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27th Annual EBJI Tournament

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 with No Comments

Thanks to everyone who made our 2013 EBJI Tournament a huge success! Our 27th annual event was held at El Cerrito High School on September 22. With over 350 competitors, this year’s tournament was one of the largest ever. We were honored to have participants from Idaho and Nevada made the long drive to the...


EBJI at the 2013 Daiheigen Summer Judo Camp

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, August 19th, 2013 with 2 Comments

The 2013 Daiheigen Summer Camp in Twin Falls, Idaho was a huge success, thank you for all your support. We had over 20 campers in attendance with instructors from various dojos also assisting. Over the course of 4 days, we did 9 judo sessions where we taught our favorite techniques, learned new games and had...


Good Luck Jeff!

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, July 26th, 2013 with 1 Comment

Monday July 29, 2013 will be Jeff Fujimoto’s last practice here at EBJI (at least for a while anyway!). The recent grad of UC Berkeley will be headed to UCLA’s Medical School to pursue his goal of becoming a medical doctor. Jeff joined EBJI in early 2011 wanting to improve his competitive judo career. Within...


EBJI goes to Idaho!

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, April 15th, 2013 with No Comments

April 4-7, 2013 10 EBJI Teenagers were accompanied by Ken Kokka Sensei and Sayaka Matsumoto Sensei to the Twin Falls CSI Judo Tournament in Twin Falls, Idaho. EBJI left SFO early Thursday morning and arrived in Boise a few hours later. After making the two hour drive to Twin Falls from Boise, they worked out...


Is Winning Everything?

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, March 4th, 2013 with 5 Comments

By Senior Instructor Nate Torra Some people say that competitive sports, like business and war, is a zero sum game. It doesn’t matter how well you fought, or how good your technique was, the only thing that matters is if you won or not. This brings up an interesting question: is winning everything? Personally speaking,...


Flashback Friday

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, February 15th, 2013 with No Comments

Take a look at these action shots of some of our competitors from year’s...


2012 Winter Promotional

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, December 17th, 2012 with No Comments

Congratulations to all EBJI Members who got promoted this past weekend including Jimmy McErlain who received his Shodan (first degree black...


Kim and Booth: Academic Honor Society

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, November 26th, 2012 with No Comments

EBJI is proud that their members excel on and off the mat. Our hope is that we “build good people through judo” that contribute to the betterment of society. Our national governing body, the United States Judo Federation, gives out annual awards to recognize students at the elementary, grade, middle and high school level who...


Our Latest Yondans

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, October 12th, 2012 with No Comments

Congratulations to Molly O’Rourke, Annie Shiraishi and Nate Torra for their recent promotion to Yondan (Fourth Degree Black Belt)! On Saturday October 6, Molly, Annie and Nate all performed Kime no Kata for the class. In attendance were special guests Dr. Kuniko Takeuchi and Sensei Haruo Makimoto, both from Okubo Judo Club in...


Results of the 2012 EBJI Tournament

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 with 1 Comment

Thank you to all the referees, volunteers and competitors who made our tournament a huge success! 2012 EBJI Tournament Results Junior Division Male  White to Yellow Belt ages 5-6 1. Skyler Orozco – Salinas Judo Club 2. Sebastian Lim – Okubo Judo Club 3. Matteo Quale – Hanabi White to Yellow Belt ages 6-7 1....

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