Dear Judo Friends,
The 2018 Keiko Fukuda Joshi Camp will be held from July 20 – 22 in Charleston, South Carolina. We would like to invite you to join us. Our special guest this year is Sensei Megumi Tachimoto from Japan. Sensei Tachimoto is the 2015 World Championship Silver Medalist, and 4 times World Champion, Bronze Medalist. On Saturday, July 21, the Camp is open to males/females/and children.
Also, we will conduct Kodokan Kata Class. Ju No Kata / Nage No Kata. This Fukuda Joshi Camp is for Shiai and Kata Judokas.
All the details are available in this PDF: 07-2018-Joshi-Judo-Camp-Registration-Packet
There will be a kata clinic with Sensei Eiko Shepherd on June 2nd and 3rd at Soko Joshi in San Francisco. The seminar will be all day both Saturday and Sunday and will cover Goshin-Jitsu and Kime-No-Kata.
Sensei Shepherd is an eighth-degree black belt (hachidan) and an expert in kata. Click here to read more about Sensei Shepherd in this 2012 article from USA Judo (PDF).
Please see the attached flyer for details on the clinic: Cenco Kata Clinic_6_3_18 (PDF)
Palo Alto Judo Club will be having their tournament on Sunday, November 5th at Menlo-Atherton High School. They will have kata competition divisions as well. Please click here for all the detail and entry forms.
The Continental Crown up in Seattle will be the same day this year, also on November 5th. You can find all the details for that tournament by clicking here.
2017 Ju No Kata National Champions Chishiro Nishitani and Olga Bakhtiarova from Soko Joshi Dojo in San Francisco
Please share these upcoming events and announcements with your judo clubs:
The 29th Fukuda International Kata Championship will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Registration form and information available at www.sokojoshijudo.com/kata.
The USJF National Kata Conference will be held from July 24-28, 2017. Note that mail in registration ended on June 30, but walk in registration is still available. Click here for details, including registration form.
Finally, the documentary Mrs. Judo is now available on Amazon for purchase or rent. Also available on iTunes.
Please help us spread the word about the July Kata Conference, October Kata Tournament, and Mrs. Judo!!!
Pam Mery, Yondan
Soko Joshi Judo Club