City College of San Francisco Invitational Judo Tournament
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, Calif. 94112
Time: Tournament will commence at 10:30 am
Entry Fee: Entry fee will be $40.00 per contestant, second family member $30.00, third or more family
members FREE. Make checks payable to: ML Event Management
Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Additional awards (Medals) will be presented
to all competitors
Eligibility: Open to all qualified male and female, Junior/Intermediate and Senior competitors with
current USJF, USJA or USA Judo membership cards. Must present current membership card.
Sponsored: CCSF Judo Club Sanctioned by: USJF: 18-04-12
Registration: Registration on the day of the tournament are:
Junior Division: 5-6yrs / 7-8yrs./ 9-10yrs/11-12yrs….…… ……… …..8:00 am to 9:30 am
Intermediate Divisions:.13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs ……… … ………………..10:00 am to 11:30 am
Sr. White, Brown and Black Belts………………………………..……..10:00 am to 11:30 am
Divisions to be contested:
5-6yrs / 7-8yrs. / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs…………………………White, Yellow, Orange Belts
7-8yrs / 9-10yrs. / 11-12yrs………………………………………Blue and Green Belts.
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs………………………………………………..White, Yellow, & Blue Belts
13-14 yrs / 15-16 yrs………………………………………………..Purple Belts.
Sr. White, Yellow, Green, Blue Belts: Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy
Sr. Brown Belts…………Black Belts: Pools – Light, Middle, Heavy
Elimination: Pool system of scoring will be used. Contestants will be separated by sex, age, weight and belt color. There will be at
least three weight divisions, per age group, depending on the number of contestants. The Tournament Director reserves
the right to combine or change groups to benefit the majority of the contestants. Contestants will be given at least a one
round rest in between matches.
Scoring System: Places will be determined according to the following criteria, in this order:
A. Places will be determined first on the basis of wins.
B. If the numbers of wins are tied, both participants will be awarded the same medal.
Contest Rules: We will use the NEW 2018 IJF Competition Rules (www.ccsfjudo.org/articles or
Note changes on: Ippon/Wazari Score, Elimination of Yuko score, Osaekomi time, and
accidental leg touch
Current IJF Contest Rules Modified as follows:
• Pre 2003 IJF Medical Rule and The CARE system will Not be in use.
• 7 meter competition area with 4 meter between mats with 3 meter safety border on edge.
• No Kani-Basami and No Double knee drop Seoi-Nage in 12 and under
• No Shime waza (chokes) in junior division (12 and under)
• 2.5 Minutes: (12 and under), Matte Stop Time
• We will use the “Golden Score”
• Kansetsu Waza (Armbars) only allowed in the Black Belt Division
• Intermediate, Sr. White and Brown, 3 minutes……Black Belts 4 minutes
Officials Meeting: Officials meeting on the New Rules (2018) will be held at 9:30 am, 3rd Floor
Tournament Director: Mitchell Palacio Email: email@example.com
Location: Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton, CA, United States
In conjunction with Palo Alto Judo Club’s annual tournament, CENCO will be offering a Referee Clinic led by Gary Takemoto on 11/4/2017 (USJF SANCTION # 1711-12).
- Registration begins at 9:00 am
- Referee Clinic participants are requested to wear slacks and polo shirts
- Preregistration and weigh-in will be held at the following dojos: Chuck Jefferson Judo on Thursday, Nov 2nd, 5:30-7pm and San Jose Buddhist Judo Club on Nov 2nd, 7:00-9:00 pm. Please bring proof of membership to USJF/USJI/USJA. You will not need to register on the day of the tournament if you have preregistered.
- The Palo Alto Invitational will have BOTH a Shiai and Kata competition. Please see tournament forms for details.
- The tournament is being held at Menlo-Atherton High School
- A competitor can only sign up for only one division
- Only Brown Belts and Intermediate Purple Belts will be allowed to compete “up” in the Black Belt divisions.
- All competitors and their instructors are required to complete the “Certificate Regarding Non-Black Belt Contestants” on the entry form
- Competitors will wear white and blue belts, depending on the side on which they are fighting; no other belts will be allowed.
Competitors are required to provide their own white and blue belts. If you wear white and blue gis, you don’t need to use the white and blue belts; however, if you plan on wearing a blue gi in competition, you must also have a white gi to wear as needed. You will not be allowed to wear a blue gi on the white side.
Tournament Location Map:
4th Annual Picnic & Beach Day
Saturday, August 12th 2017
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9th Street Alvarez Park
9th Street Park
Benicia, CA 94510
Enjoy the weather and the company!
NorCal Judo Family,
Please take a moment and vote for Northern California Judo Club to win Solano County’s best of 2016. Voting ends October 9th 2016. Please share this with family and friends.
Click on the link below and vote under the “Martial Arts” category.
We thank you for all your support!
Seminar with Ne-waza Expert Koji Komuro from Japan!
Please click the link below to reserve your space today!
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, California 94303
Forty five years ago, Professor Keiko Fukuda brought a traditional New Year’s celebration from the Kodokan to her Judo Club in San Francisco. This celebration is called Kagami Biraki.
In Japan, many of us grew up being told by our parents an old Japanese expression, “Ichi nen no kei wa gantah ni ari”. That meant how we start January will reflect on our success for the rest of the year. Sensei Fukuda strongly believed that we should celebrate Kagami biraki for a successful year in Judo.
At the Kodokan, the world headquarters of Judo, Kagami Baraki is celebrated each year on the Saturday of the third weekend in January. The celebration at the Kodokan includes demonstrations of kata and randori followed by the eating of shiruko, soft sweet red beans and rice cakes.
In the beginning years Soko Joshi was the only club participating. Now it has expanded to include 3 clubs, Palo Alto Judo Club, San Jose Buddhist Judo Club and Soko Joshi Judo Club.
As we all work together we can keep this special traditional Kagami biraki for many years to come. I am looking forward to seeing you on January 16, 2016.
Eiko Saito Shepherd 7th Dan
Be Inspired Be Motivated
Our First Nage-No-Kata practice. We still have a long way to go, but made a short clip to watch the progress and hopefully see some improvements. 🙂
Judo skills training clinic with Shintaro Nakano
May 30th 2015 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Shintaro Nakano – Godan
• Instructor as San Jose State University Judo Team
• 6 times 60K and 66K All Japan Industrial Champion
• 2004 U.S. Open Champion
USJF Sanction # 15-05-02
Sponsored by: CENCO Yudanshakai
Coaches and students please join us for a clinic to prepare for competition and build other judo skills. We welcome all students. Coaches and instructors please come with your judo gi and participate as well.
Eligibility: Participants must present current USJF, USJI or USJA membership card. Those without a valid registration will be required to register with USJF or USJA at registration desk to be allowed to participate in the clinic.
$10.00 for CENCO members
$20.00 for all others
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