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…

September 2016 Local Tournaments

JBBAH Judo Tournament Sunday, September 25, 2016 Congratulations to all of our judoka who competed! 50th State Judo Tournament Results Sunday, September 18, 2016 FIRST PLACE Diamond Kekahuna [Female Novice 05, under 41 lbs] Ellie Sakai [Female Novice 07, under 57 lbs] Haruka Lee [Female Novice 09, under 54 lbs] Adriana (Pukey) Daoang [Female Bantam…

2016 Rio Olympics

You can watch judo at the 2016 Rio Olympics on NBCOlympics.com – the website will allow you to watch about 30 minutes of coverage as a guest. If you would like to watch more than 30 minutes, you will need to log in using your cable information. This website provides easy live streaming links (you can also watch the…

Adventures in Japan

A big Mahalo to Reverend Mel Iwata and Bishop Yamanaka for planning, organizing, and coordinating this trip! DAY 1 (Friday) Most of our group arrived at Kansai International Airport on Friday evening. There, we were greeted by the Tenrikyo Overseas Department and transported by bus to Tenri City, Japan located in the Nara Prefecture. The Young family…

2016 Grassroots Jr Nationals Results

JULY 2-3, 2016 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA GOLD Adriana (Pukey) Daoang [Bantam 1; 23 kg] Angelina Daoang [Intermediate 1; 30 kg] SILVER Rachel Frias [Bantam 1; 23 kg] Makena Abe [Intermediate 2; 48 kg] Noah Wusstig [Cadet; 60 kg] Chase Wusstig [Cadet; 66 kg] Mikayla Abe [Cadet; 52 kg] BRONZE Cohl Otsuka-Bence [Intermediate 1; 30 kg] Keiko…

2016 Jr Olympics Results

JUNE 24-26, 2016 IRVING, TEXAS GOLD CJ Pascual-Tabuyo [Juvenile A; 57 kg; Domestic and International] CONTESTED Keiko Sanders [Cadet and IJF Junior; 57 kg]