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David Matsumoto

David Matsumoto

David Matsumoto Class of 2021 David Matsumoto proposed by Daiheigen Yudanshakai Current Positions Founder and Program Director, East Bay Judo Institute (2015-current) Daiheigen Yudanshakai, Board of Examiners Chair (2020-current) Judo Awards, Honors, and Fellowships...

2021 Hall of Fame announced

The Hall of Fame Committee and the USJF is proud to announce that the judokas – John Bassano, Maureen Braziel, Joon Chi, Hector Estevez, David Matsumoto and Lloyd Migita – have been inducted into the 2021 Class of the US Judo Hall of Fame and Darlene Anaya...

Lloyd Migita

© 2021, USJF, all rights reserved Lloyd Migita inducted 2021 Sensei, Dr. Lloyd K. Migita has devoted over 74 years to the study of judo. Sensei Migita was designated as an assistant instructor in 1957 at the age of 17. Born and educated in Hawaii, Dr. Migita started...

Maureen Braziel

© 2021, USJF all rights reserved Maureen Braziel Inducted 2021 Sensei Maureen began studying judo in 1964, at age 19. She trained under Sensei Kiyoshi Shiina in Brooklyn, NY until he closed his dojo. She also trained in Japan for six weeks. In 1984, Sensei Maureen...

John R Bassano

© 2021, USJF, all rights reserved John R Bassano Inducted 2021 His life John Bassano has dedicated fifty years of his life to Judo. It was in his blood. He took to the sport in his early twenties. He trained as a young student, a fierce competitor, a counter...

Hector E. Estevez

© 2021, USJF, all rights reserved Hector E. Estevez Inducted 2021 Hector Estevez writesBorn in the City of Camaguey, Cuba in 1953, I started Judo when I was 9 years old, the love for the sport of Judo that I have today I owe it to my cousin who introduced me for the...