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.
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 **
Our NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Team had a great showing at this year's 2015 Capital Open Judo Tournament which was held at Consumnes River College in Sacramento, California. More impressive than the fact that each of our members had appearances on the podium was the fact that they all gave it their best and displayed excellent sportsmanship. We are so very honored to coach such a great group of individuals.
Several members of the NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Team participated in the 2014 Capital Open Judo Tournament being held in Sacramento, California this past weekend. Out of 9 entries we had 8 podium appearances and each of our competitors showed a tremendous amount of heart and sportsmanship. This picture above shows Kylie receiving a first place finish against a very large and talented group of competitors. Above that is Jake receiving his first place finish after his efforts in some very fast paced matches. If us coaches were to pick a favorite throw of the day it would have to be a tie between Jake's incredibly clean Osoto Makikomi which resulted in a match win by Ippon and Brook's left sided Tai Otoshi that also led to her victory by Ippon. Coaches in attendance for this tournament were Sensei Shane Thompson and Sensei Ted Nakada. For more information on our Judo and Jujitsu programs please visit www.NorCalSportJujitsu.com.
Our junior competitors at this weekends Judo Tournament in San Francisco each scored themselves a medal. We had 2 gold medalist, 1 silver medalist, and 2 bronze medalist. Outside of their outstanding efforts on the mat our coaching staff was most impressed by their display of good sportsmanship. Since some of these youngsters were competing against kids of greater experience it was quite the accomplishment for them and the beginning of greater things to come I am sure.
No-Gi version of the Hane Goshi Throw in Judo. Demonstration by Sensei Shane Thompson (3rd Degree Black Belt) of NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club. Performed at the IMAA Training Facility in Rocklin, California. *** www.NorCalSportJujitsu.com ***
2013 NorCal Sport Jujitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Juniors Tournament & Charity Benefit
This event is a JUNIORS EVENT ONLY for ages 5 through 13. Discounted pre-registration has been extended through April 26th, 2013. Sport Jujitsu Event is for non-submission divisions only. Pins will be scored as usual. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will follow all IBJJF rules. Please click on the links above to review all competition rules in detail. At their discretion the mat officials may modify a rule should it be deemed necessary to maintain a safe tournament evironment. Should this occur all participants will be notified in advance prior to the start of competition. We look forward to a fun and safe program and we greatly value those of you who are contributing to this much needed fundraiser for our local Roseville Police Athletics League.
-NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Staff
Kani Basami Judo Throw including variations demonstrated by Sensei Todd Birdseye (5th Degree Black Belt) of NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo Club. *** www.NorCalSportJujitsu.com *** Rocklin, CA.
This event is a JUNIORS ONLY EVENT. Registration will only be considered for participants ages 5 - 13 years. All divisions in the Sport Jujitsu competition will be non-submission divisions and shall be governed by JA rules. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu shall be governed by IBJJF rules. Tournament directors may modify any rule prior to the event at their discretion in order to provide the safest tournament environment possible for the competitors.
NorCal Sport Jujitsu & Judo - Instructional Staff