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Kokushikan 2008 – Homestay Information

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 with Comments Off on Kokushikan 2008 – Homestay Information

Dear EBJI Friends and families;     This February we will be hosting a team of  seven women from Kokushikan University in Tokyo, Japan from February 13 – 21th. This experience has proven to be a very rich experience for all – The team will experience everyday American culture, attend classes on cross-cultural relations, and...

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1/5 – EBJI New Year’s Party

Posted by Allen Gordon on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 with Comments Off on 1/5 – EBJI New Year’s Party

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year   This is a friendly reminder that our annual dojo New Year’s Party will be held this Saturday at 7pm at Takara Sake, 708 Addison Street in Berkeley, CA.    We are asking everyone to bring a main dish as well as either a salad or dessert last names...

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12/12 – EBJI hosts Mr. Bruno Carmeni of the International Blind Sports Assoc.

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 with Comments Off on 12/12 – EBJI hosts Mr. Bruno Carmeni of the International Blind Sports Assoc.

Greeting everybody, I apologize for the late notice, but I’ve just been told that East Bay Judo Institute will be hosting a class with Mr. Bruno Carmeni. Mr. Carmeni began judo at the age of 15 in Italy. In addition to his 7 Italian National Championship Titles, he represented Italy in the first judo event...

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EBJI at Daiheigen Development Clinic

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, November 24th, 2007 with Comments Off on EBJI at Daiheigen Development Clinic

Photo courtesy of James Beane On Saturday November 17th, Daiheigen Yudanshakai in collaboration with Manteca Judo Club hosted a Junior Development clinic in Stockton, CA. The camp drew around 25 participants from around the bay area and was led by Sayaka Matsumoto. Those who participated also included East Bay’s own Brandon and Dillon Izzo, who...

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EBJI kids all take home medals at the Palo Alto Tournament

Posted by Allen Gordon on Sunday, November 11th, 2007 with Comments Off on EBJI kids all take home medals at the Palo Alto Tournament

EBJI competitors show off their medalsPhoto courtesy of James Beane Dillon Izzo had the best finish of the day earning a gold medal in his division. He went 3-1 winning two of his matches in golden score. He did really well in working on his taiotoshi and earned his first gold medal in local competition....

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Sayaka and Ann take GOLD and SILVER in Finland!

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, November 10th, 2007 with Comments Off on Sayaka and Ann take GOLD and SILVER in Finland!

Hi again to everyone from Finland. Ann and I arrived here to Helsinki this afternoon (Nov. 9) after a 16 hour ferry ride from Stockholm. Our journey here began yesterday with us taking a 5 hour bus ride from Boras to Stockholm. From there we boarded the Viking cruise ship which left at around 4:45pm...

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11/17 – Junior Developmental Clinic with Sayaka

Posted by Allen Gordon on Friday, November 9th, 2007 with Comments Off on 11/17 – Junior Developmental Clinic with Sayaka

Daiheigen Junior Developmental Clinic November 17, 2007 – 10:00am – 2:00 pm hosted by Stockton Judo Club Manteca Judo Club at Calvary Chapel Church 2343 Country Club Blvd. Stockton, CA with guest clinician Sayaka Matsumoto Complete information can be found on the table at the dojo or email Stephanie for more information....

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Sayaka and Ann check in from Sweden

Posted by Allen Gordon on Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 with Comments Off on Sayaka and Ann check in from Sweden

Asanuma Sensei, Ann, Sayaka, with teammates Marti and Michael at the tournament *** Greetings from Sweden! Ann and I have been in the small town of Boras for almost a week now. We arrived last Thursday in the city of Gothenburg and were transported to the Scandic hotel in Boras. Since we arrived, things have...

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EBJI members shine on international level!

Posted by Allen Gordon on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 with Comments Off on EBJI members shine on international level!

Hi everyone. Just wanted to let you know that congratulations are in order for the following EBJI members on their stellar performances on the international arena: 2007 US Open Ann Shiraishi – Silver (Women’s -48kg category) Sayaka Matsumoto – Bronze (Women’s -48kg category) Nate Torra – Bronze (Men’s -60kg category) Molly O’Rourke – Bronze (Women’s -78kg...

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Phillip’s Cazadero music experience

Posted by Allen Gordon on Saturday, October 27th, 2007 with Comments Off on Phillip’s Cazadero music experience

While his siblings Thomas and Anna were competing this weekend at the Albany Invitational Tournament. Phillip was participating in the Cazadero weekend music camp. During this 2 day camp he spent nearly 5 hours a day participating in choir exercises and activities! According to Phillip, he had to drink a lot of tea to keep...

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