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.
“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.
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.
Continue reading “USJF Dojo Reopening Guidelines (May 2021)”
We at San Jose Buddhist Judo Club wanted to share this with you all since we are very proud that our instructors and students got together for several months in putting this collaboration between various local organizations and the Nikkei Matsuri organizers.
Continue reading “Nikkei Matsuri”
“The Business of Judo” Part Two
On Sunday, April 18th at 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Pacific), I will host the 2nd of a 3-part series on “The Business of Judo”, by our USJF Executive Committee officer, Chicago Yudanshakai President and the Head Sensei of Kokushi Midwest Judo in Champaign, Illinois, Grace Talusan.
Continue reading ““The Business of Judo” Part Two”
“USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo”
On Sunday, April 11, at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Pacific), I will host “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo” zoom meeting. I will share the USJF strategic plan to help the dojo sensei’s re-start teaching Judo. The focus will be on providing resources and guidance to existing and new dojos in giving their members a positive experience during this re-start of Judo.
Continue reading “President’s April Message”