Announcements

15th Annual Professor Jay Aloha Invitational Judo Tournament – May 20th

Sensei Dave Quinonez at the 2017 tournament.

The Alameda tournament will be held May 20th! This is a fun tournament where the referees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts to celebrate the aloha spirit of the late Professor Wally Jay.

Full entry form with all the details can be downloaded here:

Professor Wally_Jay complete application 2018

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Goshin-Jitsu and Kime-No-Kata Clinic June 2nd/3rd with Eiko Shepherd at Soko Joshi

There will be a kata clinic with Sensei Eiko Shepherd on June 2nd and 3rd at Soko Joshi in San Francisco. The seminar will be all day both Saturday and Sunday and will cover Goshin-Jitsu and Kime-No-Kata.

Sensei Shepherd is an eighth-degree black belt (hachidan) and an expert in kata. Click here to read more about Sensei Shepherd in this 2012 article from USA Judo (PDF).

Please see the attached flyer for details on the clinic: Cenco Kata Clinic_6_3_18 (PDF)

North Bay Developmental Shiai and Referee Clinic – August 18-19

The North Bay Developmental Shiai will be held in a NEW LOCATION this year – Casa Grande High School in Petaluma. The day before there will be a referee clinic at the Kenilworth Teen Center the day before, with practical testing held at the tournament the next day.

Full details in the info packet available here for download:

North Bay Shiai 2018 (PDF)

Referee Clinic_2018 (PDF)

Pre-Tournament Clinic for Coaches and Referees – CCSF Spring Tournament

USJF Sanction # 18-04-19

The CCSF Invitational tournament on April 22, 2018 will be fought under the new IJF 2018 rules with minor modifications outlined in the tournament entry form.

Cenco will be offering a clinic on the latest IJF rules and USA Judo interpretations for referees and coaches the day before, on Saturday, April 21st starting at 10am, also at CCSF.  $25 for CENCO members, $30 for others.
The USA Judo explanations of the IJF new 2018 rules have been incorporated in this Referee manual:
 Referee & Coaches’ Clinic
Sat, April 21, 10am – 4pm
City College of San Francisco – Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA (map)
Referee & Coaches’ Clinic will be held in an upstairs classroom. Same building as CCSF tournaments. Clinic will start at 10am with a break for lunch 12-1 on your own. The clinic will end no later than 3pm. A referee test will be given at 3pm (or sooner if the clinic ends earlier) for those wanting to test for local or regional referee certification. Test will be closed book.

If your club is sending anybody to take the referee test, PLEASE make sure to forward this link so they can study the referee manual BEFORE the test: https://cencojudo.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/refereeing-judo-april-2018.pdf
Those seeking certification will be expected to attend the officials’ meeting at the CCSF Spring Tournament the following day (9;30am, Sunday April 22) and referee all day. 
Please print the Referee-coach-clinic-flier-and-registration-form and the required Referee-coach-clinic-waiver-and-liability-release which all participants should fill in and sign before arrival.

USJF Coach Certification April 7th in Santa Clara

Dear Cenco Member,

There will be a USJF Coach Certification Clinic in Santa Clara on Saturday, April 7, 2018 hosted by Santa Clara PAL. This is a good opportunity to get or renew your Coach Certification through USJF. They have cut down the requirements from a 2-day clinic previously to a one day clinic. Also, USJF certification is now recognized at USA Judo National events. Details and entry form attached.

Vaughn Imada

2018USJF_Coach_Certification_Clinic (PDF)

 

Congratulations to Berkeley Genco on your top-ranked youth athletes!

Cenco member club Berkeley Genco ended 2017 with four youth athletes ranked #1 in the USA. Their names and categories are:

  • Tugsbayar Chagnaadorj: Bantam 3 Male 31kg
  • Ankhbayar Chagnaadorj: Intermediate 1 Female 43kg
  • Khuslen Munkhbayasgalan: Bantam 3 Female 27kg
  • Khongorzul Munkbayasgalan: Juvenile A Female 48kg

Well done ladies and gentlemen! You can follow Berkeley Genco on Instagram here.

Nanka Elite Training Camp in May

 

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This looks like an amazing camp!!! Let’s all go!!!
Dear Judo Family,
Nanka would like to invite you all to our 2018 Nanka Elite Training Camp during the Memorial Day long weekend.  Please read the application and RSVP your spots as soon as possible.

Look forward to seeing you all at the camp.

Eddie Khchirian

2018 Nanka Spring Elite Training Camp ver2 (PDF)

Upcoming Tournament Reminders – Cupertino, Legacy 6, CCSF

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Lots of great competition opportunities available right here in the Bay Area in the next few months.

As always, please check the online calendar here for the latest details. Don’t forget you can import events from the Cenco calendar to your personal Google calendar for easy reminders.

6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th at UC Berkeley

Volunteers Needed Saturday, Feb 24

Cal Judo is hosting the 6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th.

In order to make the tournament a success, we are asking for table helpers, pool runners, and other volunteer support. The competition is scheduled to start at noon, so helping could be a half-day commitment, and volunteers could start after the Saturday judo class.

For those that are unavailable in the morning, we will be moving mats at 6:00am ahead of the Yongmudo tournament held at the same venue, and will need some support with weigh-ins from 9-11.
LOCATION
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
Kleeberger Field House,
University of California, Berkeley
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

SCHEDULE
Registration and Weigh-ins     9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Referee Meeting  11:00 AM
Competition begins      12:00 Noon

For athletes interested in competing, the eligibility requirements are:

  • Be a member in good standing with USA Judo (United States Judo Inc.) or other recognized organization (USJA, USJF, ATJA). A copy of your current membership card will be required at registration
  • Is at least 17 years of age as of the date of the tournament and under the age of 25 as of the date of the tournament.  Proof of age consisting of birth certificate, passport, or current USA Judo membership card having the age verification symbol “V” printed following the date of birth.
  • Is currently enrolled as a full-time Student in an undergraduate program as defined by their institution.
More details and registrations forms are available on the UC Martial Arts website: http://www.ucmap.org/tournaments/