Promotional and Ref Clinic Dates Set For This November

CENCO plans to conduct our November promotional meeting on Sunday November 22, 2020.

Candidates will not attend, and the Zoom link will be sent to Board Of Examiners members prior to the meeting.

Please find all the promotion details here:

In anticipation of new Shodan promotional requirements for attendance at a referee clinic, Cenco will offer a clinic on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 10am. Details will be shared prior to that meeting.

JUDOCAST – Sharing inspirational Judo Stories

Sensei Chuck Jefferson started a new podcast, ” Judocast” !!

“I hope can be an inspiration for all judokas.  The podcast is not about me or my club, rather a platform to share inspirational judo stories.   I hope all the Judo clubs could share the podcast with their members.    Sharing the great stories of our community will help inspire people to make Judo a bigger part of their lives.   In times like this, we can use this type of platform to give our members a connection to Judo.    You can find the podcast on all the major podcast platforms and of course it is free for everyone!  ” – Chuck Jefferson

Here are some links to the biggest platforms:

Judocast on Spotfiy

Judocast on Itunes

If you have additional questions please contact :

Chuck Jefferson – – M: 408-605-4872

Thanks for sharing !

USJF Open Mat with Sensei Aoron Kunihiro – 1 JULY at 12 PM (PT)

Open Mat with Sensei Aaron Kunihiro from San Gabriel Judo Club

When : Wednesday, July 1st at 12:00pm Pacific Time (9:00am Hawaii Time, 3:00pm Eastern Time).

Where : Virtual Open Mat Link:
Meeting ID: 839 4778 3491
Password: USJF

See you on Zoom!

USJF Social Media Team

Nage No Kata Clinics – Soko Joshi – Canceled

Date:   April 18, 2020  — RSVP by  4/16/2020

            May 2, 2020  —  RSVP  by   4/30/2020

Time:   12:30 pm – 2:30pm  (may run over time)

Location:   Soko Joshi Judo Club

                  1622 Castro Street

                  San Francisco, CA 94114

Cost:   $20 per person

Maximum capacity :  6 People

Countdown for SJB Tournament Sunday 16th February – Pre-registration deadline : Wednesday February 12, 2020 – 10:00 PM.

The deadline for online pre-registration for the 2020 SJB 72nd Annual and 28th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament is Wednesday February 12, 2020 – 10:00 PM.  You must be pre-registered for the discounted rate and to weigh in at the Satellite locations on Thursday, February 13. If you are pre-registered and cannot not weigh-in at the satellite location on Thursday, you can weigh in on Saturday, February 15 at the SJSU Event Center.  

Walk up registration is open on Saturday, February 15 at the SJSU Event Center, however the reduced rate will not apply.

To register online follow the link    Please refer to the website for satellite locations and other tournament information.

Save the Date : Referee Clinic Saturday 15 Feb 2020 1 -3 PM

The Referee Clinic and written test will be at the SJSU Event Center, aerobics room, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in junction with the tournament on Sunday, February 16.

Contact Vaughn Imada at if you have questions regarding National, Regional and/or Local Referee testing.

The chief referee for the 2020 “Sensei Memorial” will be Calvin Terada. The evaluators will be Dan Israel and Mark Hirota.

Mr. Terada and Mr. Hirota will be in Doha, Qatar the week of January 13, to attend the 2020 International Judo Federation Referee and Coach Seminar. They will present the information they receive from the seminar at the referee clinic on February 15.

Referee Clinic 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. ($20 payable to USA Judo).

New IJF contest rules as adopted by USA Judo discussed. Referees attending clinic must be dressed in referee attire.

National, Regional and Local Referee Candidate written test 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M, or soon after referee clinic.

For further details refer to