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:

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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.

6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th at UC Berkeley

Volunteers Needed Saturday, Feb 24

Cal Judo is hosting the 6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th.

In order to make the tournament a success, we are asking for table helpers, pool runners, and other volunteer support. The competition is scheduled to start at noon, so helping could be a half-day commitment, and volunteers could start after the Saturday judo class.

For those that are unavailable in the morning, we will be moving mats at 6:00am ahead of the Yongmudo tournament held at the same venue, and will need some support with weigh-ins from 9-11.
LOCATION
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
Kleeberger Field House,
University of California, Berkeley
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

SCHEDULE
Registration and Weigh-ins     9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Referee Meeting  11:00 AM
Competition begins      12:00 Noon

For athletes interested in competing, the eligibility requirements are:

  • Be a member in good standing with USA Judo (United States Judo Inc.) or other recognized organization (USJA, USJF, ATJA). A copy of your current membership card will be required at registration
  • Is at least 17 years of age as of the date of the tournament and under the age of 25 as of the date of the tournament.  Proof of age consisting of birth certificate, passport, or current USA Judo membership card having the age verification symbol “V” printed following the date of birth.
  • Is currently enrolled as a full-time Student in an undergraduate program as defined by their institution.
More details and registrations forms are available on the UC Martial Arts website: http://www.ucmap.org/tournaments/

Two wazari = ippon for San Jose Buddhist tournament

Sensei, Coach, Referee,
We will be using at least 2 new 2018 contest rules for the SJB Sensei Memorial Tournament:
1. Two Wazaari are equivalent to Ippon
2. All leg-grabs are Shidos
First leg grab/block is shido
Second leg grab/block is 2nd shido
Third leg grab/block is 3rd shido and Hansokumake.
We invite you to join us at the referee clinic on Saturday, at 2:00 PM at the Event Center in the aerobics room.  Mr. Robert Fukuda, Ms Barbara Shimizu and Mr. Calvin Terada will be discussing these two rules and other rules that will be put into effect in 2018. You can also join us for the referee meeting on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM in the aerobics/official’s room prior to the tournament.
Please distribute this information to others.
Thank you,
Vaughn Imada

Cenco Cup Results

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Hello Cenco Members,

I’d like to express our gratitude with the turn out, support, and participants to make the Cenco Cup intra-yudanshakai team tournament a huge success!  Check out the website for the latest updates.
Thanks,
Neal Kodama
Cenco President

CENCO CUP RESULTS

 

Bantam Division (Kids)

  1. Cahill’s Judo Academy
  2. Silicon Valley Judo
  3. Cupertino Judo

Juvenile Division (Age 13-16)

  1. Cupertino Judo
  2. Silicon Valley Judo
  3. Team CENCO Black

Seniors Division (Age 17+)

  1. Silicon Valley Judo
  2. UC Santa Cruz Judo
  3. Nakano Judo Academy