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/
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Junior Judo Camp at San Jose State July 17-18-19

Just a reminder that the deadline for discounted registration for the SJSU Camp is next Wednesday, July 5th.  Please encourage your students to participate as we believe this should be very educational, fun and a great workout.  Also, if you are able to help with the camp, please let me know which days you can attend.
As you know the camp is now a 3-day camp, Monday-Wednesday, July 17,18 & 19.  Attached are the revised information and registration forms.
Thank you,
Vaughn Imada

2017 World University Games Clinic

sjsu-team

The San Jose State University Judo team is holding a clinic on Saturday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. It will feature clinicians Sensei Destinee Nagtalon and five other University Games members from SJSU Judo team.  The clinic will consist of the team teaching some of their best techniques and strategies for competition as well as providing a great workout. 

As a member of Cenco Yudanshakai (Central Coast Judo Association) you will have a reduced registration fee.  Bring your completed entry form, waiver, payment and USJF membership card to registration the day of the clinic.

We recommend to all to take advantage of this opportunity.  

Click here for all the details… (PDF)

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.