Eddie Yamaki

last updated 4 June 2017

Eddie B Yamaki

Eddie Yamaki

Inducted 1994

In 2002 the fiftieth anniversary was celebrated with a book of USJF history. In it were a number of biographies. including this:

PROFESSOR EDDIE B. YAMAKI

Hawaii State Judo Association

Date of Birth March 6, 1919

Shunyo Kan Judo Club

February 15, 1932 Enrolled in Shunyo Kan
1935 Attained Shodan, instructed first class at Army & Navy YMCA
1942-1945 Instructed the Honolulu Police Department
1947 named Assistant Instructor for Shunyo Kan, Elected Vice-President of Shunyo Kan 1959-1973 Chief InstrucLOr for Waikiki-Kapahulu Judo Club, branch of Shunyo Kan
1963 Instrumental in obtaining CharLer for Shunyo Kan from the State of Hawaii
1973 Appoinlcd Head Instructor
1968-1976 Served as President
1970-1980 Served as one of the negotiators to obtain lease agreement to huild the present Dojo from the Makiki Japanese Language School
1980-1985 Served as Co-Chairman of the fund raising Committee for the new huilding
1996-1997 Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors1998-2001 Elected to serve as Technical Advisor
2001-2001 Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors

United States Judo Federation

1961-2001 Memher, Board of Directors
1961-1993  Memher, Board of Examiners
1962-1993 Member, Life Membership Committee. Life Member Number 1320
1964-1974 Member, Insurance Committee
1982-1993 Member, Promotion Committee
1995-1997  Member, Standards Committee;  Certilied as a National Referee; Member. U.S. Kodokan Council

JUDO BLACK BELT ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII

1961-1962 Vice-President
1961-1983 Chairman, Nomination Committee
1962 Instrumental in obtaining the Charter for JBBAH from the State of Hawaii
1963-1966 President
1963-1993 Member of the Buard of Directors
1967-1973 Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
1970-1974 Chairman, Referee Committee
1986-1987 Chairman of the Board of Directors
1982-1993 Member, Promotion Committee
1986-1993 Chairman Promotion Committee 1991 Served as Advisor for the 2nd Pacific Rim Judo Championship; Served as host to visiting dignitaries and Teams from Japan

HAWAII STATE JUDO ASSOCIATION

August 1993 Instrumental forming the Hawaii State Judo Association and obtaining the Charter
1993-1999 Chairman of the Board of Directors
1993-1995 Chairman of the Board of Review
1993-2000 Delegate to USJF Board of Directors
2000-2001 Technical Director

SPECIAL AWARDS

1959 Recipient of the Hawaii AAU "Judo Man of the Year"
1964 Recipient of the Quarterback Club's "Judo Man of the Year"; Awarded the status of "Referee Emeritus" by the US Judo, Inc.
April 5. 1994 Inducted into the "USJF JUDO HALL OF FAME"