(Photo: Daria Bilodid becomes the youngest ever Senior World Champion with her trademark left sided o-uchi-gari in the -48kg final in Baku)
Just a reminder to check the calendar for all the great judo events coming up soon.
On Sunday, October 21, TriValley Judo in Pleasanton will be hosting an open mat for juniors age 6-14. There is no fee.
Also on that Sunday, and every Sunday, there is an open workout with Master CJ Lee at Do Martial Arts in Castro Valley. Come get a great workout with a former South Korean judo champion and local black belts from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and everywhere in between.
The next weekend there are two events. On Saturday the 27th, the Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at the City College of San Francisco. The day after, it’s the Hanabi Halloween Classic in Albany.
Next month it’s more great judo events with the Palo Alto tournament and the CCSF tournament being held on consecutive weekends.
Of interest to referees, the day before the Palo Alto tournament there will be a clinic and testing for both regional and national level referees.
The day before the CCSF tournament, Cenco will be holding our fall promotional exam!
As always check the calendar for all the details on these great events. Thanks to everyone in the Bay Area and Northern California judo community for your effort in organizing these great events.
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! : )
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.
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.
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.
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.
2018 Nanka Spring Elite Training Camp ver2 (PDF)
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.
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!
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 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.