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Mitchell Palacio

  • 7th Degree Black Belt: Judo
  • 4th Degree Black Belt: Jiu-jitsu
  • Teaching Jiu-jitsu at CCSF: 1980
  • CCSF Jiujitsu Club established: 2000

Judo Competition and Coaching

  • Level A Coach: International Coach
    • World University Games: Japan
    • Pan American Games: Cuba
    • Shoriki Cup: Japan
    • Training Coach for 1989, 1991, World Championships, 1992 Olympics Games, 1996 Olympic Games Training Site
    • French Open, France
    • Austrian International, Austria
    • Hungarian Open, Hungary
    • Czechoslovakia International, Czech Republic
    • Tre Torri: Italy
    • Guido Seini: Italy
    • Kodokan Cup: Brazil,
    • Cuban International, Cuba
    • Jr. Pan American Championships: Ecuador
    • Goodwill Games: United States

Personal Judo History

Started Judo/Jiu-jitsu: 4 yrs old.

  • First Judo/Jiu-jitsu Club: Koyukan Judo Club, San Francisco: Sensei-Ben Palacio
  • First National Championships: USA 2nd Junior National Judo Championships, Chicago,Ill., 1965, 1st Place
  • Last National Competition: 1984 United States Olympic Trials, 2nd Place
  • Competed and placed at every level of National Judo Competition:
    • Junior Nationals
    • Jr. Olympics
    • High School Nationals
    • Collegiate Nationals
    • Senior Nationals
  • Place in every World, Pan American and Olympic Trials: 1975 to1984
  • Ranked in the Top 3 “Senior Elite” Athlete from: 1975 to 1984
  • Ranked in the Top Three in the United States from age 10-yr. to 30 yrs. Old

Contributions to the Sport of Judo

  • Current President, California Judo Inc. (State Governing Body for Judo), 2007
  • Developed and Implemented the United States Judo Federation Teacher Certification Program, www.usjfteacher.com, 2010
  • Developed and Implemented the United States Judo Federation Coach Certification Program, www.usjfcoach.com , 2010
  • Created and Implemented the USA Judo National  Coach Conference to improve the effectiveness as Judo coaches. (1994)
  • Developed and Implemented the International Judo Sports Science Symposium designed for Judo Sports Scientists to share their research projects on the sport at the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Spring, Co.(1995)
  • Design and Implemented exercise physiology testing protocols for the Sport of Judo (Treadmill: Max VO2, Arm Wingate: Anaerobic Test): United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Co. (1989)
  • United States Olympic Committee Sports Science Coordinator for the Sport of Judo (1989)
  • Presenter: United State Judo Coaches Conference, 1994, 1995, 1999, The Use of Exercise Physiology in Training Elite Judo Athletes
  • USA Judo National Coaching Staff, 1989-1996
  • Certified and Implemented USA Judo Coach Certification: Program for Athletic Coach Education (PACE) throughout the United States, 1992-1996

Educational Leadership (Outside of Judo)

  • Chair, City College of San Francisco Physical Education, Dance and Athletic Administrative Council - Current
  • Head Soccer Coach: City College of San Francisco: 1984 to 1994
  • Head Women's Tennis Coach: City College of San Francisco: 1984 to 1988
  • Department Chairman: Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Holy Names College, 1980-1984
  • Athletic Director: Holy Names College, 1978 to 1984
  • Created, Developed and Implemented the Intramural and Collegiate Sports Program for Holy Names College
  • Created, Developed and Implemented the Holy Names College Youth Summer Sports Program