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.
Two students from Kodokan Judo have earned the right to attend the 2105 Pan American Judo Games in Cordoba, Argentina. Erica Paccione and Jaiden Meyer fought in multiple national events and have been given an invitation by USA Judo to join the USA Team to compete in the Pan Am Games this November in Argentina. They will also have the opportunity to compete in the South American Continental Championship the Saturday after the Pan Am Games. Christina Paccione will also make the trip to compete with Erica and Jaiden at the Saturday games. It is a great honor for these Judo players to compete in this event. It is our hope that next year more of our Judoka will compete in this event and others like it.
Victory for Kodokan at the US Open...Roxy Viernes and Erica Paccione take home the Gold while Brandon Person fights in a 17 man division, taking home the Bronze. The next day during the Golden Score, Andrea Acosta, Jaiden Meyer and Roxy Viernes take home the Silver! Way to go!
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.