Announcements

Gary Takemoto Referee Clinic November 4th

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Olympic referee Gary Takemoto returns for another informative, entertaining clinic. For those seeking local or regional referee certification a CENCO written test will follow the Clinic.  This is a closed book test and Participants are expected to have studied CENCO’s recommended referee manual in advance: http://bit.ly/2xYKEo3; A practical examination will follow during Palo Alto’s tournament on Sunday November 5th at the Menlo-Atherton High School gym.

The clinic will cover both current status and possible future directions for rules and be of great value for Referees, Coaches, and Competitors alike:

  • Referees: Improve your “game” and get ready for further advancement
  • Coaches: Learn how Referees are being guided and prepare your athletes accordingly
  • Competitors: Learn how you can seek ethical advantages and avoid surprises on the mat

Clinic attire is slacks and polo shirts. The cost for CENCO members will be $35 and $40 for members of clubs outside CENCO.

Eligibility: Must be a current USJF, USJA or USJI member and present card

Questions: Please email max.rayner+refclinic@gmail.com

USJF SANCTION # 17-11-12

Sponsored by: CENCO Yudanshakai

Hosted by: Palo Alto Judo Club at Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Registration at 9:30am.  Clinic 10am – 2pm.

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Palo Alto Invitational Judo Tournament Sunday, November 5th – Continental Crown on same day in Seattle

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Palo Alto Judo Club will be having their tournament on Sunday, November 5th at Menlo-Atherton High School. They will have kata competition divisions as well. Please click here for all the detail and entry forms.

The Continental Crown up in Seattle will be the same day this year, also on November 5th. You can find all the details for that tournament by clicking here.

Congratulations to EBJI for a successful tournament – Hanabi up next in October

Thank you and congratulations to East Bay Judo Institute for another successful tournament this past Sunday.

Up next in the Bay Area is the Hanabi Halloween Classic, on Sunday, October 29th 2017, in Albany, California.

Pre-registration at just $30 is available by mailing in or scanning and emailing the entry form. Walk-up registration is $50 so be sure to register early to save money. Click here to download the entry form in Word format.

31st Annual East Bay Invitational Judo Tournament September 17th – Register Online Now

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The 31st Annual East Bay Invitational Judo Tournament is coming right up on September 17th, 2017 at El Cerrito High School.

Convenient online registration is open until September 13th. Click here to register online or to download a paper form.

North Bay Developmental Shiai and Referee Clinic

The North Bay Developmental Shiai will be held August 20th in Petaluma. There are no black belt divisions at this tournament – kyu ranks only for both kids and adults.

As in previous years there will be a referee clinic the day before.

You can download the tournament flyer and all referee clinic documents below.

Referee 2017 clinic

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Refereeing Judo-August 2017

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29th Annual Bojuka Judo Tournament / Eddie Stewart Memorial

Dear Sensei, Officials, and Coaches,

We cordially invite you to our annual Judo Invitational to be held on August 27th in Seaside, CA located on the beautiful Monterey Bay.  Our tournament has been growing in numbers the last few years and we hope to continue that trend this year.  We also invite and request the presence of all the referees, both experienced and developing, to our competition.

The Monterey Bay area usually has very nice weather this time of the year and there are many places to visit to make a nice weekend such as the Monterey Aquarium.

Attached is the tournament information as well as registration forms, we hope that you can make it with your team.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Eddie Nakao
Bojuka Judo
Ganbaru Yudanshakai

Bojuka 2017 Registration Packet

Kata Championships and National Conference

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2017 Ju No Kata National Champions Chishiro Nishitani and Olga Bakhtiarova from Soko Joshi Dojo in San Francisco

Dear Judoka,

Please share these upcoming events and announcements with your judo clubs:

The 29th Fukuda International Kata Championship will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Registration form and information available at www.sokojoshijudo.com/kata.

The USJF National Kata Conference will be held from July 24-28, 2017.  Note that mail in registration ended on June 30, but walk in registration is still available.  Click here for details, including registration form.

Finally, the documentary Mrs. Judo is now available on Amazon for purchase or rent.  Also available on iTunes.

Please help us spread the word about the July Kata Conference, October Kata Tournament, and Mrs. Judo!!!

Pam Mery, Yondan

Soko Joshi Judo Club

Junior Judo Camp at San Jose State July 17-18-19

Just a reminder that the deadline for discounted registration for the SJSU Camp is next Wednesday, July 5th.  Please encourage your students to participate as we believe this should be very educational, fun and a great workout.  Also, if you are able to help with the camp, please let me know which days you can attend.
As you know the camp is now a 3-day camp, Monday-Wednesday, July 17,18 & 19.  Attached are the revised information and registration forms.
Thank you,
Vaughn Imada