Announcements

SJSU students Fundraiser for World University Games

This coming Friday night we will be having a special practice at Silicon Valley Judo. We will be hosting the SJSU Judo Team’s Fundraiser clinic during our Adults Class.

These students fought hard and emerged as the best collegiate Judo players in the country and were given the opportunity to represent our country in the World University Games which is being held at the beginning of July. Unfortunately, there is no national funding for our athletes and so they will have to find a way to pay for this rare opportunity themselves. We are holding this fundraiser to give everyone in the community a chance to help them out in their Judo journey.

The clinic is meant for students who are 11 years old and up. They’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from these elite athletes as well as their Coach, Tanaka-Sensei, who has been a major All-Japan Championship contender as well.

Please join us!

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Keiko Fukuda Joshi Judo Camp July 19-21

Be Strong, Gentle and Beautiful in Mind, Body and Spirit is Sensei’s motto. At Joshi Judo Camp, participants get instruction and practice to develop as female judoka. Joshi Judo Camp is a fun-filled weekend program that features instruction on kata as well as competitive judo.

Full details are available by clicking here.

USJF Teacher and Assistant Teacher Cert. Course – -RESCHEDULED…NEW DATE IS TBD.

Course will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at City College of San Francisco! Click here to download full information: 2019 May USJF Teachers Clinic Flyer

Continuing education is a process by which all professional organizations maintain excellence in their field. Likewise, the United States Judo Federation, with its long-standing tradition of technical excellence, is committed to serving its members with the latest information and procedures adopted from our international judo community.

The USJF Teachers Institute, Master Teacher certification and the Assistant teacher certification course will be informative and useful in your program. The chapters begin with a related story, and then bite size bits of information. The manual covers Judo History, Judo Philosophy, Ethics in Judo, Judo Biomechanics, Teaching Tools, Systematized Teaching systems; Lesson planning and recognizing and demonstrating Tachi-waza and Ne-waza Techniques.

Clinic Tentative Schedule: Sunday, May 5, 2019
• 8:30 to 8:50: Check-in: Registration
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Classroom Presentation – Introduction to certification, Teaching Tool Box, Systematized Teaching, Lesson Planning
• 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
• 1:15 pm – 6:00 pm: On the Mat – Teaching Presentation (bring your judogi!), Legal Implications

The assistant judo teacher is the master teacher (Sensei) right hand person. He or she is there to assist the teacher with the conduct of the class. The assistant teacher may present all facets of judo instruction he or she is qualified to instruct. The randori session requires the immediate supervision of the master teacher (Sensei).

We know the importance of judo information is an ever-changing environment and we applaud your efforts to accommodate your future judokas.

Email: Mitchell Palacio, mtpalacio@msn.com to confirm your participation. The USJF Teachers manual is ONLINE at www.usjfteachers.com. Please visit this website for more information.

NEW Venue Location for CENCO Cup

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

Main Gymnasium

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.

Regards,

Andrew

Cenco Cup Team Tournament Set for March 31st

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 cencocup@gmail.com.

(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

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