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Documentary on Teen Judoka, Teshya Alo

admin - May 18, 2015
Greetings, I hope this message finds you well. We recently reached out to you on behalf of America ReFramed, a documentary series on public television. Thank you for helping to promote the national broadcast premiere of WINNING GIRL. Check local listings for air dates/times in your area (WORLD ...more
Category: News

Lessons learned from judoka

admin - May 18, 2015
A note from Vaughn Imada I believe that in this article Doug Berninger has very eloquently captured what so many of us in the sport believe. more
Category: News

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
Category: obituaries

Athlete-Scholar of the Year Award for 2014

admin - May 18, 2015
On behalf of the Committee, thank you to all of the USJF Athlete-Scholar of the Year Award for 2014 Academic applicants! We encourage all eligible students to continue your academic and judo studies and to apply again next year. The committee received 10 applications from outstanding USJF ...more

2015 Junior Developmental and Judo Training Camp

admin - April 27, 2015
Junior Developmental and Judo Training Camp at Yosh Uchida Hall at the San Jose State Campus on June 15–19, 2015. Scheduled technicians are Ms Marti Malloy, 2014 World Silver Medalist and 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist; Shintaro Nakano, SJSU Coach and Technical Advisor; Keith Nakasone, 1980 ...more
Category: clinics, News

2015 USJF High School Special training in Korea

admin - April 25, 2015
Picture of 2014 USJF High School Special training in Korea. The Schedule All members leave USA on 15 July, Wednesday and arrival Korea on 16 July, Thursday. 17–18 July, three session training (each session will be 2 hours) 19 July, Sunday, half day sightseeing and half day shopping 20, ...more
Category: events, News

Gus Costa Piperakis – 5th DanOctober 31, 1932 – April 10, 2015

admin - April 21, 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
Category: News

First Annual Cenco Kata Clinic, April 4 & 5, 2015

admin - April 20, 2015
Sensei Eiko Shepherd, 7th Dan, was the clinician for Central Coast Yudanshakai's first Annual Kata Clinic.  This year's emphasis was on Randori no Kata with an in-depth study of Nage-no-Kata on Saturday and Katame-no-Kata on Sunday. Saturday began with a review of the finer points of ukemi, the ...more
Category: clinics

Latest deadline for the B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant

admin - April 03, 2015
The B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant has been established by a generous donation to USJF to support travel for competition or training for up-and-coming USJF athletes. Applications available – NOW Applications due – 4/16/15 for events happening 4/17/15-9/15/15 Decisions will be ...more

Toni Lettner Clinic

admin - February 16, 2015
Mr. Toni (Anton) Lettner is a German National Champion & Multiple-Time International Champion & Medalist as well as a coach for Bundesliga Team Champion TSV Abensberg, Team Germany at New York Open, Cohen Brothers Judo Club and Barrington Judo. Tentative Schedule 09:00 to 10:00 ...more
Category: clinics, News