After suffering a significant injury earlier in the year which required surgery to correct Sensei Elias Sabin was able to come back and finish out his year with a first place finish at the President's Cup in Irving, Texas. Over the course of 2021 Sensei Sabin was able to accumulate enough points to earn the prestigious #1 ranked spot in the U.S. for the 100kg IJF Juniors Division. The IJF Juniors Division is an extremely competitive division and features several future Olympic prospects. Sensei Sabin has entered this division over two years early so he is way ahead of the game and on a path for an amazing future in the sport. Competing at a high level is nothing new to Elias. He has already received multiple invites to compete for Team USA at international venues and made the finals at his very first international event which was held in Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) in 2020. For all that he chooses to pursue in 2022 it would be safe to say that he will experience another great year of success and accomplishment. We wish you all the best Sensei Sabin for a great year ahead and congratulate you on your amazing accomplishments in 2021!
Our own Rob Marquardt takes home some shiny new hardware after competing at the 2021 USA Judo Senior Nationals event which was held in Reno, Nevada on May 15, 2021. His second place finish in the Veterans 90k division comes after two prior podium finishes at other major national events. In 2019 he took gold at the USJA Winter Nationals in Azusa, California. Going into this year's USA Judo Senior Nationals Event he said that he is not the same Judo player that he was two years ago. He continues to develop and impress all who are around him with his positive attitude and strong work ethic. With all of this growth and experience we only have one question. What's next?
2315 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, California near the Bel Air Supermarket on the corner of Stanford Ranch and Sunset Blvd. We have partnered with Fusion Elite Performance Training Center and this location and the leadership here is awesome! Our new top of the line flooring surface is sprung on a wood frame over foam block and the surface is dressed out with premium 3' x 6' tatami mats. This is the perfect place to train elite level athletes as well as our older adults who want to learn the art and sport of Judo, but are worried about the falls. This floor will feel amazing to those who have never experienced such a floor. In addition, we now have multiple restrooms and 3 separate changing rooms for our club members. We are very excited to let you all check it out at our first class which take place on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Arrive a little early and take a short tour. The size of this club is over 10,000 square feet! That's right, over 10,000 square feet!! To top it off this club is sprayed from top to bottom with a sterilization fogger each and every day with routine cleaning in between classes. With our number one priority being the well being and safety of our club members this alligns perfectly with our desired protocols. It just confirms that this move is the move we so desparately needed in our current environment. We are pretty confident that you will be as impressed as we are and we can't wait to see you all on the mat very soon.
NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club has been officially recorded as a satellite weigh-in center for the 2017 USJA Winter Nationals Judo Championships which is scheduled to take place on December 9th, 2017 in Azusa, California. For competitors coming from Northern California they may have their weigh-ins recorded at our Rocklin, California training center on Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. For more information please contact Shane Thompson at (916) 223-8119 or via email at NorCalSportJujitsuJudo@gmail.com.
Here is a short video demonstrating a series of techniques from the Folding Knee Throw (Sutemi Waza). This is not an instructional video, but rather a very short clip highlighting some of what we work on down at the club. We hope to post a few more videos in the coming months demonstrating some other techniques, applications, and strategies. We always recommend that you seek competent professional instruction by a certified black belt instructor before attempting any of the techniques we demonstrate. There are many safety measures as well as technical tips that can not only prevent possible injury, but guide you toward technical proficiency. For more video clips be sure to click on the YouTube button found at the bottom of our website. This will direct you to our YouTube Channel. Thank you for watching!
Here is a newer video we took demonstrating a very simple leg trip take-down. This is not an instructional video, but rather a very short clip highlighting some of what we work on down at the club. We hope to post a few more videos in the coming months demonstrating some other techniques, applications, and strategies. We always recommend that you seek competent professional instruction by a certified black belt instructor before attempting any of the techniques we demonstrate. There are many safety measures as well as technical tips that can not only prevent possible injury, but guide you toward technical proficiency. For more video clips be sure to click on the YouTube button found at the bottom of our website. This will direct you to our YouTube Channel. Thank you for watching!
Well, the 2017 USA Judo Scholastic and Collegiate Nationals was nothing less than spectacular with competitors and coaches traveling from all over the country to try and find their place on the podium. Not an easy task, especially when some divisions were 22 competitors deep. Podium or not though we saw many outstanding players on the floor and the experience they each walk away with will definitely have an impact on their future training and performance. For some this was their chance at making the cadet team and representing our country in future international events. Regardless of the division though the competition was fierce and each athlete felt the same pressure to perform.
A big congratulations goes out to our competitors who had the honor of standing on the podium at this event! We could not be more proud of our players and the families who support them. We don't often speak about what is required for these athletes to train, travel, and compete. It is a big investment of both time and money for these families. We cannot thank you enough for allowing these young athletes the chance to pursue their passion. So in closing we would like to say that the families of these athletes are the real winners for giving up so much so that the athletes can attend very special and important events like this one. We are so privileged to have you as members of our dojo family and look forward to many future successes together.
To our athletes: Don't forget to set your goals, always train hard, and be a positive influence on others! We hope to see more of you on the floor at next years USA Judo National Event.
The 2017 Vacaville Battle for the Star Judo Tournament is now officially closed and recorded. We had several competitors enter this well put together event and each walked away with a little more experience. Some even brought home some shiny new hardware. I was proud to see all of the effort, bravery, and sportsmanship on display from our team. This was another great showing for NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club! Great work everyone!!
Set-up and application of the Judo throw Kibisu Gaeshi with an emphasis on application for BJJ and Freestyle Judo Tournaments. Demonstration by Shane Thompson (4th Degree Black Belt) of NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club in Rocklin, California. ** www.NorCalSportJujitsu.com **
Set-up and application of the Judo throw Osoto Makikomi with an emphasis on application in BJJ or Freestyle Judo. Demonstration by Shane Thompson (4th Degree Black Belt) of NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club in Rocklin, California. ** www.NorCalSportJujitsu.com **
NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo - Instructional Staff