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.
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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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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 and Eve Arnoff-Trivella into the Charter Class of 1993. They have all made major contributions and achieved the highest level of success in any one or more of these areas – Successful Worlds and/or Olympic Athlete, Coach, Tournament Official, Program Administrator and Other Major Contributions. Continue reading “2021 Hall of Fame announced”