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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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Dr. Bruce Edward Wilson M.D.

admin - April 27, 2016
At the age 65, Bruce Edward Wilson passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday February 4, 2016 after a 20 year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Bruce dedicated his life to helping children as a pediatrician. A proud graduate of Michigan State University, he went on to study ...more
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Obituary for Lowell Slaven

admin - April 27, 2016
Here is a link to the obituary for Lowell Slaven.more
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Alan Shiosaki Obituary

admin - November 16, 2015
Alan Shiosaki, the middle brother to Ed and Milton Shiosaki, passed away on Nov 8, 2015 after a long illness. Alan was once a member of the old time "Gardena Valley YMCA Judo Club" in Gardena during his teen years, Alan was a great judo player and traveled to many judo events, all over the ...more
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Obituary of Jack Kiyoto Tono

admin - November 15, 2015
Jack Kiyoto Tono, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully at home in Thornton, CO. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 94. Born and raised in California, he and his family were forced to relocate from the San Jose area and interned at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during WWII ...more
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Gus Costa Piperakis – 5th DanOctober 31, 1932 – April 10, 2015

admin - November 05, 2015
Sensei Gus Costa Piperakis, Godan, of Sacramento Judo Club passed peacefully on April 10, 2015 after a long illness. He was a life-long member of the US Judo community. He has been a member and contributing instructor of Sacramento Judo Club, a member of the Sacramento Judo Club Board of ...more
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Sensei Robert Bonner obituary

admin - October 12, 2015
Sensei Robert Bonner passed away on 11 October. Robert Bonner established the Yomeikan Judo Club in Defiance, OH during the early 1990s. Dr. Sachio Ashida named Sensei Bonner’s club Yomeikan Judo. Yomeikan is translated as meaning “The Hall of Enlightenment.” Sensei Bonner has ...more
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Takemori Sensei memorial program

admin - May 27, 2015
Here is the Takemori Sensei memorial program.more
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Sensei Jimmy Takemori

admin - May 18, 2015
To the judo community: Our friend and Sensei Jimmy Takemori passed away this morning (May 15th) after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. I will send the details to everyone on this distribution list as soon as I receive them from the family. Since Jimmy was so widely ...more
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Obituary: Margaret Ashida

admin - January 13, 2015
Margaret Ashida, passed unexpectedly while vacationing in Indonesia. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 17, at the University of Rochester River Campus, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in the Rush Rhees Library. This event will be an informal reception, between the hours ...more
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