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

Capitol Open Moves to September – CJI Championships Moves to November

Hi everyone, the Central Coast Judo Association calendar has been updated. Two big changes:

  • The Capitol Open in Sacramento has a new date: September 3rd
  • The CJI State Championships has a new date: November 18th at CCSF.

Don’t forget the Santa Clara PAL tournament coming right up on June 25th. Online registration is available for this event! What a great option, let’s hope other tournament directors can put their applications online and make it easier for competitors to register!

Click here to see the full calendar or download an updated copy in PDF format.

Clinics this weekend in conjunction with San Jose Buddhist tournament

As you know, San Jose’s Sensei Memorial Tournament is coming up this weekend and we have a couple of important clinics in conjunction with the main event:

San Jose State University Event Center

7th Street and San Carlos

Sanctioned By: USA Judo #2017-08-02

http://www.sjbjudo.org/2017-sensei-memorial-tournament

Judo clinic/workout on Saturday morning:

JUDO CLINIC/WORKOUT

Yosh Uchida Hall on SJSU Campus, corner of 4th Street & San Carlos Street.

Judo Clinic/Workout for all from 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017$30 payable to SJBJC.

Check website for entry form and updated information atwww.sjbjudo.org. 

Referee Clinic with tests for both National and Regional/Local referees: 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REFEREE CERTIFICATION, Latest Rules Discussion

All clinics and written test will be at the SJSU Event Center, aerobics room, on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Contact Vaughn Imada at vpimada@aol.com if you have questions regarding National and/or Regional Referee testing. 

Referee Clinic 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($20 payable to USA Judo)

National and Regional Referee Candidate written test 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. or soon after referee clinic.  New IJF contest rules as adopted by USA Judo discussed.  Referees attending clinic must be dressed in Referee attire.  National candidates must be fully dressed in referee suit and tie even at the clinic.

Candidates for Regional or Local Referee certification will be required to attend the referee clinic, pass the Regional/Local Referee test and receive a satisfactory evaluation in the practical portion during the event.  Regional/Local candidates may wear white polo shirt in lieu of white shirt, tie and coat.  $15 fee payable to “Cenco” to take the Regional or Local test and process certification.

NOTE:  The Regional/Local test will use legacy rules since that’s how the tournament will be fought.

Candidates for National Referee Certification must meet the following criteria and conditions.  A National Referee must:

  1. be at least 18 years of age.
  2. be a citizen of the USA.
  3. be a Regional Referee for at least one year.
  4. be a member of USA JUDO (USJI)
  5. have a recognized judo rank of Shodan (1st dan) or higher.

Candidates (National, Regional and Local) must attend the Clinic, pass the written test, referee the entire event and receive a satisfactory evaluation.  National Referee candidates should bring proof of age, citizenship, rank, regional certification and USA Judo membership to the Clinic.  For National Referee candidates there is a $20 fee to take the National test and a $10 one-time registration fee for successful National Referee candidates.  Checks should be made payable to USA Judo.

Reminder for National Referee candidates:

Here’s a list of what you need to have ready for that day (copies only — don’t want originals):

=> Digital 2X2 high rez passport photo (2 megapixel or better which you will email this to the people listed below).  You can email this to the Sensei listed below.

Copy of proof of age and US citizenship/permanent residence

=> Passport  OR birth certificate… not a driver’s license

=> Rank Proof copy (both Rank certificate or Rank validated USJI card)

=> Dated Regional Referee Certificate copy

=> Proof of USA Judo membership (current USJI card or Life Membership)

=> Background investigation results on file or download and submit background form to get it started.

You can ask the USJF office to share the one they did for any dan promotion for you to USA Judo.

The referee commision doesn’t want the results, they want it on file with USA Judo.

You should notify the following people of your intention to test:

Sensei Ralph Palmer:   RefComAsst2@surewest.net

Sensei Harold Yamada:  yamadadojo@hotmail.com

When you come to the clinic you must come fully dressed as if you were going to referee:

Black jacket, white shirt, black tie, dark grey pants, completely black socks.

Joe Nakano Memorial Service

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Cenco Member,

This is to update you on Sensei Joe Nakano’s service:  There will be a memorial service at the San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, 95112 on Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 PM.

Joe Nakano Sensei was born September 2, 1928 and has been a loyal and dedicated member of the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club for over 45 years.  He has been one of the four head instructors of the club since 1992.

Joe has also served the Central Coast Judo Association and represented Central Coast at national and state meetings for many years.

We are sorry to inform you that Joe passed away sometime between Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7, 2017. He showed true bravery and fighting spirit by continually coming to Judo practices even though he had health issues.

Vaughn Imada

45th Annual Kagami Biraki

Cenco Member and Friends,

This is an invitation to all Cenco members to join us for the 45th Annual Kagami Biraki (New Year’s Celebration) hosted by Soko Joshi, Palo Alto and San Jose Buddhist Judo Club. Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the gymnasium next to the Palo Alto Buddhist Church, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA94303 to kick off the coming Judo events of 2017.

