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EBJI goes to Idaho!

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, April 15th, 2013 with Comments Off on EBJI goes to Idaho!

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...

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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,...

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Flashback Friday

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, February 15th, 2013 with Comments Off on Flashback Friday

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

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2012 Winter Promotional

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, December 17th, 2012 with Comments Off on 2012 Winter Promotional

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

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Kim and Booth: Academic Honor Society

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Monday, November 26th, 2012 with Comments Off on Kim and Booth: Academic Honor Society

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...

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Our Latest Yondans

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, October 12th, 2012 with Comments Off on Our Latest Yondans

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...

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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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6 Medals for EBJI at the USJF Junior Nationals!

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 with Comments Off on 6 Medals for EBJI at the USJF Junior Nationals!

Over 500 competitors from around the country gathered at the USJF Junior National Championships this past weekend to participate in the two-day tournament with hopes of winning a National Title.  The tournament was held at the Spokane Convention Center in downtown Spokane, Washington. Several local athletes have been training for months in preparation for this...

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Raffle Results!

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 with 1 Comment

Thanks EBJI for making our Junior National Fundraiser a huge success! We raised over $1300 to help send out kids to the 2012 USJF Junior Nationals in Spokane. Without your support, it wouldn’t have been possible. Also, congratulations to the following people who won prizes: $25 Barney’s Gift Card: Lili Kwan $25 Barney’s Gift Card:...

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An Olympic Reflection

Posted by Sayaka Matsumoto on Friday, June 29th, 2012 with 4 Comments

By Sayaka Matsumoto It’s hard to believe that it is less than 30 days until the start of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. The Olympics have always held a special place in my heart. Even from a young age, I remember making the Olympic rings with my cheerios as I ate breakfast, although I didn’t...

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