Announcements

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

Capitol Open Moves to September – CJI Championships Moves to November

Hi everyone, the Central Coast Judo Association calendar has been updated. Two big changes:

  • The Capitol Open in Sacramento has a new date: September 3rd
  • The CJI State Championships has a new date: November 18th at CCSF.

Don’t forget the Santa Clara PAL tournament coming right up on June 25th. Online registration is available for this event! What a great option, let’s hope other tournament directors can put their applications online and make it easier for competitors to register!

Click here to see the full calendar or download an updated copy in PDF format.

14th Annual Professor Jay Aloha Invitational Tournament May 21st

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The late Professor Wally Jay

A message from Sensei David Quinonez:

Aloha Yudanshakai’s, Sensei’s, Coaches, and Judoka.   Sunday,  May 21st, 2017, we will hold the 14th annual Prof Jay Aloha Invitational Judo Tournament at Alameda High Schools Main Gymnasium.  Entry form and waiver form are attached.  Hope to see you there,  Sensei  David Quinonez.

Waiver 2017

Official Entry Form

2017 World University Games Clinic

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The San Jose State University Judo team is holding a clinic on Saturday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. It will feature clinicians Sensei Destinee Nagtalon and five other University Games members from SJSU Judo team.  The clinic will consist of the team teaching some of their best techniques and strategies for competition as well as providing a great workout. 

As a member of Cenco Yudanshakai (Central Coast Judo Association) you will have a reduced registration fee.  Bring your completed entry form, waiver, payment and USJF membership card to registration the day of the clinic.

We recommend to all to take advantage of this opportunity.  

Click here for all the details… (PDF)

Nakano Judo Academy Summer Competition Judo Training Camp & Clinic

USJF Sanction # 17-06-06

Purpose: 1. Sharpen Judo skills before the major summer tournaments 2. lmprove Judo skills with Japanese style Randori 3. Build core strength with pinpoint drills and conditioning training

Date: June 10th – 11th 2017

Location: 855 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Eligibility: Ages 10 yrs. old and above. Belt requirement: orange belt and higher. Open to current USJF, USJA & USA Judo Members. Must present card at registration.

Enrollment limit: 35 persons per day

Clinician: Shintaro Nakano, 5th Dan Black Belt and eight-time team member of the Japan National Team, will be the main instructor for the camp & clinics. He was Judo Coach at San Jose State University for 7 years, the premier North American college for Judo. Additionally, he has coached Marti Malloy, supporting her bronze medal win at the 2012 London Olympics, as well as Colton Brown another Olympian who competed in the 2016 games in Rio.

Schedule: 2 Clinic Workout Sessions (2 days/2 sessions per day). Morning sessions start at 10AM each morning. Door opens at 9AM each day for registration.

-Saturday, June 10th 10AM-12PM Drills & Randori. 2PM-4PM Clinic (Review: Tachiwaza Kumi-kata [Grippingl, Tachi-waza Tomoe-nage. Competition drills)

-Sunday, June 11th 10AM-12PM Drills & Randori. 2PM-4PM Clinic (Review: Newaza Shime-waza [chokesl. Kansetsu-waza (arm bar). Conditioning Training,

Clinic Fee: $120/2 days (Allcamp)

$60/1 day: Saturday or Sunday (for 2 sessions) $40/One session

For further information about the academy, the instructors and location: http://www.nakanojudo.net/

Senior Category Results for San Jose Buddhist tournament

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Great tournament yesterday at the San Jose State Event Center. Thank you to the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club for putting on another great tournament, all the organizers, and the competitors who came from near and far to participate.

Here are the results for the senior black belt category.

Senior Category Divisions: Contestant’s Name (Hometown / Organization )

DIVISION: Womens 48 kg

1. Destinee Nagtalon (Cupertino, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Womens 52 kg

1. Sariuna Tsyzhipova (Van Nuys, CA / SC-Hayastan) 2. Alex Hyatt (San Francisco, CA / NC-UCSC Judo Club) 3. Marlina Luz (Sacramento, CA / NC-Team Sacramento)

DIVISION: Womens 57 kg 1. Torie Oishi (Torrance, CA / SC-Taishi) 2. Asia Robinson (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 3. Shadi Ebrahim (Pomona, CA / SC-Mojica)

DIVISION: Womens 63 kg 1. Alisha Galles (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 2. Abigail Sigurdson (Onario, OR / Institute) 3. Agnieszka Bezraczko (San Francisco, CA / NC-Stanford)

DIVISION: Womens 70 kg 1. Leilani Akiyama (Escondido, CA / OTC) 2. Rachael Butler (Pleasanton, CA / NC-Tri Valley) 3. April Fehr (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Womens 78 kg 1. Natalie Gonzalez (Alviso, CA / NC-San Jose Buddhist)

DIVISION: Womens +78 kg 1. Akiko Balitactac (San Carlos, CA / NC-Palo Alto) 2. Ariyana Durham (Atherton, CA / NC-Stanford)

DIVISION: Mens 55 kg 1. Satoshi Ueda (Cupertino, CA / NC-Cupertino)

