Looking to brush up on some new and tried & true coaching techniques? Please check out the AJDM’s on-line course and website. The skill-based advancement levels can accommodate entry to the sport at any age and allows ANYONE to learn more about the sport of judo.You can check out the outline of course topics before you take it
There was story with the headline, “Wataru Namba, 93, is among an estimated 3,000 Japanese American hibakusha, survivors of the U.S. atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” I was asked by Barbara Shimizu Sensei whether this is the same Wataru Namba Sensei that we had learned under when I first started refereeing. Through confirmation by Senseis Gary Takemoto and Richie Endow, we found that indeed this is the same Wataru Namba Sensei.
The American Judo Alliance, consisting of the United States Judo Federation, the United States Judo Association, and USA Judo is proud to present the launch of the American Judo Development Model (AJDM); a pathway to human and Judo excellence that is two-fold: age-based and skill-based.
Last month, USJF put together a small grant program for those USJF clubs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will provide 100 USJF clubs $100, taking into consideration financial need and effective usage judged by an ad hoc committee. We understand this is a very small amount, but we hope this can provide some relief, whether it is used to buy telecommunication software to host virtual class (e.g. Zoom), partially pay rent, subsidize club dues for your students, etc. For those who do not need this, please pass this along to your fellow USJF clubs that do need any help. Please go to the form to apply.
Please reach out to us if there are any questions, comments, or concerns.
I am conducting a study on judo engagement and retention, sport specialization, and injuries and hope that you might participate.
I am conducting this research because of a paucity of published data on these topics within American judo and hope to identify ways to improve athlete engagement and success in the sport as well as promoting the health and well-being of the athlete. The study consists of a survey that will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and no personally identifying information will be collected. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential. In order to be eligible for the study you must be a current or former judo athlete and at least 18 years of age. For questions about the survey,
If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your rights as a research participant please contact the UCLA Office of the Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP):