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2017 NCJA Championships

The SJS Judo Team had an amazing day in College Station, TX for the 2017 NCJA Championships hosted by Texas A&M University on March 11, 2017. We came home with 8 medals, 2 team trophies, and 2 outstanding competitor awards. Find the descriptions of the awards below.          ...

2017 World University Games

  Last April, six of our student-athletes qualified for the 2017 World University Games by placing 1st at the 2016 National Collegiate Championships. We are very excited to send these judoka to Taipei, Taiwan in August 2017, but this trip is entirely self-funded and we are...

Results from 2017 San Jose Buddhist Sensei Memorial Tournament

After a long day of competing in the Event Center at San José State University, the SJS Judo Team left with 8 medals. Congratulations! GOLD Destinee Nagtalon -48 kg Lee Galles -63 kg Akiko Balitactac +78 kg Harmik Aghakhani -81 kg SILVER Asia Robinson -57 kg Lenny Guerrero-Baez...

Alumni Dinner After Collegiate Nationals

San Jose State Judo Alumni! Please join us after the tournament for dinner with Yosh Uchida. We will be celebrating his 96th birthday on April 2 @7pm across the street from SJSU at Flames. More info in the link below. Alumni Dinner Info An option is also available to sponsor a...

2016 NCJA Championship Entry Packet Revised

New, revised version of the Collegiate Entry Packet is available! This version has more accurate information. Don’t forget to sign up, the tournament is right around the corner! 2016 NCJA Championship Packet Revision

2016 National Collegiate Judo Tournament

Next Spring San Jose State University will be hosting the 2016 National Collegiate Judo Tournament. We have a date set. The tournament will be held on April 2, 2016! We will be posting more information about registration shortly. We hope to see you there!

SJSU Judo Team BBQ

The SJSU Judoka celebrated the end of a great year at Mr. Uchida’s House with the annual Team BBQ. The team really enjoyed taking time away from finals to be together. The freshman did a great job with the skits (check them out here). The coaches presented awards to special...
San Jose Judo Practice at their new facility

San Jose State’s Brand New Facility

San Jose Judo continues to grow and San Jose State Judo has taken the next step forward by opening a brand new Training Center.   This beautiful training center will be the home and launching pad for many of USA Judo’s future champions.  

Overcoming Injuries

Unfortunately, the sport of judo brings numerous injuries to athletes. Part of becoming a better judoka is learning how to overcome these injuries, and coming back stronger. Most members of the SJSU Judo Team train twice a day, six days a week. Over time, this rigorous training...

The Mental Benefits of San Jose State Judo Practice

Stephen King once said ““No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.” King means that when an...