Please note the times are different from our regular schedule for these Judo Clinics.
11am - 11:45 am for Children ages 5-8yrs ($20)
12pm - 1pm for Youth, ages 9-13yrs ($25)
1:15 - 3pm for Adults, ages 14 and up ($30)
Please pre-pay for Sensei Ogasawara's Judo Clinic to secure your spot.
Sensei N. Ogasawara
Congratulations to the KJA competitors at the 2011 Summer Slam in Paterson, NJ on June 5th
20 Players from Kokushikai Judo Academy competed with Special Recognition to Eugene Zelenov for receiving the Tournament's Outstanding Male Teenager Award and Vadim Petrovici for receiving the Tournament's Overall Fighting Spirit Award.
Boys 7-8 Farruh Turgunova, 2nd Place Max Fominykh, 3rd Place Jack Polise, 3rd Place Michael Goldman, 3rd Place
Boys 9-10 Isaac Oksman, 2nd Place Roni Tarnow-Fine, 2nd Place Alek Tunik, 3rd Place Eugene Shpileuski, 3rd Place John Radice, 3rd Place
Boys 11-12 Christian Previtali, 3rd Place Victor Antonio-Souza, 3rd Place
Teenage Male 13-14 White, Yellow, Orange Divisions Eugene Zelenov, 1st Place (-105lbs); 1st Place (-114lbs) Tournament's Outstanding Teenager Award Alex Alban, 3rd Place (-140lbs)
Teenage Male 13-14 Green Belt and Above Devin Garrido, 1st Place (-105lbs)
Teenage Male 15-16 White, Yellow, Orange Divisions Gabriel Haymes, 3rd Place
Teenage Male 15-16 Green Belt and Above Devin Garrido, 2nd Place (-105lbs)
Senior Male White, Yellow, Orange Divisions Peter Katsogiannos, 2nd Place (-145lbs)
Senior Male Brown Belt Divsion Jeff Wolfe, 2nd Place (220+lbs)
Senior Male Black Belt Divisions Vadim Petrovici, 2nd Place (-198lbs) Tournament's Overall Fighting Spirit Award
Master's Men Brown/Black Belt Division Tony Park, 3rd Place Jeff Wolfe, 3rd Place
Congratulations to KJA players who competed at the 2011 Am-Cam International Tournament in Buffalo, NY 5/27/2011-5/28/2011
Devin Garrido Boys 13-14 years, -47 Kgs 1st Place (all matches won by ippon)
Vadim Petrovici Senior Black-Belt Division, -90Kgs 1st Place (all matches won by ippon)
Ilya Vosk Masters Open Division 1st Place Senior Brown Belt Division, -100 Kgs 2nd Place Senior Black Belt Division, -100 Kgs 3rd Place
Alexandru Bevza Senior Brown-Belt Division, -90Kgs 3rd Place
Devin Garrido 1st Place, Celita Schutz, Y. Matsumura (back row) Alex Bevza 3rd Place, Vadim Peterovici 1st Place, Ilya Vosk 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place (front row)
Tamara Hemingway, Kokushikai Judo Academy Member and Competition Team Player, was recently awarded the 2010 Outstanding Master Athlete Award for her performance in judo during 2010. The award is presented by the National Governing Body for the Sport of Judo in the United States of America as recognized by the US Olympic Committee. At age 50 in the -63kg Category, Tami continues to improve and challenge herself and her opponents every time she steps onto the mat.
Great job Tamara! Kokushikai is proud of your accomplishments!
Tamara Hemingway, 2010 Outstanding Master Athlete with Coach, Celita Schutz
Congratulations to Junior Competitors at Cranford Junior Shai on May 15, 2011
Alek Tunik 9-10yrs lightweight Bronze Medal
Euguene Shpileuski 9-10yrs middleweight Bronze Medal
Euguene Shpileuski and Alek Tunik
Congratulations to Medalists at Morris Cup Championship May 14, 2011
Jake Casabona 1st Place
Chelsea Casabona 2nd Place
Congratulations to KJA 2011 US National Winners!
Tamara Hemingway captures Silver in the -63kg Female Masters F5 category and captures Bronze in the over 50yrs Female Masters Open category
Cindy Simon secured her spot on the Visually Impaired Women's -52kg division. She will represent the United States on the Para Pan American Team later this year. Cindy also took Gold in the -52kg Masters 40-44yr category and Bronze in the combined 48-52kg/35-44yr category.
Jim Perry took Silver in the -90kg Male Masters M6 category and 5th Place in the Men's +50yr Open division.
Congratulations to Medalists at Liberty Bell Championships 2011 March 26-27
Devin Garrido 1st Place, Boys -45kg, 13-16yrs
Alexandru Bevza 1st Place, Mens Sankyu and Below -90kgs
Tamara Heminway 1st Place, Womens Masters
Vadim Petrovici 2nd Place, Mens Senior -90kgs
Jim Perry 2nd Place, Mens Masters -94kgs, 50yrs
Jeff Wolfe 3rd Place, Mens Masters 94+kgs, 50 yrs
Alex Bevza, 1st Place Liberty Bell, Sankyu and Below
Devin Garrido, 1st Place Liberty Bell, -45kgs
Jim Perry, 2nd Place Libery Bell
Tamara Hemingway, 1st Place Liberty Bell
Congratulations to KJA medalists at Ocean State Judo Championships March 19th, 2011
Devin Garrido 1st Place, Juniville A -48kgs
Alexandru Bevza 1st Place, Mens Novice -90kgs 2nd Place, Mens Sankyu to Ikkyu -90kgs
Jeff Wolfe 2nd Place, Men's Masters 100+kgs
Tamara Heminway 2nd Place, Women's Masters
Cindy Simon 3rd Place, Women's Masters
Congratulations to Devin Garrido for taking 1st Place at the 1st Annual Yoichiro Matsumura Judo Championships held in Cape Coral, Florida on March 5th, 2011
Devin Garrido, 1st Place (Boys -48kgs)
Congratulations to KJA players at Pedro's Challenge in Wakefield, MA February 20th, 2011
Devin Garrido Silver Medal (13-14 yrs, 47kg)
Alex Bevza Gold Medal (Senior Men -90kg, White-Green)
Vadim Petrovici Gold Medal (Senior Men -90kg) Vadim captures the Gold medal for the second year in a row winning all matches by ippon!
Congrats to: Cindy Simon Bronze Medal, -52kg IBSA German Open Heidleberg, Germany Januray 15, 2011