Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral (KJCC) was created to provide traditional training of one of the world’s most popular sports to children and adults of Southwest Florida. Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral is currently the only Judo school in Lee County and the 5th largest USJA school in the country.
The goal of KJCC is to train average people as Olympic level competitors
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 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 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
Kodokan Judo brought 13 competitors to competed in the Dragon's Challenge Judo Tournament in Delray Beach on August 25th.
The team walked away with the FIRST PLACE TEAM TROPHY!
8 students took home the Gold: Zen Despagni, Melissa Hererra (first tournament), Paul Keith, Zackary Nyce, Mackenzie More, Erica Paccione, Anthony Setzer, and Jack Tellin.
5 students took home the Silver: Corey Bernaquer x2, Leah Getts (first tournament), Christina Paccione, Anthony Setzer, and Jack Tellin.
3 students too home the Bronze: Edward Ahlquist, Jacob More and Jack Tellin.
Congratulations Kodokan Judo!!!!!!