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.
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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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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
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.