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Solano County’s best of 2016

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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.

Solano County’s Best of 2016

We thank you for all your support!

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28th Annual Fukuda International Kata Championship Saturday, October 15th

28th Annual Fukuda International Kata Championship will be on Saturday, October 15th 2016

Location
City College of San Francisco
50Phelan Ave.
San Francisco, CA. 94112

Please follow the link below to download the tournament entry form.

http://www.sokojoshijudo.com/…/…/FIKCEntryForm2016_Final.pdf

Competition Events: 1. Nage-no-Kata 2. Ju-no-Kata 3. Katame-no-Kata 4. Kime-no-Kata 5. Goshin-Jutsu 6. Itsutsu-no-Kata 7. Koshiki-no-Kata

Categories:
Senior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Senior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Advanced (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed
Junior Novice (three categories): Women, Men, and Co-ed

Entries: You may enter up to seven katas with the same partner or with different partners ONCE per division. In other words, you may not “compete against yourself” in the same division.

Check-In: 7:30 AM -8:30 AM on Tournament Day

Tournament Start: 9:30 AM

Entry package
The entry package must include:
1. The entry form fully completed with details of:
• The katas you are entering
• Whether you are Tori or Uke
• Indicate whether you are competing Advanced or Novice
• Full name of partner in each kata
• Full contact information, including address, phone numbers, and email
• Membership information, including membership number
• Total amount of fees you are sending
2. Waiver form completed and signed
3. Entry fees (checks should be made out to Soko Joshi Judo Club)

Deadlines and Entry Fees
Early Registration: Entries received up to and including September 26 $40 per kata per person for the first three katas entered (that is, $120 per person for three katas); $15 per kata per person for any additional katas entered.
Example: Jane Smith is competing in seven katas with three different partners. She will pay 3 x $40 ($120) + 4 x $15 ($60) = $180.
Late Registration: Entries received after September 26 and up to and including October 3: Add a one-time “Late” fee of $40 to the above fees.
Example: If Jane Smith’s entries are received on October 3, her total fee will be $180 + $40 = $220.

Make checks payable to Soko Joshi Judo Club. Bring your USJI, USJF, or USJA membership card on the day of tournament.

Entry forms, waivers, and checks must be received by the deadlines above. Email may be used for questions and other correspondence, but all entry forms must be mailed via hardcopy.
Mail applications to:
Kathy Ravano, 111 Meadowbrook, San Francisco, CA 94132
For questions concerning applications, please email Kathy Ravano at kravano@msn.com

Note: To facilitate a smooth and efficient tournament, entries received after October 3 will not be accepted. NO WALK-IN registrations will be accepted on the day of the tournament. We appreciate your understanding regarding this restriction.

Note: If you plan on attending this tournament, you must notify your instructor before going to this tournament.

13th Annual East Bay Judo Tournament Sunday, September 18th

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The 2016 13th Annual East Bay Judo Tournament will be Sunday September 18th

The tournament will be held at:
El Cerrito High School Gymnasium
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Please follow the link below to download the tournament entry form.

http://www.ebji.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Ebji2016.pdf

Registration and weigh-in:
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM for Juniors (6-8yrs old)
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM for Juniors (9-12yrs old)
10:00 – 11:00 AM for intermediates (13-16 yrs old)
11:00 – 12:00 AM for All Seniors Division

Note: Families with multiple competitors can register/check in all their children with their youngest competitor.

Officials Meeting: 9:30 AM

Tournament starts at 10:00AM

Online pre-registration will be available from August 1 through September 16 at http://www.ebji.org/ Online registration will be $40. EARLY-BIRD-DISCOUNT (through September 9) will be $30. All payments will be made through Paypal. Incomplete online registrations will be charged the WALK-UP entry fee.

Walk-Up Entry Fee $60.00

Please make checks payable to: East Bay Judo Institute. A $20.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Tournament Rules
All matches will be conducted using the current contest rules for Judo as stipulated by the International Judo Federation (IJF), with the following modifications:
1. The following techniques will not be permitted for contestants 12 years of age and under:
1. Shime-Waza (Choking techniques)
2. Double Drop-Knee Seoinage
2. Kansetsu-Waza (Joint lock techniques) will be allowed in the Black Belt divisions only.
3. The illegal application of techniques in #1 or #2 will result in Hansoku Make (loss of that match).
4. Judogi check for non-black belts will follow the pre-2009 rules and allow the contestant to change judogi.
5. Blue and white judogi (or alternatively, white judogi with blue and white belt) are required for all contestants.
6. CARE system will not be use. Matches will be officiated by referee assisted by 2 judges.
7. Contest areas will be 6.5m x 6.5m with a 4m safety area.

Match Time
Black belt divisions: ………………………………………………..5 Min
All other divisions……………………………………………………3 Min

Scoring

1. Only wazari and ippon will be scored. All penalties will be called.
2. Shido penalties will not determine the outcome of the match. If scores are tied at end of regulation match time, match will go to Golden Score.
a. Only score of Wazari or Ippon/Hansoku Make will end Golden Score (Shido will not end Golden Score!)
3. The winning contestant in each match will be awarded points, according to the level of win, as follows:
a. Ippon 10 points
b. Wazari 7 points

Note: If you plan on attending this tournament, you must notify your instructor before going to this tournament. Your Instructor Must sign the competitor entry form before you attend the tournament.

