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.
“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.
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.
“The Business of Judo”
As our country anticipates the restarting of our social and economic world, most of us in judo anticipate returning to our dojos for great teaching, learning, workouts, training, and socialization.
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.
2020 Michigan Open Judo Tournament Cancelled
from the Konan Judo Webmaster
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.
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.
Here is to wishing you and yours a fantastic 2020.
Yours in Judo,