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Last weekend, Referee Development and Certification Committee- Chairperson, Joon Chi, attended the IJF World Masters Suwon tournament in Suwon, Korea. The following is his report on the referee seminar and tournament.
Here is summary of New Rules of Hansokumake Videos at the IJF website. The following numbers were revised during the clinic.
- 23………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for White
- 27………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for White
- 29………..No Hansokumake
- 31………..No Hansokumake
- 39………..Remove from samples
- 40………..Remove from samples
- 44………..No Hansokumake
- 46………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for White
- 47………..No Hansokumake
- 49………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for White
- 50………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for Blue
- 51………..No Hansokumake……should be Shido for white
That’s all the changes.
However the IJF Referee Committee will meet at the French Open Grand Slam next month then possible they will adjustment if they feel it is necessary but these are the firm direction at this time.
The 2010 World Masters went very well. Here are the high points –
- There were 224 competitors (from each weight division attended by ranking 1 through 16 regardless nationality and there were 4 competitors no show).
- Each weight division: 1st place received $6,000, 2nd place $4,000, 3rd place $2,000
- Total award money was $196,000 paid by the Korean Judo Association
- 80% Win by Ippon or Wazaari
- Only three(3) disqualified Hansokumake by leg grabbing
- No decision made by Hantei at all. First time in a Major IJF Event.
- The Olympic Games winner receive 600 points, World Championships winner 500 points, World Masters winner 400 points, Grand Slam winner 300 points, Grand Prix winner 200 points, World Cup winner 100 points
- Two weight division 100kg and 90kg – IJF ranking 1st place and 2nd place met for final then won by IJF ranking 1st place
- Yes, Olympic Games, World Championships, Junior World Championships, all World Masters, all Grand Slam, all Grand Prix, all World Cup referee will be selected by IJF this time but subject to change in the future
Please let me know if you have any questions.
There will be a memorial for Ms. Rusty Kanokogi on Saturday, January 23, 2009. The memorial will be from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. It wil be held at at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road (Route 110), Melville, NY 11747.
This is the Starrett Cup Headquarters hotel, and the date is the day before the Starrett Cup.
The Hotel website link for directions is below:
We look forward to seeing you then.
Open letter from a USJF Athlete/Scholar Award Recipient
Dear constituents of United States Judo Federation,
As one of the first three recipients of the USJF Athlete/Scholar Award it is a great honor for me to be asked to give a brief update of my life.
I have been a member of the USJF and Sacramento Judo Club as an instructor and student for the last 25 years; which has allowed me to maintain my efforts to participate and educate judoka in my surrounding community. Early on in my judo career I was very focused on and dedicated to judo competition. However, the complications of multiple injuries have given me the opportunity to focus my energy towards assisting others in competition as their instructor and coach. In the process of assisting in the development of other judoka, I was made more aware personally of the true meaning of Jigoro Kano’s lessons in “Mutual Welfare and Benefit.” In addition, I have been very fortunate to be given the opportunities to succeed not only in judo, but also in other aspects of my life.
Through the contributions and dedications of the many judoka involved in this scholarship and the art of judo, I have been able to incorporate many of the lessons that I have learned from the philosophies and training of judo into many avenues I chose to pursue. I was given the opportunity to earn my BS in Exercise Science from UC Davis and my Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific. In addition, I was selected last year to speak at one of my graduation events and as a recipient of the Gregory Bard Physical Therapy Endowed Scholarship by the recommendation of the faculty and fellow classmates. I currently reside in Sacramento working for Mercy General Hospital as a physical therapist for patients with orthopedic, cardiac, neuro, and pulmonary issues. I hope that as I develop as a judoka and a physical therapist, I may continue to contribute my skills to develop a better awareness of physiotherapy to aid in the development of the athletes and the sport of judo.
Therefore, I’ve been greatly humbled by and most appreciative of the valuable lessons and assistance the scholarships and judo have given me. They have allowed new avenues of opportunities to be accessible for others as well as myself.
Thank you for your investment in students like me to assist us in achieving our dreams and promoting the basic ideology of judo, “Mutual Welfare and Benefit.”
December 29, 2009
2010 All Women’s Judo Championships
Athlete Clinician: Lynn Roethke Silver Medalist at 134lb at the 1987 World Championships
1988 Olympic Silver Medalist
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010
Competition /Athlete Clinic – Open to everyone – valid US or foreign NGB membership required
Registration and weigh in: 8am-9am Jr., Sr., Master, Kata
Referee Meeting: 9am Chief Referee TBA
Competition /Athlete Clinic with Lynn Roethke
9am, FREE to All Women’s competitors.
