Jessica in Japan

December 21, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Jessica Dixon traveled to Japan with her brother, Timothy, and father, Todd over the Christmas break to compete in a couple of tournaments there. Jessica joined a USJF Judo team in Fukuoka, Japan to compete in the Sanix International Youth Team Tournament. Jessica was able to win her match…

December 2016 State Tournament

THANK YOU for donating supplies, food, and your time to helping run the concession stand and the table at the December 2016 State Tournament. We appreciate your time and effort and the concession fundraiser was a huge success! CONGRATULATIONS to our judoka who competed in the tournament. Keep working hard in practice! GOLD Diamond Kekahuna Adriana Daoang…

2016 Dallas Invitational & President’s Cup

2016 Dallas Invitational & 2016 President’s Cup Irving, Texas November 19-20, 2016 Cole Chandler, Daniel Chow, and Chrissy Chow traveled to Irving, Texas with Greg Chow, Paul Chandler, and Evan Fujimoto to compete in two senior level tournaments. These two tournaments, the Dallas Invitational and the President’s Cup were held on back-to-back days. Cole Chandler…

November 2016 Local Tournaments

JBBAH Tournament Sunday, November 6, 2016 Congratulations to all of our judoka who competed! 1st Place Blake Yamada Draezyn Tanaka Ronson Murillo Adriana Daoang Angelina Daoang Diamond Kekahuna Kai Itoman Kota Hase 2nd Place Cole Fukuda Kalei Ichimura Makiah Iraha Eli Suan Jayce Kamimura Brayden Kamimura Marquez Mellor Isaiah Santos-Young 3rd Place Slayter Kamimura Kaitlyn…

2016 World Judo Day

OCTOBER 28, 2016 is WORLD JUDO DAY! This Friday, October 28, 2016, will be the fifth annual IJF World Judo Day. The theme for this year is “Judo for the World.” USA Judo, the national judo federation, is encouraging clubs all over the nation to open up their dojo and share the sport of judo. On…

Tenrikyo Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, October 16, 2016 The recognition ceremony for the judoka who competed at the USJF/JA Junior Nationals [Irvine, CA] or at the Tenri, Japan tournament over the summer. Every summer, the Tenrikyo Dendocho holds a blessing ceremony for our summer junior national competitors prior to the competition and a recognition ceremony after the competition. We…

Adventures in Japan v2.0

August 18, 2016 – September 21, 2016 Daniel Chow and Cole Chandler ventured off to Tenri, Japan for a month where they trained with the Tenri University judoka, enjoyed the Shohei Ono festivities, and endulged in some yummy Japanese food – see below for more! Tenri University Practices Daniel and Cole practiced with the University judo team…