Don’t forget to register for the East Bay Judo Invitational. The organizers have made it very easy to REGISTER ONLINE for this tournament, and are offering substantial discounts for early registration.
- Register online up until September 7th – $30
- Register online up until September 14th at midnight – $40
- Register on site in person – $70
It definitely pays to register early! You can also see a list of registered participants here. Cool! More than a month out there are already almost 50 participants, with many more expected.
The 2018 Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at City College of San Francisco on October 27th. Juniors and Seniors will compete in the following categories:
All the details can be found in the official entry form, download it now!
FukudaKata2018 – UPDATED
The members of Bojuka Judo
would like to cordially invite your club’s Competitors and/or Referees to our Thirtieth Annual Bojuka Judo Tournament to be held on August 26th
at the Seaside High School Gymnasium in Seaside, CA. Our event has been growing every year with teams from Central and Southern California Attending. This has allowed for the participants to compete against others that they don’t normally meet up against. We also had a couple of very nice Blackbelt pools.
Please find attached the tournament application form for our event this year.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again or for the first time this year! : )
Dear Judo Friends,
The 2018 Keiko Fukuda Joshi Camp will be held from July 20 – 22 in Charleston, South Carolina. We would like to invite you to join us. Our special guest this year is Sensei Megumi Tachimoto from Japan. Sensei Tachimoto is the 2015 World Championship Silver Medalist, and 4 times World Champion, Bronze Medalist. On Saturday, July 21, the Camp is open to males/females/and children.
Also, we will conduct Kodokan Kata Class. Ju No Kata / Nage No Kata. This Fukuda Joshi Camp is for Shiai and Kata Judokas.
All the details are available in this PDF: 07-2018-Joshi-Judo-Camp-Registration-Packet
The California State Championships have been set for August 18th and 19th at Cerritos College. It will be a two day event with Bantam, Intermediate, Juvenile A, IJF and Jr. Novice contested on Saturday, and Kata, Cadet, Senior, Masters, and Sr. Novice contested on Sunday. It will be hosted by Taishi Judo Club.
All the details can be found in this PDF:
There will be satellite weigh ins, with the locations TBD.
It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty dang good. Currently it has over 40,000 videos from recent competitions. You can search by athlete, and there is a very nifty advance wheel that lets you go frame by frame in high definition – a much better setup for reviewing videos than what you can do on youtube.
For downloading and installing the IJF App app on your iPhone or iPad, please go to: http://www.dartfish.tv/BrandedApp/ios.htm?IJF
For downloading and installing the IJF App app on your Android device, please go to: http://www.dartfish.tv/BrandedApp/android.htm?IJF
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
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)
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)
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 ()
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.
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.