Come Train with Sensei Jose Ferrand at JKA NorCal’s beautiful new dojo in San Bruno, CA!
There will be training for all ages and skill levels with one of the best Senseis in the country and Head Coach of the US National Team.
Senseis Christina and Wauriman, John, Harry and I have been meeting over the past month to discuss how JKA NorCal could start returning to regular indoor classes. Even though we all very much want this to happen soon, given the fluidity of current County and State Covid requirements for a high contact activity such as Karate, we cannot come up with a definitive timeline yet. However, we do have some developments to share:
First, though, I would like to thank Sensei Wauriman for continuing classes and finding places to train outdoors and ways to teach remotely during the Covid pandemic; and to thank parents and students for continuing to train and support the dojo and Sensei Wauriman through these difficulties.
The past year has given us all perspective on the twelve (!) years since the club was founded, and also highlights some possibilities for the future. This dojo was started because we wanted to create a dojo that respected and supported the needs and goals of parents, students and sensei, and involved all of them in major decisions.
In keeping with the spirit of this dojo, we are proposing a meeting at the next belt test to discuss ideas and plans for the future of the club. Because of the restrictions on group gatherings, we will set up a zoom meeting: Sensei Wauriman and Sensei Christina will share more information on the slack channel. If you don’t have access to the slack channel, please contact Sensei Christina.
Osu! and Thank You!
Here are some of the photos posted to the slack channel over the past year (click on any thumbnail to see the large image):
We are not currently training at Primetime due to state and county Covid restrictions to group activities. However, we have been hosting training both in zoom, and very limited outdoor physically distanced classes. We look forward to resuming classes when it is safe to do so and wish you health and wellness in this difficult time. Osu!
We have a slack channel with the latest updates to class times and locations. Contact us to find out more.
A HUGE thank you to all the Judges, Volunteers and Competitors who made this tournament a success. This was the first time JKA NorCal hosted Nationals. There were over 210 competitors from 26 dojos in 63 events. Congratulations to all.
We were honored to have 26 dojos participate in this year’s JKA American Federation Nationals. Of the participating dojos:
The dojo that traveled the furthest to compete was the JKA Maine dojo.
JKA NorCal took the most medals overall, Tokon took the most Gold medals overall, JKA NorCal took the most Silver and Bronze medals overall.
Lafayette Karate Club took the most medals overall, Miami Shotokan Karate Club took the most Gold and Bronze medals, JKA NorCal took the most Silver medals.
Tokon took the most medals overall, as well as the most Gold and Silver medals, and JKA NorCal took the most bronze medals.
|Full Point Karate||1||1||2|
|JKA American Federation Institute||1||1||2|
|Lafayette Karate Club||8||4||9||21|
|Martial Arts Club at UTSA||–|
|Scottsdale Martial Arts||–|
|Shiroma JKA NY||2||2||4|
|SV Shotokan Karate||1||1|
|Tulane Karate Club||3||2||5|
|Uconn Karate Club||–|
Women: Grace Marulanda, MSKC
Men: Wauriman Borges, JKA NorCal
Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010)
(10am-8pm): Pre-registered competitors & officials.
No late Registration: Registration closes Nov 1st – but register early to get a discount.
(10am-12:00pm): hosted by Master Isami Shiroma. Registered Tournament judges/officials only – ring assignments will be confirmed. Mandatory for all registered judges.
(10am-11:30am): hosted by Sensei Donnie Abel for all ranks (www.martialartsintelligence.com). Sign-up on-site $25 ($20 with JKA membership).
(1:30pm-3:30pm): hosted by Master Takayuki Mikami and Master Yoshizo Machida for all ranks. Sign-up on-site $60 ($50 with JKA membership).
(4:00pm-6:00pm): Only pre-registered (JKA Shodan to Yondan).
Come and see some of the greater San Francisco Bay Area with a day trip to Napa. You can register for the wine tour here: https://jkanorcal.org/event/wine-tour
The wine tour price will include chartered bus to and from Napa and Wine Tasting at two wineries. You can bring your own pack lunch, or buy lunch at the lunch stop.
Bus pick-up at Doubletree Hotel (9:00am), vista stop at Golden Gate Bridge for photos en route to Napa …
I. Wine tasting and appetizers at Paloma winery
II. Lunch purchase and at picnic on grounds at V.Satui winery
III. Wine tasting at V. Satui
Bus return to Doubletree Hotel (~ 4:00pm)
Registration is now closed.
All participants should try to check in on Friday Nov 8, 2019 at Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010) between 10:00am – 8:00pm.
There will be limited late check-in on Saturday Nov 9, 2019 at 8:00am at the tournament location. To speed up your check-in, please download, print and sign the waiver:
Men, women, children, all ranks and organizations are invited!
Spectators are welcome!
Late Check In: No registrations accepted on this day.
National Anthem and Competitors Oath
Competition starts in 4 rings.
I. Youth Divisions
II. Adult Divisions + Eliminations
III. Adult Divisions + Eliminations
IV. Youth Divisions
5:30pm Finals in 2 center rings.
Banquet at Doubletree Hotel (doors open at 7:00pm)
Awards presentation and closing
All registration for this tournament must be completed before November 1st! Register for the tournament, testing and judging online at:
The list of all current registered competitors and divisions is here:
Registration closes November 1st – but register early to get a discount. Early registration discount $15 off price below on individual events ends October 14th midnight!
|Youth Division||Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
|Collegiate Division||Individual Single Event $45, Two Events $50|
Collegiate & Adult: 3 Events $65, 4 Events $70
|Senior 45+ Division|| Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
Senior & Adult: 3 Events $80, 4 Events $85
|Adult Division||Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
|Team Kata & Kumite|| $65 for whole team, One or Two Events.|
One person registers for the whole team.
|Goodwill Team Events||Free. One person registers for the whole team.|
This tournament will be following the JKA tournament rules and regulations:
American Airlines promo code is 55N9BL, DISCOUNT OFF: 8% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares)
Travel Dates : 03Nov19-16Nov19
Destination City: SFO or SJC
There is a discounted group rate for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The special room rate will be available until October 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Group Name: JKA National Tournament
Group Code: JKA
Booking Deadline: Book by October 14th 2019
Hotel Address: 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, California 94010-9949
Hotel Phone Number: (650)373-2221
Primetime is an approximately 12 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.
Parking is limited at the site, so if driving you may need to find street parking. Burlingamer is an 8 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.