DIVISION: Mens 60 kg 1. Aaron Fukuhara (Torrance, CA / SC-Gardena Judo) 2. Jonathan Kato (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose Buddhist) 3. Fernando Rodriguez (Santa Maria, CA / NC-Central Coast)

DIVISION: Mens 66 kg 1. Masataka Miyata (Japan / Kokushikan University) 2. Tigran Movsesyan (Pasadena, CA / SC-Mojica) 3. Spencer Augustine (Oakland, CA / NC-Hanabi)

DIVISION: Mens 73 kg 1. Keiya Saiki ( / SC-Sawtelle) 2. Yoshiki Castillo (Oakland, CA / NC-East Bay Judo Institut) 3. Hirotaka Uchiyama (Japan / Kokushikan University)

DIVISION: Mens 81 kg 1. Harmik Aghakhahi (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 2. Gregory West (San Francisco, CA / NC-Cahills Judo) 3. Jesse Butler (Westminster, CO / Hyland Hills)

DIVISION: Mens 90 kg 1. Alexander Graves (San Marcos, CA / SC-San Shi) 2. Lenny Guerrero-Baez (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 3. Francisco Sidveyra Marquez (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Mens 100 kg 1. Preston Quam (Fallbrook, CA / SC-LA Tenri) 2. Nate Keeve (San Rafael, CA / Southwest Judo Academy) 3. Chris Moulton (San Leandro, CA / NC-Berkeley Judo Club)

DIVISION: Mens +100 kg 1. Seiryu Asari (Japan / Kokushikan University) 2. Takeuchi Yuudai (Japan / Kokushikan University) 3. Philip Horiuchi (West Covina, CA / SC-LA Tenri)

 

Clinics this weekend in conjunction with San Jose Buddhist tournament

As you know, San Jose’s Sensei Memorial Tournament is coming up this weekend and we have a couple of important clinics in conjunction with the main event:

San Jose State University Event Center

7th Street and San Carlos

Sanctioned By: USA Judo #2017-08-02

http://www.sjbjudo.org/2017-sensei-memorial-tournament

Judo clinic/workout on Saturday morning:

JUDO CLINIC/WORKOUT

Yosh Uchida Hall on SJSU Campus, corner of 4th Street & San Carlos Street.

Judo Clinic/Workout for all from 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017$30 payable to SJBJC.

Check website for entry form and updated information atwww.sjbjudo.org. 

Referee Clinic with tests for both National and Regional/Local referees: 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REFEREE CERTIFICATION, Latest Rules Discussion

All clinics and written test will be at the SJSU Event Center, aerobics room, on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Contact Vaughn Imada at vpimada@aol.com if you have questions regarding National and/or Regional Referee testing. 

Referee Clinic 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($20 payable to USA Judo)

National and Regional Referee Candidate written test 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. or soon after referee clinic.  New IJF contest rules as adopted by USA Judo discussed.  Referees attending clinic must be dressed in Referee attire.  National candidates must be fully dressed in referee suit and tie even at the clinic.

Candidates for Regional or Local Referee certification will be required to attend the referee clinic, pass the Regional/Local Referee test and receive a satisfactory evaluation in the practical portion during the event.  Regional/Local candidates may wear white polo shirt in lieu of white shirt, tie and coat.  $15 fee payable to “Cenco” to take the Regional or Local test and process certification.

NOTE:  The Regional/Local test will use legacy rules since that’s how the tournament will be fought.

Candidates for National Referee Certification must meet the following criteria and conditions.  A National Referee must:

  1. be at least 18 years of age.
  2. be a citizen of the USA.
  3. be a Regional Referee for at least one year.
  4. be a member of USA JUDO (USJI)
  5. have a recognized judo rank of Shodan (1st dan) or higher.

Candidates (National, Regional and Local) must attend the Clinic, pass the written test, referee the entire event and receive a satisfactory evaluation.  National Referee candidates should bring proof of age, citizenship, rank, regional certification and USA Judo membership to the Clinic.  For National Referee candidates there is a $20 fee to take the National test and a $10 one-time registration fee for successful National Referee candidates.  Checks should be made payable to USA Judo.

Reminder for National Referee candidates:

Here’s a list of what you need to have ready for that day (copies only — don’t want originals):

=> Digital 2X2 high rez passport photo (2 megapixel or better which you will email this to the people listed below).  You can email this to the Sensei listed below.

Copy of proof of age and US citizenship/permanent residence

=> Passport  OR birth certificate… not a driver’s license

=> Rank Proof copy (both Rank certificate or Rank validated USJI card)

=> Dated Regional Referee Certificate copy

=> Proof of USA Judo membership (current USJI card or Life Membership)

=> Background investigation results on file or download and submit background form to get it started.

You can ask the USJF office to share the one they did for any dan promotion for you to USA Judo.

The referee commision doesn’t want the results, they want it on file with USA Judo.

You should notify the following people of your intention to test:

Sensei Ralph Palmer:   RefComAsst2@surewest.net

Sensei Harold Yamada:  yamadadojo@hotmail.com

When you come to the clinic you must come fully dressed as if you were going to referee:

Black jacket, white shirt, black tie, dark grey pants, completely black socks.