Junior Competition Clinic with Shintaro Nakano December 15-16

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.

Click here to download the application form —–> 2018 Nakano Judo Winter Camp

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2018 Keiko Fukuda Joshi 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

Goshin-Jitsu and Kime-No-Kata Clinic June 2nd/3rd with Eiko Shepherd at Soko Joshi

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.

Sensei Shepherd is an eighth-degree black belt (hachidan) and an expert in kata. Click here to read more about Sensei Shepherd in this 2012 article from USA Judo (PDF).

Please see the attached flyer for details on the clinic: Cenco Kata Clinic_6_3_18 (PDF)

USJF Coach Certification April 7th in Santa Clara

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.

Vaughn Imada

2018USJF_Coach_Certification_Clinic (PDF)

 

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)

Gary Takemoto Referee Clinic November 4th

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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 max.rayner+refclinic@gmail.com

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.

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

Junior Judo Camp at San Jose State July 17-18-19

Just a reminder that the deadline for discounted registration for the SJSU Camp is next Wednesday, July 5th.  Please encourage your students to participate as we believe this should be very educational, fun and a great workout.  Also, if you are able to help with the camp, please let me know which days you can attend.
As you know the camp is now a 3-day camp, Monday-Wednesday, July 17,18 & 19.  Attached are the revised information and registration forms.
Thank you,
Vaughn Imada

2017 World University Games Clinic

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The San Jose State University Judo team is holding a clinic on Saturday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. It will feature clinicians Sensei Destinee Nagtalon and five other University Games members from SJSU Judo team.  The clinic will consist of the team teaching some of their best techniques and strategies for competition as well as providing a great workout. 

As a member of Cenco Yudanshakai (Central Coast Judo Association) you will have a reduced registration fee.  Bring your completed entry form, waiver, payment and USJF membership card to registration the day of the clinic.

We recommend to all to take advantage of this opportunity.  

Click here for all the details… (PDF)