2016 Infantil Pan American Judo Championships

We are pleased to announce that Izzy Coulter and Shea Hamilton have been selected to represent the United States at the 2016 Infantil Pan American Judo Championships in the Dominican Republic, this November.
It is a great achievement to be selected to participate in this event. Their hard work and dedication has provided them this opportunity and we are so proud of them!
CONGRATULATIONS IZZY AND SHEA!

Upcoming Tournaments Info

Please note the following upcoming tournaments:
Sunday, September 11th, 2016 – Nanka Fall Novice Tournament, Westminster, CA
**NO SENSEIS/COACHES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE NANKA FALL NOVICE TOURNAMENT**
It is NOT recommended to attend a tournament without a coach. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If anyone has already registered for this tournament, please contact Sensei Mike.
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 – East Bay Judo Tournament, El Cerrito, CA
Early bird registration deadline is September 9th
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 – West Covina Novice Tournament, West Covina, CA
Registration information to follow
We ask that if you are new to the dojo or an existing judoka/student who has not previously competed, and would like to start competing, please see Sensei Mike or Sensei Richie prior to registering for any tournament.
If you should have any questions, please contact Sensei Mike or Sensei Richie.

The 2016 SGJD Tournament Fundraiser was a Success!!!

The 2016 SGJD Golf Tournament Fundraiser/Luncheon was a GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you to Arcadia Par3 Golf Course for hosting our tournament. We had a great turnout of about 99 competitors. Many of our golfers were delighted to see and meet the judoka “caddies” they were supporting by participating in this event. Here is a list of our winners:
Hole in One Contest – No Winner
Closest to the Hole – Lena Fukuda (6)  &  Alice Yamada (16)

Closest to the Hole – Norman Tamanaha (6) & Mas Tomita (16)

Putting Contest – David Endow

Under 60 yrs – Ray Baysa (M) & Natasha Darras Opel (W)
61-66 yrs – Glen Higa (M) & Mary Jane Baysa (W)
67-72 yrs – Norman Tamanaha (M) & None (W)
73+ yrs – Mikio Yoshitake (M) & Alice Yamada (W)
The luncheon was perfect! Everyone raved about how delicious the meal was that Olga & Rod Gallegos had prepared for us. We can’t wait to have them back again! THANK YOU SO MUCH, OLGA & ROD!
Thank you to Byron Takeuchi for allowing us to use some cooking equipment and donating his time.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the San Gabriel Judo families that helped make this a very successful event. The dojo would not be able to put on this event without all the families continued support and dedication. Thank you for all your donations, ad purchases, playing golf, helping in the kitchen, clean up, taxi-service to and from the golf course, etc. Together, we work great as a team for an amazing cause – our kids!
Also, a special thank you to those who helped with the quick clean-up and set-up for the judo clinic!
Now it’s time to get our judokas ready for these upcoming tournaments!

Upcoming tournaments info

Sensei Richie is asking if anyone is interested in competing at the upcoming East Bay Invitational Judo Tournament, in El Cerrito, California on Sunday, September 18th. He will be renting a 15 passenger van and drive up Saturday and return Sunday.
Please see attached flyer or pre-register here:
Walk-Up Registration is $60 per contestant
Online Registration via PAYPAL is $40 per contestant
EARLY-BIRD registration thru September 9th is $30
If you are a judoka interested in competing at this tournament and would like to carpool, please reply to this email as soon as possible. As we would like to get a head count to plan accordingly.
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In addition, we had mentioned in an earlier email that our Dojo was invited to participate in the Hawaii State Championships, in Oahu, Hawaii, on Sunday, December 4th, and was wondering if any judokas are interested in going to this tournament.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in either one of the above mentioned tournaments, so we can plan accordingly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sensei Richie.