Please find enclosed the USJF Guidance COVID-19.
Please distribute in your dojo and implement the proposed countermeasures.
Thanks in advance !
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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).
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 sites, available 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
We have a great team leading us: Chief Referee Gary Takemoto and Examiners Greg Moore and Dan Israel.
Online discounted registration of $20 up to November 4th, 2019. $30 on or after 11/5/2019 and for walk-ins. Walk-ins should write checks to CENCO
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. – ends at 8:30 a.m.
Tournament Advisor: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan.
Tournament Director: Wilina Monar, 4th dan.
Assistant Tournament Directors: Frances Christie, Laura Tanigawa, Pamela Mery, Kathy Ravano
Head Judge: Eiko Shepherd, 8th dan
Note: For this year’s kata championship, we will continue to use the IJF scoring system.
Location: City College of San Francisco, Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Eligibility: Male and female players registered with USJF, USJI, or USJA. Competitors must present card.
Foreign competitors must be registered members and in good standing with their national judo association
with proof of same. Foreign competitors must present proof of insurance.
Sanction: USJF Sanction # 19-10-11
Competition Events: 1. Nage-no-Kata 2. Ju-no-Kata 3. Katame-no-Kata 4. Kime-no-Kata 5. Goshin-Jutsu 6. Itsutsu-no-Kata 7. Koshiki-no-Kata
Categories: Senior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Senior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
The Self Defense Committee has been assisting several Yudanshakai in launching their own self defense committees. Over that last three years, the Committee has offered grants to Yudanshakai through the development committee to launch programs. Several Yudanshakai worked together to develop their self defense programs and curricula to help consolidate resources. Many of the smaller Yudanshakai did not have the resources to start a new committee so they chose to work together to have a self defense program.
The last two Yudanshakai grants were utilized in May (by the two Hawaii Yudanshakai) and in June (by Shufu). There were a total of 21 participants in the three Hawaii workshops (13 in Oahu and 4 in Kona for the two certification classes and 4 in the Kona re-certification class). Shufu had 19 in its certification class and will have a follow-up re-certification class at a later date. All three organizations recognized the opportunity a self defense program could offer them in order to bring new members into judo.
Shufu President Roy Englert sent out the following email to his constituents which summarized the event well:
“On the heels of a very successful self-defense instructors’ clinic, it may be worth clarifying what we are doing and why.
It is Shufu’s leading goal, as determined by the black belts at a retreat held a couple of years ago, to grow judo. Bringing people into judo through their interest in self-defense is one under-used path.
As every instructor knows, it is important for a dojo to maintain insurance coverage. The USJF self-defense program is the product of negotiations between USJF and our insurance carrier to make sure that there is agreement on how a dojo can incorporate techniques beyond IJF shiai judo and retain coverage.
There are techniques — including de-escalation and situational awareness, not just waza — that can be taught in a one-day seminar to help people defend themselves in common situations, and presenting those techniques can be a public service as well as a gateway to judo. But anyone interested in waza useful in self-defense needs to learn the waza over a period of time and practice them so that they become part of muscle memory. And that is where we judoka can set up a win-win situation, gaining judo students and providing those students with something they want.
The clinics that USJF puts on are not waza clinics. The waza we should teach are existing judo waza (including atemi waza used in the self-defense katas such as kime no kata, koshiki no kata (added) and Goshin Jutsu). The goal of clinics is to explore ways to teach self-defense through the waza we already know, and to learn more about common situations calling for self-defense and about de-escalation and escape techniques, all taking into account learning from neuroscience and other fields of study. The team USJF sends out to the Yudanshakai for this purpose includes a police officer, a lawyer, and a former USJF President familiar with relevant scientific learning as well as strategic planning.”
The Self Defense Committee has exposed 17 Yudanshakai to the USJF Self Defense Process. The Committee will now transition into an oversight role for the program, which will include continued outreach to the Yudanshakai with support and guidance, creation of different additional training opportunities, Continuing Education Unit development, overall program coordination, and when asked provide specific Self Defense Training classes.
The Committee is also in the process of establishing a website for the general public as well as have a private section for trainers, teachers and assistant teachers. This private section will contain information that can be used by the certified members as well as a discussion forum so specific issues can be discussed.