Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral (KJCC) was created to provide traditional training of one of the world’s most popular sports to children and adults of Southwest Florida. Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral is currently the only Judo school in Lee County and the 5th largest USJA school in the country.
The goal of KJCC is to train average people as olympic level competitors.
CONGRATULATIONS SENSEI JOHN PACCIONE!!!!
After 8 years in rank, the United States Judo Association Promotion Board, promoted Sensei John Paccione to the prestigious rank of 6th degree black belt. Several instructors and judoka came to congratulate Sensei Paccione on his promotion.
Kodokan Judo competed in the Team Championship Judo Tournament in Delray, Fl. taking home the third place team trophy.
1st place: Charis Garcia, Chaylen Garcia, Erica Paccione, Melissa Herrera, and Alex Sacramento.
2nd place: Kiana Meyer, Roxy Viernes, Andy Koestra, Brandon Person, Dominick Meady, and Christina Paccione.
3rd place: Zen Despagni, Brooke Pierson, Jaiden Meyer, and Mark Tamulionis.
Congrats to ALL!
Two local athletes, Erica and Christina Paccione, who train at Kodokan Judo of Cape Coral, flew to France for the Harnes International Judo Competition.
The sisters were among 6 other Americans that competed. Each athlete was number one in their age and weight division in the USA. The tournament divisions were very large ranging from 9 to 50 in one division. On day one our American Team took home a gold, silver and a bronze medal.
Jackson Butler was undefeated in the 50kg division taking home the Gold.
Erica Paccione fought in a 17 person, -52kg division and won multiple matches by ippon (full point) with one win was under 12 seconds. She proudly took home the Silver medal along with a gift of an Adidas sports bag.
Mariah Holguin took home the Bronze.
Christina Paccione (11), fought up in age and weight. Her opponents had a 17 pound advantage and were one to two years older and she still managed to score some great throws but ultimately did not make it to the finals.
A few members of the USA Team traveled the next weekend to Lanester, France to compete and rose to the podium to collect their medals: Misato Sandoval - Gold, Rachel Butler - Silver and Jackson Butler - Bronze.