Announcements

Sunday 10th November 66th Annual Palo Alto Judo Invitational – On line Registration !

Date : Sunday November 10 th 10.am

Location : Menlo-Atherton High School, Ayers Gymnasium 555 Middlefield Road Atherton CA

Registration

Discounted to $40 online up to 10/31/2019. $50 online between 11/01 and 11/8/2019. $70 for walk-ins.

Registration online before 11/8 https://www.strongvon.com/paloaltojudo2019

Information and forms :

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USJF Teacher and Assistant Teacher Cert. Course — November 3, 2019

Course will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at City College of San Francisco!

Continuing education is a process by which all professional organizations maintain excellence in their field. Likewise, the United States Judo Federation, with its long-standing tradition of technical excellence, is committed to serving its members with the latest information and procedures adopted from our international judo community.

The USJF Teachers Institute, Master Teacher certification and the Assistant teacher certification course will be informative and useful in your program. The chapters begin with a related story, and then bite size bits of information. The manual covers Judo History, Judo Philosophy, Ethics in Judo, Judo Biomechanics, Teaching Tools, Systematized Teaching systems; Lesson planning and recognizing and demonstrating Tachi-waza and Ne-waza Techniques.

Clinic Tentative Schedule: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
• 8:30 to 8:50: Check-in: Registration
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Classroom Presentation – Introduction to certification, Teaching Tool Box, Systematized Teaching, Lesson Planning
• 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
• 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm: On the Mat – Teaching Presentation (bring your judogi!), Legal Implications

The assistant judo teacher is the master teacher (Sensei) right hand person. He or she is there to assist the teacher with the conduct of the class. The assistant teacher may present all facets of judo instruction he or she is qualified to instruct. The randori session requires the immediate supervision of the master teacher (Sensei).

We know the importance of judo information is an ever-changing environment and we applaud your efforts to accommodate your future judokas.

Email: Mitchell Palacio, mtpalacio@msn.com to confirm your participation. The USJF Teachers manual is ONLINE at www.usjfteachers.com. Please visit this website for more information.

Saturday , November 2nd Joshi Judo Club is hosting a Nage-no-Kata clinic for Cenco members

Date:    Saturday , November 2.

              10am – noon.   (may go overtime)

Location:   Soko Joshi Judo Club

                    1622 Castro St.

                    San Francisco, CA 94114

Cost:   $20 / per person

Maximum capacity :  10

RSVP  required by :  10/30/2019

Please email to : wmjudo@att.net 

Additional  Nage-no kata clinic will be on December 7, 2019 upon request.

Saturday November 9th Palo Alto Referees and Officials Clinic 2 PM – Online registration !

We have a great team leading us:  Chief Referee Gary Takemoto and Examiners Greg Moore and Dan Israel.

Location Menlo-Atherton High School, in the old Dance Studio next to Ayers Gymnasium, 555 Middlefield Road Atherton CA

Registration :

Online discounted registration of $20 up to November 4th, 2019.  $30 on or after 11/5/2019 and for walk-ins.  Walk-ins should write checks to CENCO

Online registration https://www.strongvon.com/cencorefclinic2019/

2020 SJB 72nd Annual and 28th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament – Sunday, February 16, 2020

SAVE THE DATE !!!

Friends of SJB Judo,

We would like to announce that the 2020 SJB 72nd Annual and 28th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament will be on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the San Jose State University Event Center.  Please save the date. More details to follow on www.sjbjudo.org at a later date.

CENCO WORKOUT – 10/13/19

Sunday October 13th

From 9 AM – 12 PM

Hosted by Silicon Valley Judo

2790 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

For ages 8 years and up. 

Registration is now open!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cenco-workout-for-october-tickets-72459382965

The CENCO Workout will focus on helping attendees measure their strengths and weaknesses in several areas important to maintaining a high level of performance in Judo.

Additionally, attendees will receive a followup analysis and training suggestions to help with focus-training to improve themselves.

The final hour of the workout will include a randori session for all the students to workout together.

For more information contact : Lorne Mayeda, Cenco Development chair, at lsm2000@yahoo.com

5th CENCO Kata Clinic on September 28 & 29

Saturday September 28 – Sunday September 29, 2019

Clinician : Eiko Shephard, 8th Dan

– USA Judo National Class A Kata Judge (All 7 Katas)
– USJF Kata Chairperson USA Judo Kata Vice-Chairperson
– IJF Kata certified (All 5 katas)

Schedule :
Saturday: Katame-no-Kata
Registration: 9:30am – 10:00am
Clinic: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Goshin Jitsu
Registration: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Clinic: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Soko Joshi Judo Club
1622 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Eligibility: Participants must present current USJF, USJI or USJA membership card. Those without a valid registration will be required to register with USJF or USJA at registration desk to be allowed to participate in the clinic.

