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Further Frustration for the U.S. Team

admin - August 29, 2014
It was morning again at the Traktor arena in Chelyabinsk, Russia, for the World Championships today, where the men’s 81 kg and the women’s 63 kg divisions were being contested. Today the United States fielded three of their members, Travis Stevens, Hannah Martin, and Leilani Akiyama. The RR was ...more
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Roving Reporter's second video interview

admin - August 28, 2014
This interview with Gary Takemoto, referee at the worlds, is on the video stack on the home page of USJF.more
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US Team’s Fortunes Get a Shocking Boost, Only To Fall Again

admin - August 28, 2014
Today, Wednesday August 27th, began with high hopes and expectations from the U.S. Judo team at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It was about 9:30 AM local time in the Traktor Arena, and the three large mat competition areas were filled with judokas from all over the world who ...more
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Bolen Starts Well, but is Stopped in Second Round

admin - August 26, 2014
Bradford Bolen, four-time USA World Team member at age 26, was about to start a fight, and he was feeling good about it. "I felt good – I slept decently, and in my first match, as soon as I put my hands on the guy (CHIEN, Chia Hung (TPE)) and just felt him, I was pretty confident I was going to ...more
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Kossor Derailed Early in 60 kg Division at World Championships

admin - August 25, 2014
Nick Kossor, fighting in his fourth consecutive World Championships, was doing everything right. He appeared cautiously confident as he worked for his grip and positioning against Lukasz Kielbasinski of Poland. Kossor attempted his signature uchimata without effect, but still appeared to have ...more
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Video from our Roving Reporter in Russia

admin - August 25, 2014
Our Roving Reporter, Chuck Medani, has sent a video interview with Jimmy Pedro, Jr, who talks about the prospects of the world championships. It is now the first of the videos on the home page.more
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Let The Worlds Begin!

admin - August 25, 2014
The 30th Judo World Championships is about to begin in Chelyabinsk, a city of 1.1 million people, WAY out here east of the Ural Mountains of Russia. The site of the 2012 European judo championships, Chelyabinsk (che-LYA-binsk) is called the “Gateway to Siberia”, though at this time ...more
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Athlete Scholar of the Year 2014

admin - August 22, 2014
At the Junior Nationals, the Athlete Scholar of the Year was announced. The winner of this year's ASOY Award is Tyler Shimizu of the Sacramento Judo Club, Hokka Yudanshakai. He received the scholarship of $1000.more

Request for your old Judo documents

admin - August 20, 2014
We need your Help!! We need you help in recording American Judo History. In 2004, USJF established a judo history committee. Prior to this time, various judokas had copies of programs from various judo events. They had copies of bracket sheets and results from local, regional, national and ...more
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Note from the Konan Yudanshakai

admin - August 04, 2014
Konan Yudanshakai has sent in a link to eventsmore
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