MEMBER PORTAL HERE: Log-in for Member Account Information and Registration for Shiai, Day Camps and Special Kokushikai Events
Current members can view their private accounts by clicking on the image above.
2017 Overnight Judo Camp
2017 Kokushikai Judo Camp is an overnight camp held in the Poconos of Pennsylvania (Preston Park, PA.) This will our 9th year of conducting this camp with renown instructors and guest campers from various areas of the United States and overseas. This year's camp will be on August 13-19, 2017. Kokushikai Judo Academy will not be holding classes at the dojo in Fair Lawn, NJ during the week of August 13-19, 2017, as many of our members pack their bags to attend the Camp in Pennsylvania. Please visit the dedicated website page for "Kokushikai Judo Camp" to view for more information. Registration for 2017 Kokushikai Judo Camp can only be done through the dedicated Camp page or in person at the dojo. (not through the "Member's Portal" above.)
KJA Tournament Opportunities
Both students and parents of children should know that there is NO PRESSURE to compete. Competition can be a positive, learning experience for students to challenge themselves and enhance participation in judo. But for others, the enjoyment of learning and training in class is sufficient. We embrace ALL of our students, both competitors and non-competitors at Kokushikai Judo Academy.
White, Yellow, Orange, Green Belts: Instuctor approval is required before entering an outside tournament. To make sure that students are prepared and understand the rules of competition, it is recommended that students compete in a Kokushikai Shiai event before receiving instructor approval to compete elsewhere.
Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belts: Students with more advanced ranks may compete at their own discretion, but are asked to notify instructors of the events ahead of time so that training can be adjusted well in advance.
Below are local, regional and national tournaments compiled and reccomended by Kokushikai. Many offer competition opportunites for juniors, seniors, masters for both novice and advanced. Other tournaments do exist. Please speack with Celita to be sure a particular tournament is right for you or your child.
Additonal information will be added as it becomes available.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 Kokushikai Judo Shiai Fair Lawn, NJ (Register by downloading the application and submitting at the dojo OR register online through the "Member Portal" at the top of page. Use your e-mail associated with your KJA Member account to enter.)
Other tournament Opportunities are being posted ASAP
Useful Japanese Terms in Judo
Count to 10: INCHI (1), NI (2), SAN (3), SHI (4), GO (5), ROKU (6), SHICHI (7), HACHI (8), KU (9), JU (10) Practice Hall: DOJO Teacher/Instructor: SENSEI Hello: KONICHIWA Good-bye: SAYONARA Formal Kneeling Position: SEIZA Close Eyes (Meditation Position): MEISO Face toward Dr. Kano: SHOMEN NI Face toward the Instructor: SENSEI NI Face toward each Other: OTAGAI NI Stand at Atttention: KYOTSUKE Bow: REI Please (show me/teach me/challenge me): ONEGAI SHIMASU Thank-you very much: ARIGATO GOZAI MASHI TA Break fall: UKEMI Forward Roll: ZENPO KAITAN Start: HAJIME Stop: MATE Technique form practice in class: UCHIKOMI Sparring in class: RONDORI Competition/Tournament: SHIAI Standing techniques: TACHI WAZA Ground techniques: NE WAZA Person attacking: TORI Person receiving attack: UKE Breaking Balance: KUZUSHI Pinning on ground: OSAE KOMI Hold has been broken: TOKETA Do not move/feeze: SONO MAMA Win by superior play: YUSEI GACHI That is all (end of match): SORE MADE Full Point: IPPON Half Point: WAZARI Point (almost wazari): YUKO Point (almost yuko): KOKA Pulling Hand: TSURITE Lifting Hand: HIKITE Maximum efficiency: SEIRYOKU ZENYO Mutual benefit and welfare: JITA KYOEI
School Oath: DOJO KUN
Sincerity/Faith/Honesty: SEI I It is important to be able to place one's trust in another person thereby fostering honesty, hope, and love.
Labor/Exertion/Diligence: KIN RO It is important to practice with exertion using the full extent of one's physical and mental capabilities
Knowledge/Information/Farsightedness: KEN SHIKI It is important to pursue knowledge to increase understanding of oneself and one's partners in order to allow future victories
Spirit/Vigor/Will Power: KI HAKU It is important to maintain a strong spirit in order to renew vigor. A strong spirit loves fair play, loyalty, courage and peace.