Future Development practices will be held on the following dates:
Schedule subject to change
-Sept. 21 (Sat.) @ Makiki Seidokan, 4-6 p.m.
-Oct. 5 (Sat.) @ Kapolei, time TBD
-Oct. 19 (Sat.) @ Shobukan, time TBD
-Nov. 2 (Sat.) @ Pearl City Hongwanji, TBD
The 50th State Judo Association's newly-reinstated Development Committee is proud to announce the first development practice on Aug. 24 at Pearl City Hongwanji.
The practice will be open to colored belts-and-up under 21-years of age. Participants will be asked to provide proof of 50th SJA membership as well as a membership of one of three (USJA, USJF, USA Judo) national governing organizations.
The 50th SJA plans to continue development practices for its members at rotating sites leading up to the 2014 USJA-USJF Junior Nationals in Honolulu next July.
"These practices will not only help individual judoka, but the hope is to raise the standard of judo as a whole in Hawaii," 50th SJA president Kalani Takase said. "This is a very exciting time for the 50th State Judo Association, its members and the judo community."
There is no fee for the practice, which will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Leading the session will be coaches Chris Sokugawa, Brandon Maki and Ryan Shimokawa.
Do not have to bring Judo gi
More than 500 judoka participated in the Fourth Annual United States Judo Association-United States Judo Federation Junior Nationals July 5th to 7th in Pittsburgh, PA.
Diane Mikuni, of Kapolei Judo Club, placed first in the IJF Junior, under 52-kg. division.
The 2014 USJA-USJF Junior Nationals will be held July 4-6 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena and will be hosted by the 50th State Judo Association. It is the first time the tournament will be held in Honolulu since 2004.
2013 USJA-USJF JUNIOR NATIONALS
JULY 5-7 AT PITTSBURGH, PA
The 50th State Judo Association has been announced as the host yudanshakai for the 2014 USJA-USJF Junior Nationals.
The event, which will take place over the Fourth of July weekend, is expected to draw about 1,000 competitors, along with thousands of other family members and friends to the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.
The tournament was last held in Honolulu in 2004.
The new I.J.F. rule will be used at the Pearl City Hongwanji Tournament at the Salt Lake Gym in April.
We will not use all of them but we will start with the following,
1,Technical Assessment Ippon.
2,Landing On The Bridge Position.
3,Penalized With Shido for Breaking the Grip With 2 Hands.
4,SHIDO, Cross Gripping, Most be an Immediate Attack. Same Rule as Belt,One-Side Gripping.
5,Shido, Contestants WHO DO NOT Engage in a QUICK KUMIKATA OR TRY NOT TO BE GRIPPED by the Opponent.
6,HANSOKU-MAKE. ALL ATTACKS OR BLOCKING WITH ONE OR TWO ARMS BELOW THE BELT.
7, Osaekomi, Scores will be,
10 Seconds YUKO,- 15 Seconds Waza-ari- 20 Seconds- Ippon.
I will be explaining all of this before the tournament.
Referee committee chairman
50th State Judo Association
There will be a free clinic for all 50th State Judo Association members on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Aiea High School gymnasium.
The featured clinicians will be the San Jose State University coaching staff, including head coach Yoshihiro Uchida, assistant coaches Keith Nakasone, Jose Bencosme, Shintaro Nakano and Marti Malloy.
Malloy won the bronze medal in the women's 57 kg. division at the 2012 London Olympics.
Participants must bring proof of membership as well as a completed waiver and liability release.