2019 USJF Winter Nationals





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This premier event is held each December in sunny Southern California at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center outside of Los Angeles. It was created and is hosted by Goltz Judo and is endorsed by the USJA/USJF Grassroots Judo™ alliance You can expect to see over 800 competitors from all over the country as well as different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, South America, even a team from Tahiti! In addition to the national tournament for all age groups and skill levels, clinics are held on coaching, refereeing, kata, and anything pertaining to the study of judo.


Capital Open

84th Anniversary Invitational Judo Tournament


Tournament Director: Mac Takeda
Assistant Tournament Director: Harvey Takeda


2019 SJB Judo Tournament

The 71st Annual San Jose Buddhist Judo Club and 27th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament
San Jose State University Event Center
7th Street and San Carlos, San Jose, CA

ONLINE Registration


Satellite Weigh-In Locations

Mojica Judo Club – Address is 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park , CA 91706. On February 6th from 6 to 9 pm.
Gardena Judo Club – Japanese Cultural Institute 1964 W. 162nd Street Gardena, CA 90247-3640. On Thursday February 7th from 6 to 8:30 pm.
East bay Judo Club – Address is 11165 San Pablo ave El Cerrito CA 94530. On Thursday February 7th from 7 to 9 PM
CCSF – City College Wellness Center, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112. On Thursday February 7th from 7 to 9 PM
Bojuka Ryu – 291 Carmel Ave. Marina, CA 93933 On Thursday February 7th from 5 to 7PM
Fresno Judo Club – Address is 105 W. Dakota #106, Clovis, CA 93612. On Thursday February 7th from 7 to 9 PM
Taishi Judo Club – Address is 19751 S. Figueroa Street, Carson, CA 90745. On Thursday February 7th from 7 to 9 PM
Deleon Judo Club – Address 150 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952. On Thursday February 7th from 4 to 8 PM
Tri-Valley Judo Club – 1040 Serpentine Lane #203, Pleasanton, Ca 94566. On Thursday February 7th from 5 to 8 PM
Team Sacramento – 3079 Kilgore Road suite E Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. On Thursday February 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
SJB Judo Club – 1050 North 5th St. San Jose, CA 95112. On Thursday February 7th from 7:30 to 9 PM

Cupertino Judo Invitational Tournament 2018

Cupertino Judo Invitational Tournament 2018
We are excited to host our annual tournament! Please find the details below:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Downloadable Entry form

Junior Division (12 yrs and under)
7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Intermediates (13 – 16 yrs.):
7:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Senior Division:
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Officials Meeting
9:00 AM
Tournament begins
10:00 AM

Lynbrook High School
1280 Johnson Ave
San Jose, CA 95129

Entry Fees

$40.00 Juniors, Intermediates, Senior White and Brown Belts
$50.00 Senior Black Belt Division
(Please make checks payable to CUPERTINO JUDO CLUB. There will be a $25 charge on all returned checks.)


2018 SJB Judo Tournament

The 70th Annual San Jose Buddhist Judo Club and 26th “Sensei Memorial” Invitational Judo Tournament

San Jose State University Event Center

7th Street and San Carlos, San Jose, CA



This tournament is open to all male and female contestants at least five (5) years of age on the day of the competition.  All contestants must be registered members of and in good standing with the United States Judo Association (USJA), United States Judo Federation (USJF) or USA Judo (USJI).

All contestants must present their valid USJA, USJF, ATJA or USA Judo registration card, with acceptable proof of insurance, at the time of registration.  If a contestant is unable to present their valid registration card, he or she will be required to purchase a membership of one of the organizations at the tournament site.  Responsibility for reimbursement of membership fees for those who have previously registered remains that of the individual.

All contestants must be familiar with the sport of Judo and the rules in connection therewith and have sufficient ability to safely compete in the tournament.  Contestants, their parents (in the case of minor contestants), and their instructors have the responsibility of insuring that the contestants meet this requirement.

You can pre-register by mail-in or on-line

On-line pre-registration must be completed by February 6, 2018 12 midnight, and
contestants must weigh-in at a satellite location or on Saturday, February 10, 2018. **Black belt competitors must weigh-in on Saturday, February 10, 2018 and are NOT permitted to weigh-in at a satellite.


All non-black belt divisions

1 contestant


All non-black belt divisions – family discounted

3 contestants from same family. No family discounts given by on-line registration. Family discounts for 3 or more in the same family must be by mail in registration only.

 All black belt divisions

1 contestant **Must weigh-in on Saturday February 10, 2018 and NOT at a satellite location.


All competitors not pre-registered must weigh-in on Saturday, February 10, 2018

All non-black belt divisions

1 contestant



All non-black belt divisions

3 contestants from same family



All black belt divisions

1 contestant **Must weigh-in on Saturday February 10, 2018 and NOT at a satellite location.



