The closing date for this year’s award is 30 June 2021. Please download this year’s application form and submit it by that date. All instructions for application are included in the file.The winners will be announced at the 2021 Grassroots Judo™ Jr. National Championships, and also via the USJF Web Site and other USJF communication sources.
For further information, please see the ASOY Committee Page.
SafeSport training & certification through the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS) is now available. A number of us have been able to successfully take and complete the training ourselves.
Here are two pdf’s which detail the use of the SafeSport site
Please keep in mind that the new management and content delivery system is still undergoing some changes and modifications. So some things and their appearance may already be slightly different than depicted in these attachments.
If you run into issues, please be sure to get technical support by submitting your tech support/help ticket through the “Help Portal” tile on your dashboard.
There will be a private/virtual memorial service for Albert M. Aoki Sensei on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1700 hawaiian time. If you wish to attend virtually, please register to attend by sending an email.
Koden for the Aoki Family may be made payable to, “Alton Aoki” and mailed to:
PO Box 26228
Honolulu, HI 86825
Thank you very much for your kindness and consideration.
Scheduled for Sunday, June 6th at 10:00 AM Hawaii // 1:00 PM Pacific // 2:00 PM Mountain // 3:00 PM Central // 4:00 pm Eastern
Meeting ID: 843 7405 9058
The United States Judo Federation and the USJF Coach Committee are excited to present our first USJF Virtual Coach Conference! In a time of so much change, we want to build connections, encourage continued learning, and support our coaches so you can best support your judoka. This is open to all current and future USJF certified coaches. There will be a portion at the end of the conference to guide coaches through the process of registering online and starting your certification. The theme of this conference is “Communicating with the Athlete and Athlete Stress” and we will discuss ways we can address stressful scenarios, support stressed athletes, and implement preventative measures to provide a healthier judo experience. Join us to network, learn, and continue or start your journey as a United States Judo Federation certified coach!
Albert M. Aoki, 89 years old, of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on April 21, 2021. Born in Hilo, Hawaii, to Tamotsu and Mitsuko Aoki. A Korean War veteran, Albert graduated from Iowa State University. Upon his return, he worked alongside his father Tamotsu and uncle Moto Aoki at American Savings Loan in Hilo. He ventured in Real-estate, and was a developer of Commercial & Agricultural properties and then became an International Business Consultant in Land development.
“The Business of Judo” Part Three
On Sunday, May 23rd, at 1 PM – 3 PM (Pacific), Grace Talusan, member of the USJF Executive Committee and owner of Kokushi Midwest Judo in Champaign, Illinois will present the third installment of “The Business of Judo” that focuses on the steps to opening a new judo club or reopening an established club in the post-pandemic era. Continue reading “The Business of Judo, Part Three”
COVID-19 Pandemic 2020-21
(Update May 1, 2021)
Updates added on May 1, 2021, are highlighted in YELLOW.
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.
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.
These guidelines are intended to assist with dojos in re-opening and resuming training. However, due to wide variation in Covid-19 cases around the country we cannot provide a uniform one-size-fits-all recommendation for every dojo.