Japanese Women’s Judo Leaders Visits Chicago for JCCC/Komatsu Cup Junior Tournament & Judo Clinic
• JCCC/Komatsu Cup, a Japan-U.S. friendship judo tournament
for young wrestlers, was held on July 28 at Step Ahead Sport in Palatine,
inviting participants aged between 5 and 16.
• Eighty-four young contestants competed in the tournament
by division, while a total of 140 individuals including members of local
judo clubs participated in the clinic throughout the day.
• A Japanese-style lunch box was offered to each participant, while the Super Team of the Nippon Ginkenshibu Foundation, visiting Chicago in the foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration, performed classical poem reciting and dancing for entertainment.
• The award ceremony and a raffle drawing followed the tournament. A ticket to Japan was presented by Japan Airlines as a special award. All participants received a T-shirt as a memorabilia of the Cup.
Scenes from JCCC/Komatsu Cup Junior Tournament. The photo below, Megumi Ishikawa (R) and Mika Sugimoto (R2). (Photos: courtesy of Tokon Judo Academy and JCCC)