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
Sode Tsurikomi Goshi and A Farewell to 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.
An Inspirational Clinic with 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.