Randori, Shiai, Kata – Something for Everyone on the Fall Judo Calendar

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(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.

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Capital Open this Sunday in Sacramento – including Kata Competition and Master’s Divisions!

This Sunday, October 7th, the 83rd Annual Capital Open will be held in Sacramento, California. This tournament is hosted by Sacramento Judo, one of the oldest judo clubs in the country.

In addition to regular shiai divisions for kids and adults, it also features kata competition and Master’s divisions for competitors age 30 and up!

Address:

COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE 
8401 CENTER PARKWAY
SACRAMENTO, CA 95823

Click here for all the information on the 2018 Capital Open.

Click here for a direct link to the entry form (PDF).

 

Reminder EBJI Tournament September 16th

Don’t forget to register for the East Bay Judo Invitational. The organizers have made it very easy to REGISTER ONLINE for this tournament, and are offering substantial discounts for early registration.

  • Register online up until September 7th – $30
  • Register online up until September 14th at midnight – $40
  • Register on site in person – $70

It definitely pays to register early! You can also see a list of registered participants here. Cool! More than a month out there are already almost 50 participants, with many more expected.

Fukuda Kata Championships 2018

The 2018 Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at City College of San Francisco on October 27th. Juniors and Seniors will compete in the following categories:

  • Nage-no-Kata
  • Ju-no-Kata
  • Katame-no-Kata
  • Kime-no-Kata
  • Goshin-Jutsu
  • Itsutsu-no-Kata
  • Koshiki-no-Kata

All the details can be found in the official entry form, download it now!

FukudaKata2018 – UPDATED

Invitation to Bojuka Tournament

Hello Everyone,
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!  : )
Sincerely,
Eddie Nakao
Bojuka Judo

California State Championships set for August 18th and 19th in Southern California

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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:

2018CaliforniaStateJudoChampionshipsRev1

There will be satellite weigh ins, with the locations TBD.

15th Annual Professor Jay Aloha Invitational Judo Tournament – May 20th

Sensei Dave Quinonez at the 2017 tournament.

The Alameda tournament will be held May 20th! This is a fun tournament where the referees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts to celebrate the aloha spirit of the late Professor Wally Jay.

Full entry form with all the details can be downloaded here:

Professor Wally_Jay complete application 2018

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.