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The 2018 USJF Kata Conference Report

admin - August 22, 2018
The USJF Kata Chairman, Eiko Saito Shepherd, 8th Dan, writes: The 2018 USJF Kata Conference was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The clinic was held August 2, 3, & 4th at Ala Wai Golf Course Ballroom. This conference was sponsored by the Judo Black Belt Association of Hawaii. About 54 people ...more
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Korea Summer Camp is on Facebook

admin - July 29, 2018
USJF HS Korea Summer Camp has a Facebook page which shows some of the activities that took place. The Facebook page is a closed group which needs to be joined in order to see their posts. About the group USJF Development Program managed by Sensei Joon Chi. This is high school age Judo ...more
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Woman head coach for Brazil's Judo Team

admin - July 24, 2018
Neil Simon has passed on a link to an article on coaching, Yuko Fujii, the judo coach overthrowing gender stereotypes which should be of interest to all coaches. Photo from BBC articlemore
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Summary of The 2018 USJF/JA Summer Junior National Tournament

admin - July 24, 2018
The 2018 USJF/JA Summer Junior National Tournament is over and the results are in. The Konan Judo Association hosted the event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The results of the tournament have been posted. The Jack Hatton and Harun Bogdanic Judo Clinics took place on the 5th and the 7th of July. ...more
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Traditions of Kodokan clinic

admin - July 20, 2018
The On 6 July 2018, nearly 50 Judoka from all across the country participated in an unique clinic taught by Sensei Susumu Takahashi, 7Dan, IJF-A International World Referee, and Kodokan Instructor. Takahashi Sensei is also the Director of Academic Affairs for Daito Bunka University in Tokyo, ...more
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2018 Jeremy Glick Award

admin - July 15, 2018
The 2018 Jeremy Glick Award recipient was announced on July 7, at the opening ceremonies of the summer nationals in Grand Rapid, MI. This year’s recipient is Mr Jim Murray of the Konan Yudanshakai. Mr Murray is the founder of Godai Judo and through Godai, has raised 10's of thousands of ...more
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Recipients of the 2018 Kitaura Grant

admin - July 15, 2018
Vaughn Imada writes: The USJF Tamo Kitaura Referee Development Grant Committee is very proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Grants. They join a prestigious company of previous recipients of the award. Tamo Kitaura Sensei has devoted over 50 years to the sport of Judo as a competitor, ...more
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2018 Grassroots Kata Championship Results

admin - July 12, 2018
This year’s 2018 Grassroots Kata Championship was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The tournament ran very smoothly thanks to the dedication of Jim Murray, Neil Simon, Don Flagg, Calvin Terada, and Noboru Saito. The kata competition was held on Sunday, July 8th beginning at 9:00 am. Our head ...more
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National Kata Conference

admin - July 03, 2018
National Kata Conference Gary Hashiro writes: This year’s USJF National Kata Conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 2, 3, and 4. The early bird discount deadline for the hotel and the conference have been extended to July 7. Come and attend the Kata conference and learn the ...more
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Reminder -- Traditions of the Kodokan

admin - July 02, 2018
Traditions of the Kodokan Clinic On Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids MI, host hotel for the 2018 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals, there will be a unique judo opportunity. Lecture and on-mat sessions to learn about the traditions, rituals, and concepts of Kano Sensei’s ...more
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