules Modified as follows:
- Pre 2003 IJF Medical Rule and The CARE system will Not be in use.
- 7 meter competition area with 4 meter between mats with 3 meter safety border on edge.
- No Kani-Basami and No Double knee drop Seoi-Nage in 12 and under
- No Shime waza (chokes) in junior division (12 and under)
- 1st Accidental leg grab for all 12 yrs. and younger will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
- 1st Accidental leg grab for all white belts 13 and older will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
- 2.5 Minutes: (12 and under), Matte Stop Time
- We will use the “Golden Score” process for determining winners in a tied match
- Kansetsu Waza (Armbars) only allowed in the Black Belt Division
- Intermediate, Sr. White and Brown, 3 minutes……Black Belts 5 minutes
Officials Meeting: Officials Clinic/meeting will be held at 9:30 am, 3rd Floor
Tournament Director: Mitchell Palacio Email: email@example.com
Thanks to Sensei Gary for your time. And thanks Melisa Spence for your camera, and Sensei Vaughn Imada for taking the picture.
World Champion Yarden Gerbi (Israel, 63kg) is coming to San Jose for a seminar at Chuck Jefferson Judo on Sunday, January 15th!