What is the CENCO Training Camp?
A day full of exercises on and off the mat, lunch included.
Why are we doing it?
To give all CENCO judokas and community members the opportunity to come together, train as a group and provide long lasting experiences.
Who can participate?
All ages and experience levels are welcomed to participate.
What do I need to bring?
Make sure to bring your gi, exercise clothes and running shoes (yes, we will be running!).
How much, where is it at and when?
The training camp will cost $20.00 per person (lunch provided) and will be hosted by Silicon Valley Judo (92 North Almaden Boulevard, Suite B, San Jose, CA 95110) on Sunday, January 20th from 11am-2pm. Fees will be used to fund future developmental activities.
Shintaro Nakano will be having a Competition Clinic coming up soon at his dojo in Santa Clara. For kids between the ages of 10 and 20 with a minimum belt rank of orange.
Click here for more information on the training camp.
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
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.
Please see the attached flyer for details on the clinic: Cenco Kata Clinic_6_3_18 (PDF)
Dear Cenco Member,
There will be a USJF Coach Certification Clinic in Santa Clara on Saturday, April 7, 2018 hosted by Santa Clara PAL. This is a good opportunity to get or renew your Coach Certification through USJF. They have cut down the requirements from a 2-day clinic previously to a one day clinic. Also, USJF certification is now recognized at USA Judo National events. Details and entry form attached.
Look forward to seeing you all at the camp.
Olympic referee Gary Takemoto returns for another informative, entertaining clinic. For those seeking local or regional referee certification a CENCO written test will follow the Clinic. This is a closed book test and Participants are expected to have studied CENCO’s recommended referee manual in advance: http://bit.ly/2xYKEo3; A practical examination will follow during Palo Alto’s tournament on Sunday November 5th at the Menlo-Atherton High School gym.
The clinic will cover both current status and possible future directions for rules and be of great value for Referees, Coaches, and Competitors alike:
- Referees: Improve your “game” and get ready for further advancement
- Coaches: Learn how Referees are being guided and prepare your athletes accordingly
- Competitors: Learn how you can seek ethical advantages and avoid surprises on the mat
Clinic attire is slacks and polo shirts. The cost for CENCO members will be $35 and $40 for members of clubs outside CENCO.
Eligibility: Must be a current USJF, USJA or USJI member and present card
Questions: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
USJF SANCTION # 17-11-12
Sponsored by: CENCO Yudanshakai
Hosted by: Palo Alto Judo Club at Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
Saturday, November 4, 2017 Registration at 9:30am. Clinic 10am – 2pm.
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.
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