City College Tournament coming up!

The City College of San Francisco tournament is coming right up on April 28th. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend this great tournament.

Click here to download the entry form:

2019 CCSF April Tournament Entryform

 

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Cenco Kata Clinics

Cenco kata clinics coming up on April 27th and May 4th, 10 am to 12 pm at Soko Joshi Judo Club, 1622 Castro St. in San Francisco. Great for anyone interested in kata or for fulfilling Cenco kata requirements for shodan rank.

NEW Venue Location for CENCO Cup

Hi Judo Community,

All I can say is, sometimes life just hits you like a bag of rocks!

The CENCO Cup committee was just informed that San Jose State must complete some previously unforeseen maintenance at the Yoshiro Uchida Hall on the same weekend as our event.

We begged, pleaded and tried to have the maintenance postponed but to no prevail.

Now the good news. With the help of the CENCO community, we were able to procure a replacement venue in 1 day that is only about 6 miles away!

New location of the CENCO Cup (thank you Alejandro!)

August Boeger Middle School

Main Gymnasium

1944 Flint Ave. San Jose, CA 95148

Schedule of the day is to remain the same with weigh-ins starting at 7:30AM.

Please inform all your participants and parents of the location change.

We apologize for this inconvenience but Together Through Judo, we will have our #CENCOmoment (just not at SJSU!).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Final registration closes this Friday at midnight and brackets will be out by the following Monday.

Regards,

Andrew

Cenco Cup Team Tournament Set for March 31st

Hi Judo Community!

Since team registration is quickly approaching, the CENCO Cup committee wanted to answer some FAQ’s to clarify anything that may be unclear.

(Q) Is the CENCO Cup only for CENCO clubs?

(A) No – all clubs are welcomed to register a team in the CENCO Cup as long as all participants hold a valid USJF, USJI or USJA membership

(Q) Can my dojo register a team in each of the divisions?

(A) Yes, each dojo is allowed to register 1 team in each division

(Q) If my dojo does not have enough players to field a team in a division, what can we do?

(A) You are welcomed to invite other judokas from other dojos to join your team. However, only 1 dojo will be represented.

(Q) Can my player fight in a higher division i.e. 15 yo in seniors?

(A) Yes – intermediate players are welcomed to fight in the senior division at the discretion of their head instructor and parents.

(Q) If my dojo completes the step 1 team registration, are we guanteed a slot in the CENCO Cup?

(A) No. Team slots will be accepted on a first come first serve basis with only the seeded teams guaranteed entry.

(Q) When will we know if our team registration is accepted?

(A) Once step 1 registration is completed, the CENCO Cup committee will notify you within 24-48 hours of status and provide step 2 instructions

(Q) Can we modify the team roster after teams have been submitted and accepted?

(A)  Yes, if any modifications are needed after registration is complete due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, please contact us immediately at cencocup@gmail.com.

(Q) Is there going to be late registration or walk up registration?

(A) No – all teams must process online step 1 team registration and participants process step 2 player registration on the tournament website www.cencocup.com before midnight on 10/17.

(Q) What will happen if all the team players don’t process step 2 by 3/17?

(A) Major headaches and extra work for us so don’t do that…

More information can be found on the tournament website: www.cencocup.com

Together Through Judo

Spots filling up for Cenco Training Day! Register soon!

Hi Everyone,
We’ve been getting such a great response for this Sunday’s Workout, that we’ll need to move up the registration times for the event to 10:00 am to 10:30 am so that we can ensure a good start at 11 am.
Here is the agenda for the event:
Outside will be with your workout clothes and Inside will be in your Judo gi doing Uchikomi, etc.
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Please forward this new information to all your friends.
Also, Parents, Coaches, and Instructors, we’ll need lots of volunteers to ensure a fun-filled and challenging event. We’ll need help with lunch preparation, chaperoning/encouragement outside, and also extra coaches and instructors helping on the mat! Please bring your sweats and gi too.*;) winking
Thanks for your support!
Sincerely,
Lorne Mayeda
CENCO Development Committee Co-Chair

Cenco Training Day January 20th

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.

All Cenco Clubs welcome at SJSU Friday night open mats

***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.

-Vaughn Imada

Grappling Central Podcast interview with Marti Malloy

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.

Grappling Central episode 343

Junior Competition Clinic with Shintaro Nakano December 15-16

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.

Click here to download the application form —–> 2018 Nakano Judo Winter Camp

Randori, Shiai, Kata – Something for Everyone on the Fall Judo Calendar

daria bilodid ouchigari

(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.