Gary Takemoto Referee Clinic November 4th

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Olympic referee Gary Takemoto returns for another informative, entertaining clinic. For those seeking local or regional referee certification a CENCO written test will follow the Clinic.  This is a closed book test and Participants are expected to have studied CENCO’s recommended referee manual in advance: http://bit.ly/2xYKEo3; A practical examination will follow during Palo Alto’s tournament on Sunday November 5th at the Menlo-Atherton High School gym.

The clinic will cover both current status and possible future directions for rules and be of great value for Referees, Coaches, and Competitors alike:

  • Referees: Improve your “game” and get ready for further advancement
  • Coaches: Learn how Referees are being guided and prepare your athletes accordingly
  • Competitors: Learn how you can seek ethical advantages and avoid surprises on the mat

Clinic attire is slacks and polo shirts. The cost for CENCO members will be $35 and $40 for members of clubs outside CENCO.

Eligibility: Must be a current USJF, USJA or USJI member and present card

Questions: Please email max.rayner+refclinic@gmail.com

USJF SANCTION # 17-11-12

Sponsored by: CENCO Yudanshakai

Hosted by: Palo Alto Judo Club at Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

Saturday, November 4, 2017 Registration at 9:30am.  Clinic 10am – 2pm.

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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.

45th Annual Kagami Biraki

Cenco Member and Friends,

This is an invitation to all Cenco members to join us for the 45th Annual Kagami Biraki (New Year’s Celebration) hosted by Soko Joshi, Palo Alto and San Jose Buddhist Judo Club. Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the gymnasium next to the Palo Alto Buddhist Church, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA94303 to kick off the coming Judo events of 2017.

It is modeled after the traditional ceremony done in Japan each year. It is 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM with the pot luck lunch following the ceremony. Please bring a dish to share. There will be 7 katas demonstrated as well as an exercise and randori demonstration session. We encourage all Cenco members and their families to attend to get reacquainted and to help us celebrate the coming of the new year.

Click here to view flyer (PDF)

Thank you,

Vaughn Imada

CENCO Referee Clinic led by Olympic Referee Gary Takemoto

 

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In conjunction with Palo Alto Judo Club’s annual tournament, CENCO will be offering an exciting Referee Clinic led by Gary Takemoto on 11/12/2016 (USJF SANCTION # 16-11-10).

Sensei Takemoto was the only U.S. referee selected to officiate at the Olympic Games, a rare honor indicative of his status as one of the U.S.’s most highly regarded referees.

This Referee Clinic will be hosted by the Palo Alto Judo Club on Saturday, November 12th from 10am to 4pm at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

As you may know, from this November forward, CENCO will require Dan candidates to be certified as referees.  For those seeking local or regional referee certification, a test will be administered at the end of the Saturday clinic and then a practical examination will follow during Palo Alto’s tournament on Sunday November 13th at the Menlo-Atherton High School gym.  The tournament Officials meeting on Sunday will start at 9am.

The cost to attend this clinic for CENCO members will be $35 and $40 for members of clubs outside CENCO.

The clinic will cover both current status and possible future directions for rules and will be of great value for Referees, Coaches, and Competitors alike:

  • Referees: Improve your “game” and get ready for further advancement
  • Coaches: Learn how Referees are being guided and prepare your athletes accordingly
  • Competitors: Learn how you can seek ethical advantages and avoid surprises on the mat
  • Questions: Please email max.rayner+refclinic@gmail.com
  • Participants may bring their own lunch or elect to join an order for sandwiches which will be organized when the clinic starts.
  • Dress code is business casual: polo shirt and slacks, no sweats, no short pants, no gym gear.  Attendees may want to have a gi in their car just in case, but we expect few if any will be asked to suit up with a gi.

Clinic registration and liability waiver is attached – please share!