Blogs

Kata Review & Promotional Testing

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Date: 08/11/2018    Sanction Number:  18-08-12   Location: Kealakekua, HI     YDK: 50th State
Contact: Gene Nakashima  

Kata Clinic

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Date: 07/29/2018    Sanction Number:  18-07-08   Location: Honolulu, HI    YDK: 50th State
Contact: Darcy Motoda  

Traditions of Kodokan clinic

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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, Japan.

Category: News

2018 New England Open Masters Judo Championships VII

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Date: 08/05/2018    Sanction Number:  18-08-09   Location: Cambridge, MA  YDK: Rokushu
Contact: Dale Swett  (617) 491-0520

Itsutsu no Kata Clinic

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Date: 08/25/2018    Sanction Number:  18-08-08  Location: Coos Bay, OR   YDK: Northwest
Contact: Rob Schab,  (541) 756-0414

2018 Jeremy Glick Award

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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 dollars which have been used to maintain judo in Grand Rapids and help economically disadvantaged youth through judo.

The Jeremy Glick Award reads:

Category: News

Recipients of the 2018 Kitaura Grant

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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, instructor, coach, manager and referee. Throughout his career he has been instrumental in developing and mentoring students and has been an active contributor to numerous organizations which support such activities.

Category: News

2018 Grassroots Kata Championship Results

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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 referee, Mr. Terada, provided excellent judges. Mr. Terada made an announcement requesting the referees to help judge kata. He displayed very positive team work and reflected Dr. Kano’s philosophy.

Category: News

Summer National Results

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The 2018 Summer National Tournament are now available.

Category: nationals

National Kata Conference

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National Kata Conference

Gary Hashiro writes:

Category: News