Announcements

10/19/19 Fukuda Kata Championship

The 31st annual showcase of the best of the “grammar of Judo” with competition events including Nage-no-Kata, Ju-no-Kata, Katame-no-Kata, Kime-no-Kata, Goshin-Jutsu, Itsutsu-no-Kata and Koshiki-no-Kata.

10/13/19 CENCO Workout

A day of fun and challenges for all ages… check out all the activities:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6LjxhPPeV2hZcieN9

Fitness, Judo, instruction from some of our top senior competitors, and of course having fun with Judo friends from various clubs!

Saturday , November 2nd Joshi Judo Club is hosting a Nage-no-Kata clinic for Cenco members

Date:    Saturday , November 2.

              10am – noon.   (may go overtime)

Location:   Soko Joshi Judo Club

                    1622 Castro St.

                    San Francisco, CA 94114

Cost:   $20 / per person

Maximum capacity :  10

RSVP  required by :  10/30/2019

Please email to : wmjudo@att.net 

Additional  Nage-no kata clinic will be on December 7, 2019 upon request.

Sunday 10th November 66th Annual Palo Alto Judo Invitational – On line Registration !

Date : Sunday November 10 th 10.am

Location : Menlo-Atherton High School, Ayers Gymnasium 555 Middlefield Road Atherton CA

Registration

Discounted to $40 online up to 10/31/2019. $50 online between 11/01 and 11/8/2019. $70 for walk-ins.

Registration online before 11/8 https://www.strongvon.com/paloaltojudo2019

Information and forms :

Satellite Weigh-ins:

You can come to Weigh-ins on tournament day (getting up much earlier, standing in line), or you can take advantage of one of the EARLY WEIGH-IN sitesavailable to anybody that registers and pays electronically in advance and brings: (1) a printout of the payment confirmation email PLUS (2) a valid USJF/USJA/USA Judo card PLUS (3) filled Paper Official Entry Form with the their Sensei’s signature saying they can fight if they’re not a black belt, PLUS (4) the Waiver signed by adult contestants or parents of minors.

Chuck Jefferson Judo – Wednesday October 30th – 6 to 7pm
3055 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA

East Bay Judo Institute – Saturday November 2nd – 9am to Noon
11165 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA

Tri-Valley Judo – Saturday November 2nd – 10:30am to Noon
1040 Serpentine Lane #203, Pleasanton, CA

Cupertino Judo Club – Saturday November 2nd – 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Monta Vista Park, 22601 Voss Ave, Cupertino, CA

510 Judo – Sunday November 3rd – 1pm to 3pm
1029 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA

Norcal Judo – Monday November 4th – 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Benicia Clock Tower, located at 1189 Washington St. Benicia, CA

San Jose Buddhist – Monday November 4th – 7:30pm to 8:30 PM 1050 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA

Palo Alto Judo Club – Tuesday November 5th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm 
2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA

Bojuka Judo – Wednesday November 6th – 7:15pm to 8:30pm
291 Carmel Ave, Marina, CA

Saturday November 9th Palo Alto Referees and Officials Clinic 2 PM – Online registration !

We have a great team leading us:  Chief Referee Gary Takemoto and Examiners Greg Moore and Dan Israel.

Location Menlo-Atherton High School, in the old Dance Studio next to Ayers Gymnasium, 555 Middlefield Road Atherton CA

Registration :

Online discounted registration of $20 up to November 4th, 2019.  $30 on or after 11/5/2019 and for walk-ins.  Walk-ins should write checks to CENCO

Online registration https://www.strongvon.com/cencorefclinic2019/

USJF Teacher and Assistant Teacher Cert. Course — November 3, 2019

Course will be held on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at City College of San Francisco!

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, November 3rd, 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 – 5:00 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.

CENCO WORKOUT – 10/13/19

Sunday October 13th

From 9 AM – 12 PM

Hosted by Silicon Valley Judo

2790 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

For ages 8 years and up. 

Registration is now open!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cenco-workout-for-october-tickets-72459382965

The CENCO Workout will focus on helping attendees measure their strengths and weaknesses in several areas important to maintaining a high level of performance in Judo.

Additionally, attendees will receive a followup analysis and training suggestions to help with focus-training to improve themselves.

The final hour of the workout will include a randori session for all the students to workout together.

For more information contact : Lorne Mayeda, Cenco Development chair, at lsm2000@yahoo.com

5th CENCO Kata Clinic on September 28 & 29

Saturday September 28 – Sunday September 29, 2019

Clinician : Eiko Shephard, 8th Dan

– USA Judo National Class A Kata Judge (All 7 Katas)
– USJF Kata Chairperson USA Judo Kata Vice-Chairperson
– IJF Kata certified (All 5 katas)

Schedule :
Saturday: Katame-no-Kata
Registration: 9:30am – 10:00am
Clinic: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Goshin Jitsu
Registration: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Clinic: 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Soko Joshi Judo Club
1622 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Eligibility: Participants must present current USJF, USJI or USJA membership card. Those without a valid registration will be required to register with USJF or USJA at registration desk to be allowed to participate in the clinic.

Registration fee:
$75 both days or $40/day
Cash or check payable to “CENCO”

For more information please contact Wilina Monar wmjudo@att.net

31st FUKUDA KATA CHAMPIONSHIP – 10/19/19

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. – ends at 8:30 a.m.

Tournament Advisor: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan.
Tournament Director: Wilina Monar, 4th dan.
Assistant Tournament Directors: Frances Christie, Laura Tanigawa, Pamela Mery, Kathy Ravano
Head Judge: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan
Note: For this year’s kata championship, we will continue to use the IJF scoring system.
Location: City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility: Male and female players registered with USJF, USJI, or USJA. Competitors must present card.

Foreign competitors must be registered members and in good standing with their national judo association
with proof of same. Foreign competitors must present proof of insurance.

Sanction: USJF Sanction # 19-10-11
Competition Events: 1. Nage-no-Kata 2. Ju-no-Kata 3. Katame-no-Kata 4. Kime-no-Kata 5. Goshin-Jutsu 6. Itsutsu-no-Kata 7. Koshiki-no-Kata

Categories: Senior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Senior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed