Senior Category Results for San Jose Buddhist tournament

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Great tournament yesterday at the San Jose State Event Center. Thank you to the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club for putting on another great tournament, all the organizers, and the competitors who came from near and far to participate.

Here are the results for the senior black belt category.

Senior Category Divisions: Contestant’s Name (Hometown / Organization )

DIVISION: Womens 48 kg

1. Destinee Nagtalon (Cupertino, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Womens 52 kg

1. Sariuna Tsyzhipova (Van Nuys, CA / SC-Hayastan) 2. Alex Hyatt (San Francisco, CA / NC-UCSC Judo Club) 3. Marlina Luz (Sacramento, CA / NC-Team Sacramento)

DIVISION: Womens 57 kg 1. Torie Oishi (Torrance, CA / SC-Taishi) 2. Asia Robinson (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 3. Shadi Ebrahim (Pomona, CA / SC-Mojica)

DIVISION: Womens 63 kg 1. Alisha Galles (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 2. Abigail Sigurdson (Onario, OR / Institute) 3. Agnieszka Bezraczko (San Francisco, CA / NC-Stanford)

DIVISION: Womens 70 kg 1. Leilani Akiyama (Escondido, CA / OTC) 2. Rachael Butler (Pleasanton, CA / NC-Tri Valley) 3. April Fehr (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Womens 78 kg 1. Natalie Gonzalez (Alviso, CA / NC-San Jose Buddhist)

DIVISION: Womens +78 kg 1. Akiko Balitactac (San Carlos, CA / NC-Palo Alto) 2. Ariyana Durham (Atherton, CA / NC-Stanford)

DIVISION: Mens 55 kg 1. Satoshi Ueda (Cupertino, CA / NC-Cupertino)

DIVISION: Mens 60 kg 1. Aaron Fukuhara (Torrance, CA / SC-Gardena Judo) 2. Jonathan Kato (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose Buddhist) 3. Fernando Rodriguez (Santa Maria, CA / NC-Central Coast)

DIVISION: Mens 66 kg 1. Masataka Miyata (Japan / Kokushikan University) 2. Tigran Movsesyan (Pasadena, CA / SC-Mojica) 3. Spencer Augustine (Oakland, CA / NC-Hanabi)

DIVISION: Mens 73 kg 1. Keiya Saiki ( / SC-Sawtelle) 2. Yoshiki Castillo (Oakland, CA / NC-East Bay Judo Institut) 3. Hirotaka Uchiyama (Japan / Kokushikan University)

DIVISION: Mens 81 kg 1. Harmik Aghakhahi (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 2. Gregory West (San Francisco, CA / NC-Cahills Judo) 3. Jesse Butler (Westminster, CO / Hyland Hills)

DIVISION: Mens 90 kg 1. Alexander Graves (San Marcos, CA / SC-San Shi) 2. Lenny Guerrero-Baez (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State) 3. Francisco Sidveyra Marquez (San Jose, CA / NC-San Jose State)

DIVISION: Mens 100 kg 1. Preston Quam (Fallbrook, CA / SC-LA Tenri) 2. Nate Keeve (San Rafael, CA / Southwest Judo Academy) 3. Chris Moulton (San Leandro, CA / NC-Berkeley Judo Club)

DIVISION: Mens +100 kg 1. Seiryu Asari (Japan / Kokushikan University) 2. Takeuchi Yuudai (Japan / Kokushikan University) 3. Philip Horiuchi (West Covina, CA / SC-LA Tenri)

 

Clinics this weekend in conjunction with San Jose Buddhist tournament

As you know, San Jose’s Sensei Memorial Tournament is coming up this weekend and we have a couple of important clinics in conjunction with the main event:

San Jose State University Event Center

7th Street and San Carlos

Sanctioned By: USA Judo #2017-08-02

http://www.sjbjudo.org/2017-sensei-memorial-tournament

Judo clinic/workout on Saturday morning:

JUDO CLINIC/WORKOUT

Yosh Uchida Hall on SJSU Campus, corner of 4th Street & San Carlos Street.

