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

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.

Congratulations to EBJI for a successful tournament – Hanabi up next in October

Thank you and congratulations to East Bay Judo Institute for another successful tournament this past Sunday.

Up next in the Bay Area is the Hanabi Halloween Classic, on Sunday, October 29th 2017, in Albany, California.

Pre-registration at just $30 is available by mailing in or scanning and emailing the entry form. Walk-up registration is $50 so be sure to register early to save money. Click here to download the entry form in Word format.

31st Annual East Bay Invitational Judo Tournament September 17th – Register Online Now

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The 31st Annual East Bay Invitational Judo Tournament is coming right up on September 17th, 2017 at El Cerrito High School.

Convenient online registration is open until September 13th. Click here to register online or to download a paper form.

29th Annual Bojuka Judo Tournament / Eddie Stewart Memorial

Dear Sensei, Officials, and Coaches,

We cordially invite you to our annual Judo Invitational to be held on August 27th in Seaside, CA located on the beautiful Monterey Bay.  Our tournament has been growing in numbers the last few years and we hope to continue that trend this year.  We also invite and request the presence of all the referees, both experienced and developing, to our competition.

The Monterey Bay area usually has very nice weather this time of the year and there are many places to visit to make a nice weekend such as the Monterey Aquarium.

Attached is the tournament information as well as registration forms, we hope that you can make it with your team.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Eddie Nakao
Bojuka Judo
Ganbaru Yudanshakai

Bojuka 2017 Registration Packet

Capitol Open Moves to September – CJI Championships Moves to November

Hi everyone, the Central Coast Judo Association calendar has been updated. Two big changes:

  • The Capitol Open in Sacramento has a new date: September 3rd
  • The CJI State Championships has a new date: November 18th at CCSF.

Don’t forget the Santa Clara PAL tournament coming right up on June 25th. Online registration is available for this event! What a great option, let’s hope other tournament directors can put their applications online and make it easier for competitors to register!

Click here to see the full calendar or download an updated copy in PDF format.

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.