Upcoming Tournament Reminders – Cupertino, Legacy 6, CCSF

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Lots of great competition opportunities available right here in the Bay Area in the next few months.

As always, please check the online calendar here for the latest details. Don’t forget you can import events from the Cenco calendar to your personal Google calendar for easy reminders.

6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th at UC Berkeley

Volunteers Needed Saturday, Feb 24

Cal Judo is hosting the 6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th.

In order to make the tournament a success, we are asking for table helpers, pool runners, and other volunteer support. The competition is scheduled to start at noon, so helping could be a half-day commitment, and volunteers could start after the Saturday judo class.

For those that are unavailable in the morning, we will be moving mats at 6:00am ahead of the Yongmudo tournament held at the same venue, and will need some support with weigh-ins from 9-11.
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
Kleeberger Field House,
University of California, Berkeley
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Registration and Weigh-ins     9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Referee Meeting  11:00 AM
Competition begins      12:00 Noon

For athletes interested in competing, the eligibility requirements are:

  • Be a member in good standing with USA Judo (United States Judo Inc.) or other recognized organization (USJA, USJF, ATJA). A copy of your current membership card will be required at registration
  • Is at least 17 years of age as of the date of the tournament and under the age of 25 as of the date of the tournament.  Proof of age consisting of birth certificate, passport, or current USA Judo membership card having the age verification symbol “V” printed following the date of birth.
  • Is currently enrolled as a full-time Student in an undergraduate program as defined by their institution.
More details and registrations forms are available on the UC Martial Arts website: http://www.ucmap.org/tournaments/

Two wazari = ippon for San Jose Buddhist tournament

Sensei, Coach, Referee,
We will be using at least 2 new 2018 contest rules for the SJB Sensei Memorial Tournament:
1. Two Wazaari are equivalent to Ippon
2. All leg-grabs are Shidos
First leg grab/block is shido
Second leg grab/block is 2nd shido
Third leg grab/block is 3rd shido and Hansokumake.
We invite you to join us at the referee clinic on Saturday, at 2:00 PM at the Event Center in the aerobics room.  Mr. Robert Fukuda, Ms Barbara Shimizu and Mr. Calvin Terada will be discussing these two rules and other rules that will be put into effect in 2018. You can also join us for the referee meeting on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM in the aerobics/official’s room prior to the tournament.
Please distribute this information to others.
Thank you,
Vaughn Imada