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2015 USJF High School Special training in Korea

admin - November 05, 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
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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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First Annual Cenco Kata Clinic, April 4 & 5, 2015

admin - November 05, 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 ...more
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Latest deadline for the B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant

admin - November 05, 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
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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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Cancelled . . .

admin - September 23, 2015
The 10th All Women's Championship has been cancelled. Sadly and unfortunately, we have had to cancel the "All Women's Championship" for October 10, 2015. However the "Great Lakes Open" Oct. 11 and the Gary Takemoto Clinic Oct 10th are still happening. It has been a pleasure to serve nine years ...more
Category: clinics, events, News

World Championships 2015, Astana - DAY 6

admin - August 29, 2015
The USA's World Judo Team's quest for individual championships medals at the 2015 World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan came to an abrupt end today. The final four individual competitors, Ajax Tadehara, Andrew Jacobs, Nina Cutro-Kelly, and Akbarzhan Iminov, all lost their first matches of ...more
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Astana Day 5

admin - August 28, 2015
The chances for a medal for the US team at the 2015 World Championships faded dramatically today as reigning Olympic champion Kayla Harrison failed to make it through the preliminary rounds. Harrison, ranked #1 in the world coming into these championships, was defeated in her second match by ...more
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2015 Judo World Championships Day Three

admin - August 26, 2015
Unfortunately, the podium picture was not to be. France's Autonme Pavia, who, along with our own Marti Malloy, won Bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London, defeated Malloy in the Bronze medal match during Golden Score (overtime) by a shido penalty today at the World Championships, with Malloy ...more
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2015 Judo World Championships Day Two

admin - August 26, 2015
Marti Malloy (see more about Marti here) and Hana Carmichael (see more about Hana here) take to the mat tomorrow (Wednesday) looking for podium honors. In 2013 Marti struck Silver at the Worlds. She's currently ranked #5 in the world - can she repeat and possibly bring home Gold? And is Hana, ...more
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