Non Competitors $15
Tournament Begins 10:30 sharp
Palace Station Hotel and Casino
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010
NATIONAL COACHES CONFERENCE
National Coaches Conference – open to everyone 9am-6pm
$70.00 for All Women’s Competitors
Hotel: Palace Station and Casino
Address: 2411 W. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 367-2411
All clinics and competition will be held at this
Pre-Registration l Shiai or Kata by 1/15/2010 $35.00
Group Discount 5 or more pre register $25.00 ea
On-Site Registration Shiai or Kata $45.00
Family Discount 2 family member $ 30.00 ea
Family Discount 3 or more family members $ 20.00 ea
Pre Registration Deadline 1/15/2010
For more Info. Contact Kalacrosby@yahoo.com or send registration to:
2010 All Women’s Judo
C/O Martha Lilly
1986 Klamath Dr,
Camarillo, CA 93010
Checks payable to: USJA
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE A GREAT TOURNAMENT
Balch Scholarship news
A Note from Michael Eldred
Currently I am ranked number one in the USA and trying to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. This requires me to travel for training and competitions. With all of the travel I am doing, I am not able to attend classes at Boise State University to finish my Mechanical Engineering degree. So to continue my academic career while trying to qualify for the Olympics I am taking Independent Study Business classes. I will use these classes to receive a minor or second major in Business.
I am currently an assistant instructor at Western Idaho Judo Institute. Two times a week I am in charge of running the "beginning kids" class. In the last year I have put on several judo clinics in my region to help develop judo in Idaho. In the future I plan on starting my own Dojo. My hard work and dedication to Judo and school are going to continue into the future so I can become a productive asset to our society.
Financial aid such as the George C. Balch Scholarship is what makes it possible for me to continue my academic career while pursing my judo career. If I did not receive financial aid I would not be able to pursue both careers. I believe my academic and judo success are closely related. Lessons learned through judo have contributed to my academic success and lessons learned through education have made me a better student and teacher in judo.
Michael Eldred Wins Bronze at OJU World Cup
taken from USA Judo (judo.teamusa.org) website
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – A 2009 Pan Am medalist in the 73kg division earlier this year, Michael Eldred (Fruitland, Idaho / Western Idaho Judo Institute) won his first A-Level medal on Sunday when he placed third at the OJU World Cup in Apia, Samoa.
The win moves Eldred back into the #1 ranking in the United States in the 73kg division and makes him one of just three U.S. players to win a medal on the World Tour this year.
With the score tied at a shido (penalty) apiece, Eldred threw Pelasio Rageci (FIJ) for a waza-ari (half-point) score and then pinned him to end the match.
In his next match, Eldred met Olivier Aubin-Mercier (CAN) for the second time in less than a month. Eldred defeated Aubin-Mercier at the Rendez-Vous Canada in Montreal in October, but this time Aubin-Mercier took the win by ippon (instant win).
Eldred’s next match was a quick defeat of Adrian Leat (NZL) who he beat by ippon (instant win) during the first exchange.
Fighting for bronze, Eldred led by two yukos (quarter-point each) and a waza-ari score before winning match against Lee Calder (NZL) by ippon.
The results for the Men’s 73kg
1. Emmanuel Nartey (GHA)
2. Qingdong Zeng (CHN)
3. Michael Eldred (Fruitland, Idaho / Western Idaho Judo Institute)
3. Mansur Isaev (RUS)
5. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (CAN)
5. Lee Calder (NZL)
7. Sean Choi (NZL)
7. Adrian Leat (NZL)
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Mr. Roy Murakami passed away on December 20, 2009. Murakami Sensei was the Head Instructor of San Fernando Judo Club.
A service for Murakami Sensei will be held on:
December 29, 2009 @ 2:00 PM
The service will be held at:
San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
9450 Remick Avenue • Pacoima, CA 91331
It is with very heavy hearts and tremendous sadness that we inform everyone that Rusty Kanokogi passed away this morning, Saturday, November 21, 2009.
We will distribute news and announcements as we receive it.
In lieu of flowers, the Kanokogi Family has requested donations be made to the Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Judo, administered by the Women’s Sports Foundation. The fund was established in January 2009 to provide direct financial assistance to aspiring female athletes with successful competitive records who, with financial support, have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings.
The 2009 All-Women’s Championships will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2009, at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.
Please visit www.iwja.net for more information.
Volunteers needed to support the Grassroots Judo Winter Nationals in
La Verne, California.
Thank you very much for consideration and support of Grassroots Judo™,
the USJA and the USJF!