Covid Guidelines (May 2021)

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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.
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Announcing Mental Health Series with “Understanding Depression and What You Can Do”

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Mental Health Series – “Understanding Depression and What You Can Do”

On April 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Eastern) The USJF will begin our Mental Health Series, “Understanding Depression and What You Can Do.” Our presenter, Cory Cuomo is a graduate of the Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the field of mental health since 1995.

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2020 Michigan Open Judo Tournament Cancelled

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2020 Michigan Open Judo Tournament Cancelled

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I regret to inform you that Michigan Judo is cancelling the 2020 Michigan Judo Championships. The tournament had been scheduled for March 22. 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan. Our host Michigan State University has announced cancellation of face to face classes in reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Registration for the 45th AM-CAN International Judo Challenge has opened!

2020 AM-CAN Registration Open!

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now To Get Special Rate!

IJF Kata Competition Saturday Evening

All Shiai On Sunday!

$1500 In Prizes.  $500 each for Junior, Senior and Overall Cup Winners!


  • There will be NO private weigh-ins – Dress appropriately – 1kg (2.2 lb.) weight allowance
  • Junior divisions will be split between Novice (White, Yellow and Orange) and Elite (Green and above)

Reminder: The AM-CAN will not be providing belts mat-side.  Please bring what you need!

Visit our website at for more information and to register.

A Message from Marti Malloy

I hope you are doing fantastic and I want to start by saying that I have had the most incredible experience visiting, meeting, and working with so many of you and your students over the last year. I love sharing my love for JUDO! I look forward to continuing to spread my skills and knowledge as a career judo competitor with you and your students in the future.

That being said, 2020 is a huge year for Judo with the Olympics returning to our sport’s birthplace. With 2028 just 8 years away, it is a great opportunity to spread the good word about Judo and remind your students that with the right mindset and work ethic, anything is possible!

Many of you have contacted me about coming to, or returning to, your club for a clinic.

Please see the dates below for my current availability in 2020:

  • April 11
  • May 9 or 30
  • June 13
  • July 11 or 18
  • August, September – Many dates open.

Very soon I will be making these dates available to the public and sharing on social media.

Please contact me through my website if you have any questions.

Here is to wishing you and yours a fantastic 2020.

Yours in Judo,
Marti Malloy