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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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.

Congratulations to Berkeley Genco on your top-ranked youth athletes!

Cenco member club Berkeley Genco ended 2017 with four youth athletes ranked #1 in the USA. Their names and categories are:

  • Tugsbayar Chagnaadorj: Bantam 3 Male 31kg
  • Ankhbayar Chagnaadorj: Intermediate 1 Female 43kg
  • Khuslen Munkhbayasgalan: Bantam 3 Female 27kg
  • Khongorzul Munkbayasgalan: Juvenile A Female 48kg

Well done ladies and gentlemen! You can follow Berkeley Genco on Instagram here.

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.

Congratulations to EBJI for a successful tournament – Hanabi up next in October

Thank you and congratulations to East Bay Judo Institute for another successful tournament this past Sunday.

Up next in the Bay Area is the Hanabi Halloween Classic, on Sunday, October 29th 2017, in Albany, California.

Pre-registration at just $30 is available by mailing in or scanning and emailing the entry form. Walk-up registration is $50 so be sure to register early to save money. Click here to download the entry form in Word format.