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!  : )
Eddie Nakao
Bojuka Judo

Cenco Cup 2018: Together Through Judo

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Central Coast will be having a team tournament on January 21st at SJSU! All the details are online at Please note registration is ONLINE ONLY with a deadline one week before the event, no walk ups.

Cost is only $50 per team and everyone gets a free t-shirt!

2018 Cenco Cup Entry Form Final

City College of San Francisco Invitational Judo Tournament December 11th 2016

The fall CCSF tournament is coming up! Come on down and enjoy this great event organized by Mitchell Palacio and the City College of San Francisco Judo Club.

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Location: City College of San Francisco Wellness Center
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. 94112

Time: Tournament will commence at 10:30 am

Entry Fee: $40.00 per contestant, second family member $30.00, third or more family members FREE. Make checks payable to: ML Event Management

Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Additional awards (Medals) will be presented to all competitors

Eligibility: Open to all qualified male and female, Junior/Intermediate and Senior competitors with current USJF, USJA or USA Judo membership cards. Must present current membership card.

Sponsored: CCSF Judo Club

Sanctioned by: USJF 16-12-03

Registration: Registration times on the day of the tournament are:

Junior Division 5-6yrs / 7-8yrs./ 9-10yrs/11-12yrs 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Intermediate Divisions 13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Sr. White, Brown and Black Belts 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Divisions to be contested:

5-6yrs / 7-8yrs. / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs White, Yellow, Orange Belts
7-8yrs / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs Blue and Green Belts
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs White, Yellow, & Blue Belts
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs Purple Belts
Sr. White, Yellow, Green, Blue Belts Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy
Sr. Brown Belts, Black Belts Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy

Black Belt competition will begin at 1:30 pm

Elimination: The Pool system of scoring will be used. Contestants will be separated by sex, age, weight and belt color. Depending on the number of contestants, the Tournament Director reserves the right to combine or change groups to benefit the majority of the contestants.

Scoring System: Places will be determined according to the following criteria, in this order:

A. Places will be determined first on the basis of wins.

B. If the numbers of wins are tied, both participants will be awarded the same medal.

Contest Rules: We will use the NEW 2013 Competition Rules (

Current IJF Contest Rules Modified as follows:

  • Pre 2003 IJF Medical Rule and The CARE system will Not be in use.
  • 7 meter competition area with 4 meter between mats with 3 meter safety border on edge.
  • No Kani-Basami and No Double knee drop Seoi-Nage in 12 and under
  • No Shime waza (chokes) in junior division (12 and under)
  • 1st Accidental leg grab for all 12 yrs. and younger will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
  • 1st Accidental leg grab for all white belts 13 and older will be penalized with a Shido, 2nd accidental leg grab will be Hansokumake.
  • 2.5 Minutes: (12 and under), Matte Stop Time
  • We will use the “Golden Score” process for determining winners in a tied match
  • Kansetsu Waza (Armbars) only allowed in the Black Belt Division
  • Intermediate, Sr. White and Brown, 3 minutes……Black Belts 5 minutes

Officials Meeting: Officials Clinic/meeting will be held at 9:30 am, 3rd Floor

Tournament Director: Mitchell Palacio Email:

Download the tournament packet here.

CENCO Referee Clinic Enjoys Record Attendance

Graduates Already Serving as Tournament Referees

CENCO’s referee development efforts are paying off, and not just for CENCO but also for other Yudanshakai. Recent CENCO referee clinic graduates were among those refereeing at the East Bay Judo Institute’s tournament held on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

The addition of graduates from CENCO’s 2015 and 2016 Petaluma Referee Clinic helped beef up mat referees and this is expected to continue into this and future tournament seasons.

Cal Kitaura, head of referee training and chairman of the Board of Examiners for CENCO, commented “We are stepping up our efforts in order to assure a steady pipeline of new referees and also to provide a ladder up for technical development among referees. In addition to the Petaluma Clinic, this year we will host IJF-A and Olympic referee Gary Takemoto at a referee certification clinic during Palo Alto’s annual tournament. This Referee Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 12 th from 10am to 4pm at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple (2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA) with a practical examination to follow during Palo Alto’s tournament on Sunday November 13th at the Menlo-Atherton High School in Menlo Park, CA.”

CENCO’s most recent Petaluma clinic took place on August 27th and 28th, 2016 and enjoyed record attendance: twenty-four participants joined both the clinic on Saturday the 27th and the practical exam at DeLeon’s developmental tournament on Sunday August 28th. Cal Kitaura, head of referee training and chairman of the Board of Examiners for CENCO, and Max Rayner, secretary of CENCO’s Board of Examiners, led both a practice session and a multi- media clinic where attendees were treated to:

  • A practical demonstration session
  • A review of video highlights of IJF’s January 2016 Referee and Coach Seminar
  • Selections from Rio’s 2016 Judo Olympic matches
  • A written reference text “Refereeing Judo – Introduction and Abridged Rules” which was co-authored by Mr. Kitaura and Mr. Rayner based on IJF and USA Judo public domain content to provide beginning referees with appropriate guidance on both rules and the refereeing process.

The following day, Jim Pennington, vice-chairman of the Board of Examiners for CENCO, and Larry Okumoto, national referee, led a practical examination which together written test scores determined the level of certification for each participant.

Mr. Rayner concluded “It was great to help deliver the training, but even more gratifying was the opportunity to see several of our graduates from clinics in 2015 and 2016 already making a positive difference in both CENCO tournaments and in other Yudanshakai’s tournaments.”