Honoring Joon Chi and Frank Morales

Frank Morales and Joon Chi

At a luncheon on 10 November 2018 in Seattle, Washington, Joon Chi and Frank Morales, both IJF A Referees, were recognized for their years of dedication to Judo by the referee commisssion. Many were there to celebrate Mr Chi and Mr Morales.

honoring Frank Morales and Joon Chi

Frank Morales and Joon Chi with honors

Frank Morales and Mark Hirota

Frank Morales and Mark Hirota, IJF A Referee

Frank Morales and Robert Fukuda, IJF A Referee and Chairperson USA Judo Referee Commission

Joon Chi and Brian Toth, IJF A Referee

Joon Chi and Brian Toth, IJF A Referee

Hector Estevez, IJF A Refereee

Hector Estevez, IJF A Refereee. Mr Estevez indicated that Mr Chi and Mr Morales inspired and encouraged him to referee after he stopped competing many years ago.

Barbara Shimizu, IJF A Referee, Hector Estevez and Frank Morales

Barbara Shimizu, IJF A Referee, speaking, Hector Estevez and Frank Morales

Frank Morales, Calvin Terada, IFJ A Referee and Chair of USJF Referee Development and Certification Committee, speaking and Joon Chi

Frank Morales, Calvin Terada, IFJ A Referee and Chair of USJF Referee Development and Certification Committee, speaking and Joon Chi

Sheldon Konno, IJF A Referee and Referee Chair, 50th State Judo Association

Sheldon Konno, IJF A Referee and Referee Chair, 50th State Judo Association

Doug Graham and  Ed Hanashiro, IJF B Referee and USJF First Vice President

Doug Graham and Ed Hanashiro, IJF B Referee and USJF First Vice President speaking

Neil Simon, IJF B Referee, Joan Miller, IJF B Referee, speaking and Doug Graham

Neil Simon, IJF B Referee, Joan Miller, IJF B Referee, speaking and Doug Graham

Frank Morales, Gary Goltz, National Referee, and Joon Chi

Frank Morales, Gary Goltz, National Referee, and Joon Chi

Frank Morales, Hector Estevez and Joon Chi

Frank Morales, Hector Estevez and Joon Chi

The plaque presented to Frank Morales

The plaque presented to Frank Morales