Judo Clinic/Workout for all from 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 18, 2017$30 payable to SJBJC.

Check website for entry form and updated information atwww.sjbjudo.org. 

Referee Clinic with tests for both National and Regional/Local referees: 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REFEREE CERTIFICATION, Latest Rules Discussion

All clinics and written test will be at the SJSU Event Center, aerobics room, on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Contact Vaughn Imada at vpimada@aol.com if you have questions regarding National and/or Regional Referee testing. 

Referee Clinic 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($20 payable to USA Judo)

National and Regional Referee Candidate written test 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. or soon after referee clinic.  New IJF contest rules as adopted by USA Judo discussed.  Referees attending clinic must be dressed in Referee attire.  National candidates must be fully dressed in referee suit and tie even at the clinic.

Candidates for Regional or Local Referee certification will be required to attend the referee clinic, pass the Regional/Local Referee test and receive a satisfactory evaluation in the practical portion during the event.  Regional/Local candidates may wear white polo shirt in lieu of white shirt, tie and coat.  $15 fee payable to “Cenco” to take the Regional or Local test and process certification.

NOTE:  The Regional/Local test will use legacy rules since that’s how the tournament will be fought.

Candidates for National Referee Certification must meet the following criteria and conditions.  A National Referee must:

  1. be at least 18 years of age.
  2. be a citizen of the USA.
  3. be a Regional Referee for at least one year.
  4. be a member of USA JUDO (USJI)
  5. have a recognized judo rank of Shodan (1st dan) or higher.

Candidates (National, Regional and Local) must attend the Clinic, pass the written test, referee the entire event and receive a satisfactory evaluation.  National Referee candidates should bring proof of age, citizenship, rank, regional certification and USA Judo membership to the Clinic.  For National Referee candidates there is a $20 fee to take the National test and a $10 one-time registration fee for successful National Referee candidates.  Checks should be made payable to USA Judo.

Reminder for National Referee candidates:

Here’s a list of what you need to have ready for that day (copies only — don’t want originals):

=> Digital 2X2 high rez passport photo (2 megapixel or better which you will email this to the people listed below).  You can email this to the Sensei listed below.

Copy of proof of age and US citizenship/permanent residence

=> Passport  OR birth certificate… not a driver’s license

=> Rank Proof copy (both Rank certificate or Rank validated USJI card)

=> Dated Regional Referee Certificate copy

=> Proof of USA Judo membership (current USJI card or Life Membership)

=> Background investigation results on file or download and submit background form to get it started.

You can ask the USJF office to share the one they did for any dan promotion for you to USA Judo.

The referee commision doesn’t want the results, they want it on file with USA Judo.

You should notify the following people of your intention to test:

Sensei Ralph Palmer:   RefComAsst2@surewest.net

Sensei Harold Yamada:  yamadadojo@hotmail.com

When you come to the clinic you must come fully dressed as if you were going to referee:

Black jacket, white shirt, black tie, dark grey pants, completely black socks.

Joe Nakano Memorial Service

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Cenco Member,

This is to update you on Sensei Joe Nakano’s service:  There will be a memorial service at the San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, 95112 on Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 PM.

Joe Nakano Sensei was born September 2, 1928 and has been a loyal and dedicated member of the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club for over 45 years.  He has been one of the four head instructors of the club since 1992.

Joe has also served the Central Coast Judo Association and represented Central Coast at national and state meetings for many years.

We are sorry to inform you that Joe passed away sometime between Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7, 2017. He showed true bravery and fighting spirit by continually coming to Judo practices even though he had health issues.

Vaughn Imada

San Jose Buddhist Sensei Memorial Tournament Registration Now Open

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Online registration is now open for the San Jose Buddhist Sensei Memorial Tournament – to be held Sunday, February 19th, at the San Jose State University Event Center.

Click here for the general tournament information site.

Click here for online registration.

Go go go!

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