Kagami Biraki 2009

Welcome to Cenco Yudanshakai!

CENCO (Central Coast Judo Association) is a USJF affliated yudanshakai with 20 member clubs. We are dedicated to development of our clubs, instructors, coaches, judoka, and various affiliated members. CENCO preserves the integrity of judo, contributes to its members personal growth, and promotes of judo in the United States through developmental tournaments, clinics, and demonstrations.

2015 - 67th Annual San Jose Buddhist Judo Club and 23rd "Sensei Memorial" Invitational Judo Tournament

Team Results

Sode Tsurikomi Goshi and A Farewell to Aiko Sato

Aiko Sato
Photo courtesy of T.N. Johnson Jr.

Last open mat at San Jose State with Aiko Sato, Yondan was bittersweet. Participants had a great time, but also were sad to say farewell. Practice included instruction in Sode Tsurikomi Goshi and Sato Sensei throwing everyone in class.
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An Inspirational Clinic with Kevin Asano

Kevin Asano
Photo courtesy of Brenda Strech

“You don't have win a gold medal, to know what it feels like to be a gold medal winner in your heart” is the message Kevin Asano brought to City College of San Francisco. On Saturday, January 25th 2014, CENCO and HOKKA yudanshakai co-sponsored a clinic featuring Mr. Kevin Asano, the current USJF President. As many know, Sensei Asano won a Silver medal in the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul, Korea. At the clinic, Sensei Asano taught his version of Yoko Tomoe Nage, as well as a few variations. Sensei Asano also showed some techniques and exercises that judoka could practice to help them perfect their Yoko Tomoe Nage.
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Promotional Exam

Next Exam: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Paperwork Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015

For more information on the requirements, please visit the promotion program page.

**2014 IJF Rule Changes**

2014 IJF Referee Rules Update as approved by USA JUDO for implementation in the United States.
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CENCO CENCO is a USJF Yudanshakai (Black Belt Association)

Upcoming Events

USJF Lifetime Membership

Help support the United States Judo Federation through your Life Membership. All Life Membership fees are deposited into the USJF Endowment Trust Fund; the proceeds of which, are directly channeled to USJF development programs.

Benefits Include:
  1. Free Admission to the USJF Jr. Nationals
  2. Non-insurance portion of USJF annual membership waived
  3. Receive special Life Member card & lapel pin
  4. All USJF promotion fees are waived (some yudanshakai may waive their fee also)
  5. Reduction in time-in-grade requirement for promotion

Lifetime Membership Application