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John Anderson

admin - March 16, 2017
To the judo family I have just received the news that John Anderson passed away at about 6 AM Eastern time this morning. John was a founder of Shufu Yudanshakai, and a true sensei to many of us for decades. I will transmit additional information about further arrangements as I receive them ...more
Category: obituaries

Calling for a new Archivist

admin - March 14, 2017
USJF needs a person to step forward to be Chair of the Archivist Committee. Jerry Hays, who has overseen the Archivist Committee since 2004 is stepping down. Please see attached for the duties of this position. Mr. Hays will be glad to talk with anyone interested in this position. In 2004, when ...more
Category: News

Sanix 2016 -- Isaiah Thor

admin - February 26, 2017
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go to Japan. It was a really fun experience for me. Although the plane ride was a little long, I had a blast touring Japan and competing in the judo tournament. When we first arrived to Japan around noon, my friend (and his family) and I took a bus ...more
Category: events

Invitation to the National Kata Conference

admin - February 25, 2017
Dear Judo Friends, USJF Kata Committee would like to invite you to the 2017 USJF National Kata Conference in July. Please help us out by circulating this Flyer to your judo friends. Thank you so much for your support. See you in St. Louis. Eiko Shepherd more
Category: events

Juan Carlos Barcos Talks about the New Rules of Competition at the Paris Grand Slam

admin - February 24, 2017
by Chuck Medani, for the USJF Juan Carlos Barcos Paris, February 12, 2017. Juan Carlos Barcos is the Head Refereeing Director of the International Judo Federation (IJF), and the President of the Spanish Judo Federation. He started his international refereeing career in Moscow in 1980, and ...more
Category: events

Sanix 2016 -- Narek Manucharyan

admin - February 22, 2017
Dear Sensei Saito, USJF, and The Global Arena, Thank you for giving me the opportunity of going to Japan and seeing different styles of the art judo. Japan was a once in a lifetime experience. Without your help, I would of never visited Japan; thus, missing a glorious experience. Because of ...more
Category: events

Sanix 2016 -- Tatevos Manucharyan

admin - February 22, 2017
I had the privilege of traveling with 15 judokas from across the United States to Japan to participate in the Sanix Judo Camp, and compete in Sanix Judo Tournament 2016. The opportunity to accompany these students to this competition was a very memorable experience. I accompanied 2 judokas, ...more
Category: events

USA Judo blog published

admin - February 22, 2017
The USA Judo CEO placed his video blog in USA Judo web site. more
Category: News

2016 Olympian Angie Delgado Talks About Her Preparation, Fights, and the New Rules at the 2017 Paris Grand Slam

admin - February 16, 2017
by Chuck Medani, for the USJF Paris, February 13, 2017. Four-time National US Champion Angela Delgado, who trains under Jhonny Prado and Germann Velazco at Ki-Itsu–Sai, (the National Judo Training Center in Coconut Creek, Florida) has been a top US Women’s competitor and World Team member for ...more
Category: events

Judo in Fresno

admin - February 14, 2017
As the 83-year-old sensei Haruo Imamura, the patriarch of Fresno Judo, battles cancer, his family is hoping for one more milestone: Journeying to Tokyo in 2020 to watch their youngest grand daughter Miranda Imamura, compete in the Olympics. The Fresno Bee has an article about Judo in Fresno.more