Blogs

Chuck Neuendorf

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It is with a heavy heart than I inform you that Colonel Charles (Chuck) A. Neuendorf, USAF (RET), USJF Rokudan, has passed away.

Chuck was born in April 1929 in Ohio.

Chuck started judo while stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during the 1960s. From 1969 until 1997 he was a member of the Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA judo dojo. From 1998 until present, he was a member of Heisei Judo Dojo, Chula Vista, CA.

Category: obituaries

USJF Handbook update

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A revision of the chapter "Rank Requirements" has been uploaded to the USJF Downloads page. The chapter outlines promotion procedures and general requirements for ranks.

A source of the history of judo

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As some of you know, my part-time job allows me to read, while I am getting peanuts. I have just finished The Japanese American Story by S. Floyd Mori.

In this book, was a link to www.densho.org. In their archives you will find some interviews about judo in the US during WWII from Japanese-American who were interned in one of the ten relocation camps in the US. As well after WWII.

Category: News

Report of 2016 USJF High School Special training camp in Korea

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Hello President Asano,

Here are letters from the students who have been able to participate in the 2016 USJF High School Special Training Camp in Korea. It pleases me that they had such wonderful experience.

I hope you will enjoy reading their messages below.

Also, I am grateful to have had the USJF High School Special training camp in Korea.

As always, we appreciate your extra care and efforts for this Special youth program.

Best regards,
Joon Chi

Category: clinics

Pictures of outstanding award winners at Nationals

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At the 2016 Nationals – Day One

Left to Right – Dr Gregory Chow (coach of Angelina Daoang), Ricky Marin, Sanders Ishiaki (coach of Arther Lo), Macy Higa, Marjorii McDonald, Ryder Yoshitake, Brandon Chaqolla, Toni Mojica (coach of Ricky Marin). Missing from this photo is Kaelin O'Sullivan.

Female Sportmanship – Angelina Daoang, Hawaii Tenri

Category: nationals

2016 student visit to Japan

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Kevin Asano wrote to thank the organizers of the summer abroad program at Tokai.

Dear Yamaguchi Sensei

Thank you again for hosting the summer abroad program. I appreciate all the hard work that went into the program. Our students thoroughly enjoy the trip and learned a lot about judo and life. You have a premier program and I congratulate you on the success this year.

We will have the students respond with a report to you and USJF on their impressions of the program.

Thank you again for your time and effort to promote judo internationally.

Category: clinics

Remembering Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

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By Rachel Friedrich and Tad Nalls

Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away in the evening of Friday the July 29, 2016. He was 85 years old and died of heart failure at Howard University hospital with Janet, his beloved wife of 57 years, nearby.


photo from Shufu website

Category: obituaries

Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki has passed away

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Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away a few days ago. He had been the captain of the Keio University Judo team, and a three-time winner of the Outstanding Athlete of the All Japan Championships.

photo from Shufu website

Read more about Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki

Category: obituaries

Special Guest, Maria Celia Laborde, at the “Fight Like A Girl” Camp

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Special Guest, Maria Celia Laborde and added session to the “Fight Like A Girl” Camp Sunday August 7, 2016 from 2pm to 5pm at Southside. 8534 Portage Rd. Portage, MI.

We are holding an extra afternoon session of the “Fight Like A Girl Camp” open to both male and female Judoka from 2 pm to 5 pm. The cost of this session is $20 with extra donations welcome to support her relocation to the USA.

We hope you can join us for this outstanding opportunity work with a World Class Cuban player.

Category: clinics