Registration fee:
$75 both days or $40/day
Cash or check payable to “CENCO”

For more information please contact Wilina Monar wmjudo@att.net

31st FUKUDA KATA CHAMPIONSHIP – 10/19/19

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. – ends at 8:30 a.m.

Tournament Advisor: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan.
Tournament Director: Wilina Monar, 4th dan.
Assistant Tournament Directors: Frances Christie, Laura Tanigawa, Pamela Mery, Kathy Ravano
Head Judge: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan
Note: For this year’s kata championship, we will continue to use the IJF scoring system.
Location: City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility: Male and female players registered with USJF, USJI, or USJA. Competitors must present card.

Foreign competitors must be registered members and in good standing with their national judo association
with proof of same. Foreign competitors must present proof of insurance.

Sanction: USJF Sanction # 19-10-11
Competition Events: 1. Nage-no-Kata 2. Ju-no-Kata 3. Katame-no-Kata 4. Kime-no-Kata 5. Goshin-Jutsu 6. Itsutsu-no-Kata 7. Koshiki-no-Kata

Categories: Senior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Senior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed

USJF Self Defense Committee Report from Mr. Neil Simon

The Self Defense Committee has been assisting several Yudanshakai in launching their own self defense committees.  Over that last three years, the Committee has offered grants to Yudanshakai through the development committee to launch programs.  Several Yudanshakai worked together to develop their self defense programs and curricula to help consolidate resources.  Many of the smaller Yudanshakai did not have the resources to start a new committee so they chose to work together to have a self defense program.

The last two Yudanshakai grants were utilized in May (by the two Hawaii Yudanshakai) and in June (by Shufu).  There were a total of 21 participants in the three Hawaii workshops (13 in Oahu and 4 in Kona for the two certification classes and 4 in the Kona re-certification class).  Shufu had 19 in its certification class and will have a follow-up re-certification class at a later date.  All three organizations recognized the opportunity a self defense program could offer them in order to bring new members into judo.

Shufu President Roy Englert sent out the following email to his constituents which summarized the event well:

“On the heels of a very successful self-defense instructors’ clinic, it may be worth clarifying what we are doing and why.

It is Shufu’s leading goal, as determined by the black belts at a retreat held a couple of years ago, to grow judo. Bringing people into judo through their interest in self-defense is one under-used path.

As every instructor knows, it is important for a dojo to maintain insurance coverage. The USJF self-defense program is the product of negotiations between USJF and our insurance carrier to make sure that there is agreement on how a dojo can incorporate techniques beyond IJF shiai judo and retain coverage.

There are techniques — including de-escalation and situational awareness, not just waza — that can be taught in a one-day seminar to help people defend themselves in common situations, and presenting those techniques can be a public service as well as a gateway to judo. But anyone interested in waza useful in self-defense needs to learn the waza over a period of time and practice them so that they become part of muscle memory. And that is where we judoka can set up a win-win situation, gaining judo students and providing those students with something they want.

The clinics that USJF puts on are not waza clinics. The waza we should teach are existing judo waza (including atemi waza used in the self-defense katas such as kime no kata, koshiki no kata (added) and Goshin Jutsu). The goal of clinics is to explore ways to teach self-defense through the waza we already know, and to learn more about common situations calling for self-defense and about de-escalation and escape techniques, all taking into account learning from neuroscience and other fields of study. The team USJF sends out to the Yudanshakai for this purpose includes a police officer, a lawyer, and a former USJF President familiar with relevant scientific learning as well as strategic planning.”

The Self Defense Committee has exposed 17 Yudanshakai to the USJF Self Defense Process. The Committee will now transition into an oversight role for the program, which will include continued outreach to the Yudanshakai with support and guidance, creation of different additional training opportunities, Continuing Education Unit development, overall program coordination, and when asked provide specific Self Defense Training classes.

The Committee is also in the process of establishing a website for the general public as well as have a private section for trainers, teachers and assistant teachers.  This private section will contain information that can be used by the certified members as well as a discussion forum so specific issues can be discussed.