NorCal Judo the 2 closest satellite weigh-in locations are as follows:
East bay Judo Club – Address is 11165 San Pablo ave El Cerrito CA 94530. On Thursday February 8th from 6 to 8 PM
Tri-Valley Judo Club – 1040 Serpentine Lane #203, Pleasanton, Ca 94566. On Thursday February 8th from 5 to 8 PM

Cenco Cup Team Tournament

CENCO Cup ‘18 Team Tournament
Hosted by San Jose State Judo team and CENCO Yudanshakai

DATE/TIME: Sunday January 21, 2018. Tournament will start at 10:00 am
LOCATION: San Jose State University, Uchida Hall Small Gym
1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
ENTRY FEE: $50 per team, all teams, all divisions
WEIGH-INS: 7:30-8:30am

Referee’s Meeting: 8:30am All coaches are encouraged to attend the referee’s meeting

Team Eligibility:
● All Team Members must be current paid members of the USJF or USA Judo. A valid
membership card must be presented at the check-in by all members.
● 5 Member Teams – All Divisions
○ Maximum of 5 members – Minimum of 3 members needed to participate
○ In the event that team has less than the 5 members, forfeits will count as a win
for the other team
○ No substitutions are allowed on the day of event
● True double elimination tournament for all divisions
Medals are awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team members!

5 Person teams, 3 divisions; Each team will consist of 3 Males and 2 Females:
Bantam (8-12 yrs) Weight in lbs, :Males -68, -75, -95 :Females -73, -86
Juvenile (13-16yrs) Weight in lbs :Males -106, -146, -170 :Females -88, -125
Seniors (17+) Weight in lbs :Males -145lb, -178, -220 :Females -114, -154

Workout to follow the conclusion of the team tournament
The tournament committee reserves the right to make any changes in the best interest of the sport and the competitors,
any and all information on this quick sheet is subject to change. Please go to the website for registration and updated
information: www.cencocup.com
Have questions? Contact the Tournament Director:
Andrew Le


Date: November 5, 2017
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).



  1. Registration begins at 9:00 am
  2. Referee Clinic participants are requested to wear slacks and polo shirts
  3. 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:

Hanabi Halloween Classic

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Sanction No.: USJF No. 17-10-14

Location: Albany High School: 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany, CA 94706

All individuals with current USJI, USJF or USJA membership must present cards.(Non-members can register at the tournament)
Schedule: 8:00 to 9:30 am Registration for competitors 16 and under
8:00 to 11:00 am Registration for Senior and Black Belt Divisions
9:15 am Referee and Coach’s Meeting

9:45 am Opening Ceremony
Pooling: Please see attached age and weight categories. Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the tournament committee to optimize competition and safety.
Competitors 10 or under may have coed pools.

Scoring System: Place winners will be determined by wins first, then by points, as follows:
Ippon 5, Waza-ari 3, Shido or Decision 1

Each pool will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals.
Match Time:
Matches are 3 minutes with a golden score period of no more than 1-minute except for the Black Belt Divisions. Black Belts will have 4 minute matches with current golden score rules.
Contest Rules: Current IJF rules will be used with the following modifications:
Mat size will be at least 6 meters with a 4 meter border between mats and 3 meter on outside border;
The CARE system will not be used;
No kansetsu-waza (armlocks) in divisions below black belt;

No shime-waza (chokes) and double knee drop below 13 years of age.
Competitors who lose by Hansokumake because of “kikengachi” will not be allowed to continue. Hansokumake as a result of 3 shidos will only lose that match.
Non-Black Belt contestants will be allowed medical examination during their matches. Black Belt divisions will use current IJF rules concerning medical examination and Hansokumake.
Women wearing headscarves will be able to compete, as long as it does not interfere with kumikata. If it comes off during newaza, no “Mate” shall be called.
Registration: Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to: info@hanabijudo.com
The following forms are required at registration on day of tournament:
1) Official Entry form
2) Age and weight category declaration form
3) Waiver and Release of Liability and Agreement to Participate

Entry Fee*: Before 10/22: $30 per division for all entries
Walk Up Oct. 29: $50 for 1 division
2 divisions or more divisions; 2 or more from same family: $45

City College of San Francisco Invitational Judo Tournament 2017

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Location: City College of San Francisco

Wellness Center
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: 17-04-06

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: The Pool system of scoring will be used. Contestants will be separated by sex, age, weight and belt color. Depending on the number of contestants, the Tournament Director reserves the right to combine or change groups to benefit the majority of the contestants.

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 2017 IJF Competition Rules (www.ccsfjudo.org/articles or http://www.ijf.org) Note changes on: Ippon/Wazari Score, Elimination of Yuko score, Osaekomi time, 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 Clinic/meeting on the New Rules (2017) will be held at 8:00 am, 3rd Floor

Tournament Director: Mitchell Palacio Email: mpalacio@ccsf.edu