Mitchell Palacio
  • 7th Degree Black Belt
  • Teaching Judo at CCSF: 1978
  • CCSF Judo Club established: 1984
  • President - California Judo Inc. (State Governing Body for Judo), 2007
  • Member, Board of Examiners (Promotion) Central Coast Judo Association, 2000- Current
  • Member, United States Judo Federation Promotion Committee, 2000 - Current

Judo Competition and Coaching

Level A Coach: International Coach

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

Personal Judo History

  • Started Judo: 4 yrs old.
  • First Judo 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 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 Implemenetd the United States Judo Federation Coach Certification Program, www. usjfcoach.com , 2010
  • Vice-President, California Judo Inc. (State Governing Body for Judo), 2004-2006
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners (Promotion) Central Coast Judo Association, Current
  • Member, United States Judo Federation Promotion Committee, Current
  • Past President of the United States Judo Federation (1996-2000)
  • Created and Implemented the National Judo Leadership Conference to discuss Judo development issues. (1998)
  • Created and Implemented the USA National Judo 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)
  • Developed Computer Program (Palm Pilot) to measure the effectiveness of competitors attacks during competition. (1999)
  • Developed Computer Program (Palm Pilot) to keep time and score during a Judo match. (1999)
  • 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
  • Modified and implemented: The Program for Athletic Coaches Education (PACE) program for the Sport of Judo for USJI.
  • Developed and design the manual scoreboards for the US International, USJI Collegiate/High School Nationals: 2000, USJF Jr. Nationals and USJI Jr. Olympics: 2000
  • USA Judo Executive Committee Athlete Representative: 1988-1992
  • USA Judo Chairman Coach Education and Development, 1993-1996
  • USA Judo Development, member; 1989-1996
  • USA Judo National Coaching Staff, member; 1989-1996
  • Certified and Implemented USJI Coach Certification: Program for Athletic Coach Education (PACE) throughout the United States, 1992-1996
  • USJF Chairman: Senior Development, 1989 - 1992
  • Tournament Director for the 1993 USJI National Collegiate Judo Championships

Educational Leadership (Outside of Judo)

  • 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