What is the CENCO Training Camp?
A day full of exercises on and off the mat, lunch included.
Why are we doing it?
To give all CENCO judokas and community members the opportunity to come together, train as a group and provide long lasting experiences.
Who can participate?
All ages and experience levels are welcomed to participate.
What do I need to bring?
Make sure to bring your gi, exercise clothes and running shoes (yes, we will be running!).
How much, where is it at and when?
The training camp will cost $20.00 per person (lunch provided) and will be hosted by Silicon Valley Judo (92 North Almaden Boulevard, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95110) on Sunday, January 20th from 11am-2pm. Fees will be used to fund future developmental activities.
***Starts January 18th, 2019***
Dear Cenco Member
Mr. Yosh Uchida has extended an invitation to Cenco clubs to participate in the Friday evening (5:30-7:30) open practice at Yosh Uchida Hall dojo.
For young students, we recommend age 13 and older, at least orange/green belt, but please use your discretion.
He is also asking Cenco club instructors to attend to learn teaching techniques from the SJSU instructors, such as Mike Swain, Kosuke Tanaka and Toni Lettner.
Hope you will take advantage of this offer from Mr. Uchida and the San Jose State University Judo Team. Mr. Uchida has said that no fee is required. Please make sure your Judo membership is current before you attend.
Take a listen to this great interview with Olympic Bronze medalist and World Championship Silver medalist Marti Malloy! You’ll hear about Marti’s early years and how she got started in judo, her competition years and what she’s up to now.
Shintaro Nakano will be having a Competition Clinic coming up soon at his dojo in Santa Clara. For kids between the ages of 10 and 20 with a minimum belt rank of orange.
Click here for more information on the training camp.
(Photo: Daria Bilodid becomes the youngest ever Senior World Champion with her trademark left sided o-uchi-gari in the -48kg final in Baku)
Just a reminder to check the calendar for all the great judo events coming up soon.
On Sunday, October 21, TriValley Judo in Pleasanton will be hosting an open mat for juniors age 6-14. There is no fee.
Also on that Sunday, and every Sunday, there is an open workout with Master CJ Lee at Do Martial Arts in Castro Valley. Come get a great workout with a former South Korean judo champion and local black belts from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and everywhere in between.
The next weekend there are two events. On Saturday the 27th, the Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at the City College of San Francisco. The day after, it’s the Hanabi Halloween Classic in Albany.
Next month it’s more great judo events with the Palo Alto tournament and the CCSF tournament being held on consecutive weekends.
Of interest to referees, the day before the Palo Alto tournament there will be a clinic and testing for both regional and national level referees.
The day before the CCSF tournament, Cenco will be holding our fall promotional exam!
As always check the calendar for all the details on these great events. Thanks to everyone in the Bay Area and Northern California judo community for your effort in organizing these great events.
The fall edition of the CCSF tournament is coming up soon on November 18th, 2018.
We hope to see you all there!
This Sunday, October 7th, the 83rd Annual Capital Open will be held in Sacramento, California. This tournament is hosted by Sacramento Judo, one of the oldest judo clubs in the country.
In addition to regular shiai divisions for kids and adults, it also features kata competition and Master’s divisions for competitors age 30 and up!
Don’t forget to register for the East Bay Judo Invitational. The organizers have made it very easy to REGISTER ONLINE for this tournament, and are offering substantial discounts for early registration.
- Register online up until September 7th – $30
- Register online up until September 14th at midnight – $40
- Register on site in person – $70
It definitely pays to register early! You can also see a list of registered participants here. Cool! More than a month out there are already almost 50 participants, with many more expected.
The 2018 Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at City College of San Francisco on October 27th. Juniors and Seniors will compete in the following categories:
All the details can be found in the official entry form, download it now!