City College of San Francisco Spring Tournament – entry form available

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The CCSF Spring Invitational is right around the corner! The entry form is now available for download.

2018 CCSF April Tournament Entryform (PDF)

Follow CCSF Judo on Facebook and Instagram, or visit their website here.

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.

Makimoto tournament cancelled – promotions page updated

Just a heads up, the Makimoto PAL tournament in Vacaville, scheduled for the 28th of January, has been cancelled.

The promotions page has been updated with new dates – paperwork deadline is April 6th, and the test will be May 19th in Palo Alto.

The Cenco Cup was a great success as well, look for more updates soon!

Cenco Cup 2018: Together Through Judo

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Central Coast will be having a team tournament on January 21st at SJSU! All the details are online at www.cencocup.com. Please note registration is ONLINE ONLY with a deadline one week before the event, no walk ups.

Cost is only $50 per team and everyone gets a free t-shirt!

2018 Cenco Cup Entry Form Final

Palo Alto Invitational Judo Tournament Sunday, November 5th – Continental Crown on same day in Seattle

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Palo Alto Judo Club will be having their tournament on Sunday, November 5th at Menlo-Atherton High School. They will have kata competition divisions as well. Please click here for all the detail and entry forms.

The Continental Crown up in Seattle will be the same day this year, also on November 5th. You can find all the details for that tournament by clicking here.

Congratulations to EBJI for a successful tournament – Hanabi up next in October

Thank you and congratulations to East Bay Judo Institute for another successful tournament this past Sunday.

Up next in the Bay Area is the Hanabi Halloween Classic, on Sunday, October 29th 2017, in Albany, California.

Pre-registration at just $30 is available by mailing in or scanning and emailing the entry form. Walk-up registration is $50 so be sure to register early to save money. Click here to download the entry form in Word format.

North Bay Developmental Shiai and Referee Clinic

The North Bay Developmental Shiai will be held August 20th in Petaluma. There are no black belt divisions at this tournament – kyu ranks only for both kids and adults.

As in previous years there will be a referee clinic the day before.

You can download the tournament flyer and all referee clinic documents below.

Referee 2017 clinic

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Refereeing Judo-August 2017

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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