It is modeled after the traditional ceremony done in Japan each year. It is 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM with the pot luck lunch following the ceremony. Please bring a dish to share. There will be 7 katas demonstrated as well as an exercise and randori demonstration session. We encourage all Cenco members and their families to attend to get reacquainted and to help us celebrate the coming of the new year.

Click here to view flyer (PDF)

Thank you,

Vaughn Imada

Eleven dan rank promotions at fall Central Coast meeting

On Saturday, November 19th, the Central Coast Judo Association convened the fall meeting of the Board of Examiners to test eight people for shodan (first degree black belt) and three people for nidan (second degree black belt). The examinations took place at City College of San Francisco. After reviewing the candidates on paper, we broke into small groups and had a practical examination of their proficiency in throws, pins, chokes, armbars, and combination techniques. All were promoted. Congratulations to the new black belts:

  • Shyo Yamamoto – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
  • Akiko Balitactac – Palo Alto Judo Club
  • Harry Burleson – Nibukikan Judo
  • Austin Stahl – Nibukikan Judo
  • Rogelio Morales – Nakano Judo Academy
  • Juam Gamboa – City College of San Francisco
  • David Nguyen – City College of San Francisco
  • Ashkan Moghaddan – Berkeley Judo

And congratulations to the new nidans:

  • Marcie Miner – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
  • Jarrett Miner – San Jose Buddhist Judo Club
  • Lancelot Kao – City College of San Francisco

Part of the requirement for shodan is to demonstrate proficiency in Nage-No-Kata. Most candidates fulfill this requirement by attending clinics put on by Cenco member club Soko Joshi, but Ashkan Moghaddan elected to demonstrate instead, so we had a very nice demonstration of Nage No Kata. Lancelot Kao did an experimental teaching unit to test his teaching ability and gave us all a lesson on ken-ken uchimata.

Thank you to the Board of Examiners and thank you to everyone that came out for this event.

City College of San Francisco Invitational Judo Tournament December 11th 2016

The fall CCSF tournament is coming up! Come on down and enjoy this great event organized by Mitchell Palacio and the City College of San Francisco Judo Club.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Location: City College of San Francisco Wellness Center
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. 94112

Time: Tournament will commence at 10:30 am

Entry Fee: $40.00 per contestant, second family member $30.00, third or more family members FREE. Make checks payable to: ML Event Management

Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Additional awards (Medals) will be presented to all competitors

Eligibility: Open to all qualified male and female, Junior/Intermediate and Senior competitors with current USJF, USJA or USA Judo membership cards. Must present current membership card.

Sponsored: CCSF Judo Club

Sanctioned by: USJF 16-12-03

Registration: Registration times on the day of the tournament are:

Junior Division 5-6yrs / 7-8yrs./ 9-10yrs/11-12yrs 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Intermediate Divisions 13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Sr. White, Brown and Black Belts 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Divisions to be contested:

5-6yrs / 7-8yrs. / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs White, Yellow, Orange Belts
7-8yrs / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs Blue and Green Belts
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs White, Yellow, & Blue Belts
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs Purple Belts
Sr. White, Yellow, Green, Blue Belts Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy
Sr. Brown Belts, Black Belts Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy

Black Belt competition will begin at 1:30 pm

Elimination: The Pool system of scoring will be used. Contestants will be separated by sex, age, weight and belt color. Depending on the number of contestants, the Tournament Director reserves the right to combine or change groups to benefit the majority of the contestants.

Scoring System: Places will be determined according to the following criteria, in this order:

A. Places will be determined first on the basis of wins.

B. If the numbers of wins are tied, both participants will be awarded the same medal.

Contest Rules: We will use the NEW 2013 Competition Rules (www.ijf.org)

Current IJF Contest Rules Modified as follows:

  • Pre 2003 IJF Medical Rule and The CARE system will Not be in use.
  • 7 meter competition area with 4 meter between mats with 3 meter safety border on edge.
  • No Kani-Basami and No Double knee drop Seoi-Nage in 12 and under
  • No Shime waza (chokes) in junior division (12 and under)
  • 1st Accidental leg grab for all 12 yrs. and younger will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
  • 1st Accidental leg grab for all white belts 13 and older will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
  • 2.5 Minutes: (12 and under), Matte Stop Time
  • We will use the “Golden Score” process for determining winners in a tied match
  • Kansetsu Waza (Armbars) only allowed in the Black Belt Division
  • Intermediate, Sr. White and Brown, 3 minutes……Black Belts 5 minutes

Officials Meeting: Officials Clinic/meeting will be held at 9:30 am, 3rd Floor

Tournament Director: Mitchell Palacio Email: mpalacio@ccsf.edu

Download the tournament packet here.