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Haruo Imamura Sensei

admin - September 20, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Haruo Imamura Sensei passed away at 00:30 this morning due to his illness. Imamura Sensei was the Team Captain of the Inaugural Judo Team at Tenri University. After moving to Fresno, California, Imamura Sensei was the Head Instructor and ...more
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George Tsubota Sensei

admin - September 19, 2017
We are extremely saddened to inform you that George Tsubota Sensei passed away on the 17th September. Tsubota Sensei was the head instructor at Hodokan Judo Club in Honolulu, Hawaiil and one of the pillars of 50th State Judo Association. Tsubota Sensei was very dedicated and devoted to ...more
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Dr Joseph Fitzsimmons

admin - March 30, 2017
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Dr. Fitzsimmons passed away on Tuesday morning. A viewing will be held on Friday, March 31 from 4-8 PM with a Rosary at 6 PM at Darling & Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, Ca. 95030 (408) ...more
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About John Anderson

admin - March 26, 2017
Jerry Hays writes: Hello Everyone, The Baltimaore Sun has an article on John Anderson.more
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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
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Joe Nakano Sensei

admin - February 09, 2017
Vaughn Imada writing on behalf of the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club We are saddened to inform you that Joe Nakano Sensei from the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club passed away January 7, 2017. Joe Nakano Sensei was born September 2, 1928 and has been a loyal and dedicated member of the San Jose ...more
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Chuck Neuendorf

admin - October 30, 2016
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 ...more
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Remembering Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

admin - August 08, 2016
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 As a Kodokan 8th dan, Mr. ...more
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Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki has passed away

admin - August 06, 2016
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 Miyazakimore
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Death of Takeda Sensei

admin - June 05, 2016
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Mr. Jeffrey Takeda passed away suddenly earlier today. Takeda Sensei was the Head Instructor for the West Clovis Judo Club and also the President of Chuka Judo Yudanshakai. He also served as the Chairperson for the USJF Athlete-Scholar of ...more
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