28th Annual Bojuka Judo Tournament Sunday, August 28th

The 2016 28th Annual Bojuka Judo Tournament will be Sunday, August 28th

The tournament will be held at:
Seaside High School Gymnasium
2200 Noche Buena Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955

Please follow the link below to download the tournament entry form.

http://www.nankajudo.com/…/08-28-16_Bojuka_Judo_Tournament_…

Registration and weigh-in:
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM for Juniors (5-12 yrs old)
No later than – 10:00 AM for intermediates (13-16 yrs old)
No later than – 11:30 AM for Seniors Division

Officials Meeting: 10:00 AM

Tournament starts at 10:30AM

Entry Fee $35.00
For second contestant in the same immediate family entry is $30 and also for each immediate family member thereafter. Immediate family is Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother.
Please make checks payable to: BPSA. A $25.00 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Tournament Rules
All matches will be conducted using the current contest rules for Judo as stipulated by the International Judo Federation (IJF), with the following modifications:
1. Shime-waza (choking) and Double Knee Drop Seoi Nage will be allowed for 13 yr olds and older only
2. Kansetsu waza (arm lock techniques) will be allowed in Blackbelt divisions only
3. No standing Waki Gatame in any division
4. Pre-2003 medical rules will be used for injury except for the Blackbelt division
5. Pre-2009 rules for judogi control will be used in all divisions except for Blackbelt division
6. Contest areas will be 6 x 6 meters
7. Safety areas between contest areas will be 4 meters, outside borders will be 3 meters
8. Golden Score for Junior division: 1 minute
9. CARE system will not be in use
10. Initial leg grab in Junior division will result in Shido, next leg grab infraction will be Hansoku Make

Match Time
Juniors……………………………………………………………3 Min Golden Score: 1 Minute
Intermediates, Seniors (except Blackbelts), Masters: ….3 Min Golden Score: IJF
Blackbelt divisions: ………………………………………………..5 Min Golden Score: IJF

Scoring
A decision will be rendered in each match: Ippon= 10 pts Wazari = 8 pts Yuko = 4 pts Decison = 1 pt

Note: If you plan on attending this tournament, you must notify your instructor before going to this tournament. Your Instructor Must sign the competitor entry form before you attend the tournament.

 

2016 Kagami Biraki & Potluck

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 AM – 2 PM

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
2751 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, California 94303

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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.

Best wishes,

Eiko Saito Shepherd 7th Dan

62nd ANNUAL PALO ALTO JUDO INVITATIONAL

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62nd ANNUAL PALO ALTO JUDO INVITATIONAL

Date: November 15, 2015
Location: Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton, CA, United States

Please Note:
This year, the tournament is being held at Menlo-Atherton High School
A competitor can only sign up for only one division
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.

Registration Form

Tournament Results: August and September 2015

September Tournament Results:

East Bay Judo Institute Invitational: September 13th 2015

Ethan Teodoro: 1st Place
Joshua Smith: 1st Place
Christian Herren: 1st Place
Leia Gonsalves: 2nd Place
Benjamin Stidham: 2nd Place
Naomi Smith
Alana Gonsalves
Cynthia Loayza

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August Tournament Results:

Golden State Open Championship USA Judo: August 16th 2015

Christian Gutierrez: 1st Place
Benjamin Stidham: 1st Place

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East Bay Judo Institute Tournament

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Hello NorCal Judo,

29th Annual EBJI Tournament will be on Sunday, September 13th 2015

Location:
El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Online registration will be available from August 1st through September 11th.
Entry Fees
Onsite Entry Fee – $60
Online Registration Fee (Until Sept 11) – $40
Early Registration Fee (Until Sept 4) – $30

Payment will be made through Paypal
Each entrant will be required to report to registration the morning of the event to present valid membership card, weigh in, and sign the waiver and consent form agreements.
NOTE: Note that contestants will be required to bring their own blue and white judogi, or, alternatively, contestants may bring only a white judogi with their own blue and white belts.

Online Registration

North Bay Developmental Shiai

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Hello NorCal Judo,

Sunday, August 23, 2015 will be the North Bay Developmental Shiai

Location:
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall
1094 Petaluma Blvd South
Petaluma, CA 94954

This is a developmental shiai for students with none to some experience to get a chance to compete with other students.

Registration entry fee: $20 ($15 per contestant if more than one family member is competing)
Must present valid USJF, USJA, or USA Judo membership card at the day of the tournament.

Sanction: #15-08-05

Registration & Weigh-In:
Junior Division: 5-12yr….………..…….…….………8:30 am to 9:30 am
Intermediate Division: 13-16 yrs….……..….……….9:00 am to 10:00 am
Senior Division:.………………….…….….….…..…9:30 am to 10:30 am
Officials Meeting:…………………………….…….……….……10:00 am

Shiai will commence at 10:30 am

Registration Form