10 Judoka from Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral competed in the Florida State Yudanshakai State Judo tournament in Pembroke Pines, Florida this past weekend, taking home 11 medals. Five of the seven first place recipients were undefeated*. Kodokan ranked number three in points out of 15 other dojos and took home 3rd place team trophy.
First place recipients: Guilio Diracca, Charis Garcia*, Melissa Herrera*, Anthony Meady*, Christina Paccione*, Erica Paccione* and Alex Sacramento
Second place recipients: Zackary Nyce and Jordy Barrera x2
Third place recipient: Dominick Meady
TEAM KODOKAN representing Cape Coral!
Kodokan Judoka took a day trip to Orlando to compete in the Orlando Judo Invitational on April 20, 2013.
Taking First Place: Christina Paccione x2, Erica Paccione, Alex Sacramento, Keegan Weigelt and Anthony Setzer.
Taking Second Place: Brooke Peirson, Keegan Weigelt, Kaitlyn Weigelt and Jordy Barrera.
Taking Third Place: Alex Sacramento
KODOKAN JUDO represented CAPE CORAL at the CHERRY BLOSSOM OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS in Delray, Florida on Feb. 16th. The tournament was classified as a USA JUDO JUNIOR NATIONAL E-LEVEL POINT TOURNAMENT for the first time bringing in competitors from as far away as California.
GOLD medalists: Melissa Herrera, GenCarlo Montane, Christina Paccione & Erica Paccione.
SILVER medalists: Bryan Acosta, Marcos Johnson, GenCarlo Montane, Zackary Nyce, Erica Paccione, Alex Sacramento and Anthony Setzer.
BRONZE medalist: Jacob More
PARTICIPATION: Eddie Ahlquist, Dylan More, Mackenzie More and Mark Tamulionis.
NEXT STOP: Yoichiro Matsumura 3rd Annual Judo Championships hosted by KJCC on March 2nd at Oasis High School. Get your applications in! Over 200 competitors expected!
KODOKAN JUDO took six competitors to the 2013 USA JUDO Youth and Scholastic National Championships this weekend in Miami, Fl and five out of six take home the Gold! Four out of six were undefeated in their divisions winning all of their matches. Erica Paccione won all her matches by ippon! The four undefeated champs are: Zackary Nyce, Melissa Herrera, Christina and Erica Paccione. Jacob More fought seven times, winning six out of seven with exceptional newaza technique also taking the Gold! Dylan More won a match with seventeen in his division, he marginally lost his next two. The athletes will continue to train to compete in local, national and international events.
JACOB MORE, ZACKARY NYCE, MELISSA HERRERA, CHRISTINA PACCIONE, and ERICA PACCIONE
KODOKAN JUDO took SEVEN competitors to compete in the 2013 FLORIDA OPEN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS in Pembroke Pines, Fl and walked away with the 2nd PLACE TEAM TROPHY, 5-FIRST PLACE MEDALS, 3-SECOND PLACE MEDALS and 1-THIRD PLACE MEDAL.
FIRST PLACE: Jacob More x2, Mackenzie More, Melissa Hererra and Zackary Nyce.
SECOND PLACE: Zackary Nyce, Marcos Johnson and Bryan Acosta.
THIRD PLACE: Dylan More.
Feb. 16 - Cherry Blossom Open XIX Judo Championships in Delray Beach, FL - Point Tournament
Mar 2 - 3rd Annual Yoichiro Matsumura Judo Championships in Cape Coral, FL