Nanka Judo Yudanshakai
Southern California Judo Blackbelt Association
Member of United States Judo Federation (USJF)

Nanka Tournament Committee
(Sept 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2013)

Milton Shiosaki - Nanka Tournament Director (1st VP)
Email: milt91@socal.rr.comPH: C310-995-6991

Committee Members:
Jeff Tejero - Weigh-in and Security, Sheri Shiosaki - Hospitality,
Richie Endow - Pooling, Joan Shiosaki - Registration

2013 Tournament Results

03-17-13 Taishi 3rd Annual Judo Tournament

04-07-13 Nanka Novice Judo Tournament
2013 Nanka Novice Tournament Update. Thank you! We had another great turnout this weekend at the Nanka Novice Tournament and I’d like to thank all the referees and Jr. referees.  Thank you to Gardena, Taishi, LA Tenri, Sawtelle, Norwalk and SouthBay Judo for helping on the score tables.  Thank you to SouthBay Judo for registration/weigh-ins, Nick from Goltz Judo for medical, Richie Endo and crew for pooling, Tournament announcer Bob Varela, pool runners Stefanie Varela and her 2 assistants, Hal Sharp for handing out awards and Sheri & Skyler Shiosaki for hospitality.  Thank you to Rob Oishi for organizing the concession stand and feeding the hungry crowd. A big part of a tournament is the food donations for all the volunteers and I want to thank Taishi, Gardena, West Covina, Team 1, Norwalk, Nishi and SouthBay Judo Clubs for donating food and water for the referees and volunteers.  Lastly, I want to thank Coach Provo and Josh Resnick for the use of their facility and helping me prepare the tournament and the to the Westminster High School wrestling team for the most unappreciated job of mat setup and tear down.  Milton Shiosaki, Nanka Tournament Director  (Posted April 9, 2013)

04-20-13 Ryoku Judo Invitational Tournament (REV1)

05-19-13 West Coast Invitational Judo Championships
Thank you everyone!    We had great turnout this weekend at the Nanka West Coast Invitational Championships.  This year we had around 225 competitors which was around 75 more than last year.  I hope we can continue this trend for next year.  We had clubs from UC Davis and Southwest Judo Academy from Arizona travel with their team.  We also had an exhibition team tournament featuring Nanka vs. UC Davis at the end of the day.  Nanka won the match 6-3, but I think everyone just enjoyed watching the team competition.  First I’d like to apologize to all the score table workers who worked the entire day and didn’t get to have lunch until after their 2:30.  I am truly grateful to have a strong support of volunteers who don’t run away when they see me coming to ask for help.   Thank you to Taishi, LA Tenri, Norwalk and Torrance/Gardena/ SouthBay Judo for helping on the score tables.  I’d like to thank all the referees who always came out to support this tournament.  As always, Joan and her registration crew did a great job sorting out all the pre-registration papers days before the tournament and the day of.  Thank you to medic Nick Nguyen, tournament announcer Bob Varela, pool runners Stefanie and Erica,  Sensei Hal Sharp and Bo Svenson for handing out awards and Sheri & Skyler Shiosaki for hospitality.  You never see these guys, but Richie Endo and his crew are always hard at work getting the pool sheets out as fast as possible.  Thanks to Rob Oishi for organizing and Nan Taketa for taking care of concessions and feeding everyone throughout the day.   These following clubs are becoming regulars for hospitality donations.  Thank you to Taishi, Gardena, Nishi, Sawtelle and SouthBay Judo Clubs for donating food and water for the referees and volunteers.  This tournament wouldn’t have taken place with the new IJF mat rules and I would like to thank Coach Provo and Josh Resnick for the use of their facility and helping me prepare the tournament and the to the Westminster High School wrestling team for mat setup and takedown and help throughout the day of the tournament.  Finally, my biggest thank you to Juno Resnick for singing the National Anthem…you did a fantastic job!  Milton Shiosaki, Nanka Tournament Director  (Posted June 22, 2013).

08-11-13 Nikkei Games Judo Tournament

09-15-13 Nanka Fall Jr / Sr Judo Tournament

10-20-13 Nanka Team Challenge
Hi Everyone, I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered at this past Sunday at the 2013 Nanka Team Championships.  It was a long day and we had many teams and a great turnout.  There were so many clubs helping out and these club names may sound familiar to you since they have volunteered at many of the Nanka tournaments this year.  I’d like to thank all the referees and Jr. referees for coming out and doing a great job.  Thank you to Sawtelle, LA Tenri, Torrance, San Gabriel and SouthBay Judo for helping on the score tables all day.  Thanks to SouthBay at registration and weigh-in…it was crazy!  To Richie Endo, Roy Harting and Fernando Gazzani for pooling, Sheri and Skyler Shiosaki for Hospitality, Jeff Tejero for Security(very tough job), Bob Varela for announcing and Stefanie Varela for pool running, Bo Svenson for handing out awards and our medics Clara from Sawtelle, Audrey from LA Tenri and Vicky form El Toro Judo Club.  Taishi for handling the concessions again.  I’d again like to thank these clubs for donating to hospitality: Norwalk, Sawtelle, Gardena, West Covina, Taishi, Barstow, SouthBay and Jerry Hays. Thanks again to Coach Provo, Josh Resnick and the Westminster High School wrestling team for the mat setup and take down.  Everyone did a fantastic job and I want to thank you all for helping me out and ending the year with another great tournament.  Lastly, I would like to apologize to all the parents whose mini-yonen kids had to wait a little longer than they were used to.  Everyone on my Tournament Directors staff works hard and does the best job they can and sometimes, papers get shuffled and mistakes happen with no intention of playing favorites. This rarely happens, but I take full responsibility for the mistake.  I will try to see that in future tournaments these problems do not occur again.  Parents thank your kids for being so patient and you for being so understanding.  Thank you, Milton Shiosaki, Nanka Tournament Director  (Posted October 26, 2013)

12-07-13 Winter Nationals Judo Tournament


2012 Tournament Results

2011 Tournament Results

2010 Tournament Results

2009 Tournament Results

2008 Tournament Results