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).

 

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!  : )
Sincerely,
Eddie Nakao
Bojuka Judo

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.

15th Annual Professor Jay Aloha Invitational Judo Tournament – May 20th

Sensei Dave Quinonez at the 2017 tournament.

The Alameda tournament will be held May 20th! This is a fun tournament where the referees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts to celebrate the aloha spirit of the late Professor Wally Jay.

Full entry form with all the details can be downloaded here:

Professor Wally_Jay complete application 2018

Upcoming Tournament Reminders – Cupertino, Legacy 6, CCSF

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Lots of great competition opportunities available right here in the Bay Area in the next few months.

As always, please check the online calendar here for the latest details. Don’t forget you can import events from the Cenco calendar to your personal Google calendar for easy reminders.

6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th at UC Berkeley

Volunteers Needed Saturday, Feb 24

Cal Judo is hosting the 6th Annual Western Conference Collegiate Championships this Saturday, February 24th.

In order to make the tournament a success, we are asking for table helpers, pool runners, and other volunteer support. The competition is scheduled to start at noon, so helping could be a half-day commitment, and volunteers could start after the Saturday judo class.

For those that are unavailable in the morning, we will be moving mats at 6:00am ahead of the Yongmudo tournament held at the same venue, and will need some support with weigh-ins from 9-11.
LOCATION
Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
Kleeberger Field House,
University of California, Berkeley
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

SCHEDULE
Registration and Weigh-ins     9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Referee Meeting  11:00 AM
Competition begins      12:00 Noon

For athletes interested in competing, the eligibility requirements are:

  • Be a member in good standing with USA Judo (United States Judo Inc.) or other recognized organization (USJA, USJF, ATJA). A copy of your current membership card will be required at registration
  • Is at least 17 years of age as of the date of the tournament and under the age of 25 as of the date of the tournament.  Proof of age consisting of birth certificate, passport, or current USA Judo membership card having the age verification symbol “V” printed following the date of birth.
  • Is currently enrolled as a full-time Student in an undergraduate program as defined by their institution.
More details and registrations forms are available on the UC Martial Arts website: http://www.ucmap.org/tournaments/

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 www.cencocup.com. 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