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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Capital Open this Sunday in Sacramento – including Kata Competition and Master’s Divisions!

This Sunday, October 7th, the 83rd Annual Capital Open will be held in Sacramento, California. This tournament is hosted by Sacramento Judo, one of the oldest judo clubs in the country.

In addition to regular shiai divisions for kids and adults, it also features kata competition and Master’s divisions for competitors age 30 and up!

Address:

COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE 
8401 CENTER PARKWAY
SACRAMENTO, CA 95823

Click here for all the information on the 2018 Capital Open.

Click here for a direct link to the entry form (PDF).

 

Fukuda Kata Championships 2018

The 2018 Fukuda Kata Championships will be held at City College of San Francisco on October 27th. Juniors and Seniors will compete in the following categories:

  • Nage-no-Kata
  • Ju-no-Kata
  • Katame-no-Kata
  • Kime-no-Kata
  • Goshin-Jutsu
  • Itsutsu-no-Kata
  • Koshiki-no-Kata

All the details can be found in the official entry form, download it now!

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2018 Keiko Fukuda Joshi Camp

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

California State Championships set for August 18th and 19th in Southern California

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The California State Championships have been set for August 18th and 19th at Cerritos College. It will be a two day event with Bantam, Intermediate, Juvenile A, IJF and Jr. Novice contested on Saturday, and Kata, Cadet, Senior, Masters, and Sr. Novice contested on Sunday. It will be hosted by Taishi Judo Club.

All the details can be found in this PDF:

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There will be satellite weigh ins, with the locations TBD.

Goshin-Jitsu and Kime-No-Kata Clinic June 2nd/3rd with Eiko Shepherd at Soko Joshi

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 Invitational Judo Tournament Sunday, November 5th – Continental Crown on same day in Seattle

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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.

Kata Championships and National Conference

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2017 Ju No Kata National Champions Chishiro Nishitani and Olga Bakhtiarova from Soko Joshi Dojo in San Francisco

Dear Judoka,

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

Capitol Open in Sacramento – Entry form now available

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The Capitol Open will be held Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, hosted by Sacramento Judo Club and Hokka Yudanshakai.

There will also be a kata competition! With divisions for Nage-No-Kata and Katame-No-Kata.

Referee meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. New referees are welcome.

This should be a great tournament!

Click here to download the entry form.