October Zoom Meeting – Social Media 101

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Join us on Sunday, October 17th, for a Social Media 101 Zoom workshop. During this session, Julia Tsutsui and Krista Steele, will provide an introduction to utilizing internet platforms to enhance your judo community. We’ll discuss Facebook posts to Instagram stories to Tik Tok challenges and more. Whether you do or don’t have any idea what these terms mean, this event will help demystify and explore the world of social media!

Julia Tsutsui is an elementary special education teacher, Master’s student at Fresno State University, and instructor at the Fresno Judo Club. Krista Steele is a 3rd grade teacher with a Master’s in Teaching, USJF Secretary, and resides in Seattle, WA. Together, Julia and Krista, are part of the team that runs the Fresno Judo Club social media platforms and website which has brought in numerous new members, markets the dojo, and continues to keep the community connected throughout the pandemic.

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Member Portal – YDK and Dojo Renewals

Renewal payments for dojos and yudanshakais can now be made online via the USJF website.

FYI Overview…

There is now a functional single portal where all members: individual, dojo, and yudanshakais may access their information. Access will be controlled by email accounts with admin access. Though in development, the portal is now up and running on the website.

At this time, the system will only allow for renewal payments. It will not accept any informational updates/changes.

Here is the URL for renewals.

Again, at this time, the online system will only accommodate RENEWAL payments for previously registered existing yudanshakai(s) or dojo(s). As development progresses, the capability to update your information will be added to the portal.

All NEW (to USJF) yudanshakai(s) or dojo(s) must use the manual form/process on their initial registration.

If the information for the dojo or yudanshakai is unchanged, you only need to make your renewal payment, which can now be done online. If there are changes, please transmit the changes to the USJF National Office or address changes in the member portal.

Thank you very much.
USJF National Office Staff

USJF COVID-19 Event Planning Guidelines (September 2021)

The USJF Medical Committee has reviewed the guidelines released by the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee regarding event planning and adapted these recommendations for our members. Please note that the knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, the USJF makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information. Members should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if there are have specific questions about your return to training and competition.

Judo is considered a high-risk sport for transmission of COVID-19 between competitors. Risk of transmission cannot be completely eliminated even with prevention methods.

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Covid Update, September 2021

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COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-21

(Update September 15, 2021)

Thank you very much to Dr. Ricardo Joseph, Dr. Eric Chen, and Dr. Jeffrey Fujimoto of the USJF Medical Committee for their time and expertise in helping to put together this information along with recommendations for our community. This will be helpful for everyone as we all work through the trying & difficult times ahead.
See full text here.

New medical coverage forms available

Event medical professional liability coverage is available for your medical professionals providing medical service at your sanctioned events. Please visit the downloadable forms for program summary and enrollment forms.

Please pay special attention to the requirements for proper enrollment to ensure coverage.

Here are the new documents:

EventMedicalProfessionalLiabilityProgramSummary210901.pdf – medical liability program summary
EventMedicalProfessionalLiabilityEnrollmentForm210901.pdf – medical liability enrollment form

2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards announced

The Hall of Fame Committee and the USJF are proud to announce that Jerry Hays, Louis Moyerman and George Y Tsubota have been named as the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the local heroes of Judo, those who have worked behind the scenes for Judo but without whom Judo would be a pale shadow of what it should be.
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