JUDOCAST – Sharing inspirational Judo Stories

Sensei Chuck Jefferson started a new podcast, ” Judocast” !!

“I hope can be an inspiration for all judokas.  The podcast is not about me or my club, rather a platform to share inspirational judo stories.   I hope all the Judo clubs could share the podcast with their members.    Sharing the great stories of our community will help inspire people to make Judo a bigger part of their lives.   In times like this, we can use this type of platform to give our members a connection to Judo.    You can find the podcast on all the major podcast platforms and of course it is free for everyone!  ” – Chuck Jefferson

Here are some links to the biggest platforms:

Judocast on Spotfiy

Judocast on Itunes


If you have additional questions please contact :

Chuck Jefferson – www.cjjudo.com – M: 408-605-4872

Thanks for sharing !

USJF Open Mat with Sensei Aoron Kunihiro – 1 JULY at 12 PM (PT)

Open Mat with Sensei Aaron Kunihiro from San Gabriel Judo Club

When : Wednesday, July 1st at 12:00pm Pacific Time (9:00am Hawaii Time, 3:00pm Eastern Time).

Where : Virtual Open Mat Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83947783491?pwd=R0w1YUxaR00xaG0wR0tkRFhwcFNYUT09
Meeting ID: 839 4778 3491
Password: USJF

See you on Zoom!

USJF Social Media Team

Nage No Kata Clinics – Soko Joshi – Canceled

Date:   April 18, 2020  — RSVP by  4/16/2020

            May 2, 2020  —  RSVP  by   4/30/2020

Time:   12:30 pm – 2:30pm  (may run over time)

Location:   Soko Joshi Judo Club

                  1622 Castro Street

                  San Francisco, CA 94114

Cost:   $20 per person

Maximum capacity :  6 People

Countdown for SJB Tournament Sunday 16th February – Pre-registration deadline : Wednesday February 12, 2020 – 10:00 PM.

The deadline for online pre-registration for the 2020 SJB 72nd Annual and 28th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament is Wednesday February 12, 2020 – 10:00 PM.  You must be pre-registered for the discounted rate and to weigh in at the Satellite locations on Thursday, February 13. If you are pre-registered and cannot not weigh-in at the satellite location on Thursday, you can weigh in on Saturday, February 15 at the SJSU Event Center.  

Walk up registration is open on Saturday, February 15 at the SJSU Event Center, however the reduced rate will not apply.

To register online follow the link  www.sjbjudo.org    Please refer to the website for satellite locations and other tournament information.

Save the Date : Referee Clinic Saturday 15 Feb 2020 1 -3 PM

The Referee Clinic and written test will be at the SJSU Event Center, aerobics room, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in junction with the tournament on Sunday, February 16.

Contact Vaughn Imada at vpimada@aol.com if you have questions regarding National, Regional and/or Local Referee testing.

The chief referee for the 2020 “Sensei Memorial” will be Calvin Terada. The evaluators will be Dan Israel and Mark Hirota.

Mr. Terada and Mr. Hirota will be in Doha, Qatar the week of January 13, to attend the 2020 International Judo Federation Referee and Coach Seminar. They will present the information they receive from the seminar at the referee clinic on February 15.

Referee Clinic 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. ($20 payable to USA Judo).

New IJF contest rules as adopted by USA Judo discussed. Referees attending clinic must be dressed in referee attire.

National, Regional and Local Referee Candidate written test 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M, or soon after referee clinic.

For further details refer to http://www.sjbjudo.org.

Save the Date : Sunday 15 December – 2019 Winter Junior Competition Judo Training Workout & Clinic at Nakano Judo Academy !!

Date Sunday 15th December

2 Sessions 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM & 1.30 PM -3.30 PM

Location : 2072 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Eligibility: Ages 10 – 20 years old. Belt requirement: yellow belt and higher. Open to current USJF, USJA, & USA Judo Members. Must present valid card at registration.
Clinician: Shintaro Nakano, 5th Dan Black Belt and eight-time team member of the Japan National Team, will be the main instructor for the camp & clinics. He was the Judo Coach at San Jose State University for 7 years, the premier North American college for Judo. Additionally, he has coached Marti Malloy, supporting her bronze medal win at the 2012 London Olympics, as well as Colton Brown another Olympian who competed in the 2016 games in Rio.

See additional information

Palo Alto Tournament Early Weigh-Ins

Register online first, only $50 now, will rise to $70 soon:

If you then weigh-in at one of the designated locations, you can skip all lines on tournament day and only have to come just prior to the earliest possible start of your division:

Junior Division (under 13)                If onsite must show up 7:30 to 9 a.m.  
If paid and weighed-in in advance, only have to show up at 9am so they can warm up and be organized to start at 10am sharp.

Intermediate Division (13 – 16)       If onsite must show up 9:30 to 11 a.m.  
If paid and weighed-in in advance, only have to show up at 11am (or earlier to warm up).

Senior Division (17 & over)            If onsite must show up 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
If paid and weighed-in in advance, only have to show up ready to fight at 12:30pm  (or earlier to warm up).

Satellite Weigh-ins:

You can come to Weigh-ins on tournament day (getting up much earlier, standing in line), or you can take advantage of one of the EARLY WEIGH-IN sitesavailable to anybody that registers and pays electronically in advance and brings: (1) a printout of the payment confirmation email PLUS (2) a valid USJF/USJA/USA Judo card PLUS (3) filled Paper Official Entry Form with the their Sensei’s signature saying they can fight if they’re not a black belt, PLUS (4) the Waiver signed by adult contestants or parents of minors.

Chuck Jefferson Judo – Wednesday October 30th – 6 to 7pm
3055 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA

East Bay Judo Institute – Saturday November 2nd – 9am to Noon
11165 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA

Tri-Valley Judo – Saturday November 2nd – 10:30am to Noon
1040 Serpentine Lane #203, Pleasanton, CA

Cupertino Judo Club – Saturday November 2nd – 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Monta Vista Park, 22601 Voss Ave, Cupertino, CA

510 Judo – Sunday November 3rd – 1pm to 3pm
1029 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, CA

Norcal Judo – Monday November 4th – 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Benicia Clock Tower, located at 1189 Washington St. Benicia, CA

San Jose Buddhist – Monday November 4th – 7:30pm to 8:30 PM 1050 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA

Palo Alto Judo Club – Tuesday November 5th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm 
2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA

Bojuka Judo – Wednesday November 6th – 7:15pm to 8:30pm
291 Carmel Ave, Marina, CA