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Summer of 2002 Golden!

 

The East Bay Judo Institute of El Cerrito, California, proved itself to be the toughest dojo in the country
at the 2002 US Judo Federation Jr., Youth, Team, and Kata National Championships held 5-8 July 2002 in Sacramento,
California. Over 771 contestants from all over the U.S. competed in divisions for ages 7 through 19. The top five
dojos with the highest medal counts in the Juvenile A, B, and C divisions were as follows:

Dojo Location Gold Silver Bronze Total

East Bay Judo Institute El Cerrito, CA 5 2 2 9
Sanshi Judo Club

San Diego, CA 3 3 1 7
Jason Morris Judo Club Albany, NY

3 0 0 3
Hayastan Los Angeles, CA 2 2 1 5
Venice Judo Club Los Angeles, CA 2 1 2 5

Taking medals for East Bay were the following athletes:

Veronica Castillo Gold
Jessica Hsieh Gold
Stephanie Hata Gold
Marija Djokic Gold
Molly O’Rourke Gold
Marti Malloy Silver (2 – in two divisions)
Jessica Hsieh Bronze
Dale Hata Bronze

The East Bay Judo Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of Kodokan Judo.
It’s head instructor is Dr. David Matsumoto, 6th degree black belt. For information about classes, schedules,
location, and contact information, see www.ebji.org or call 510-237-0607.

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