Thursday, Feb 28 - JUDO CLINIC with Sensei YoichiorMatsumura, 8th Dan. Time: 6 pm for Juniors, 7:30 pm for Seniors. Venue: Kodokan Judo, 532 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral.
Friday, Mar 1 - REFEREE CLINIC with Mindy Beuhmann, PJC Referee. Time: 6 pm. Venue: Kodokan Judo. Practical on March 2nd at Yoichiro Matsumura Judo Championships.
Sunday, Mar 3 - JUDO CLINIC with Shinjiro Sasaki, All-Japan Champion. Time: 10 am for Juniors, 12 pm for Seniors. Venue: Kodokan Judo.
Kodokan Judo represented Florida by competiting in the 7th Annual USJA/JF Winter Nationals in California on December 1st and 2nd. 13 students competed and managed to take home the glory of placing 5th as a team out of 86 dojos.
Gold medalists: Jacob More x2, Erica Paccione, Christina Paccione, John Harwood, Bob Gleason and Eddie Ahlquist
Silver medalists: Kyle Camara, Zackary Nyce, Alex Sacramento, Erica Paccione, and Christina Paccione
Bronze medalists: Carlos Camara Jr. and Alex Sacramento
Participation: Dylan More, Carlos Camara and Mark Tamulionis
On November 3, 2012 Kodokan Judo hosted an Invitational Dojo Judo Tournament. Four dojos participated with 70 competitors. Kodokan Judo scored 104 points taking a first place team victory while Real Judo of Naples took second with 59 points. Sasaki Judo of Tampa placed 3rd and Iron Judo of Miami came in 4th.
During the event Kodokan Judo accepted donations for the Hurricane Sandy vicitims in New York and New Jersey. A special thanks to all those that contributed!
Taking 1st Place: Zackary Nyce, Zen Despangi, Carlos Camara Jr., Jacob More, Melissa Herrerra, Erica Paccione x3, Nick Rodriguez, Paul Keith (x2), and Christopher Capabianco*
Taking 2nd Place: Anthony Meady*, Brandon Person, Melissa Herrerra x2, Corey Bernaquer, Christina Paccione, Mackenzie More, Alex Sacramento, Giulio Diracca, Jacob More and Anthony Setzer (x2)
Taking 3rd Place: Carlos Camara Jr., KJ Miller*, Dominick Meady*, Corey Bernaquer, Andy Koestra
Participation: Brooke Pierson, Marcos Johnson, Kyle Camara
*Notes 1st time tournament experience; x# means competitor fought in multiple divisions.
Eleven Kodokan Judo students competed in the Team Championships Judo Tournament in Delray Beach walking away with 8 first place, 3 second place, 2 third place and the 3rd place team trophy which came with a $100 award.
First: Edward Ahlquist, Jacob More, Mackenzie More, Zackary Nyce, Christina Paccione, Erica Paccione, Dominic Rodriguez, and Nicholas Rodriguez
Second: Dominick Meady, Mackenzie More, and Erica Paccione
Third: Anthony Meady and Kaitlin Weigelt