A note from Jim Murray, Konan Yudanshakai, to all judoka

Hi All,

I wanted to send out a note to all regarding this summer’s USJF-JA Jr Nationals and Grassroots Summer Nationals. I hope you all send lots of players to this year’s event. Also, please consider an advertisement in our program. We need the help of all of you to insure we have another terrific tournament.

You can find all the information here

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Grassroots Judo Calendar for 2018

The leaders of Grassroots Judo™ are the Presidents, the Executive Directors, and the Legal Counsels of the USJA and the USJF. Our aim is to grow Judo and enable people to contribute to society. We are the organizations of choice for coaches and students to train in the fundamentals of “big” Judo. [Judo spelled with a big “J” means the holistic contribution of Judo to society. Judo spelled with a little “j” is the sport and recreational (technical) aspects of judo]. We hope to facilitate a way for the most skilled and talented instructors, competitors, coaches, and referees in the country to give back to judo through the USJA and USJF.

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2017 USJA/USJF Grassroots Judo Summer Nationals Update!

Michael Szrejter wrote:

Host Hotel, Hilton West Palm has extended the $115 +tax room rate until Next Monday, May 22, 2017, or until availability runs out.

Hint; they are already at 90%

Call Hilton reservations @ 561-231-6000 and use discount code: ZJUD

Here’s a list of nearby, backup, overflow hotels

Only days left on the FIRST DEADLINE for early tournament registration of $100 – June 1, 2017. The most recent registration package

Additional Summer Nationals information

Pictures of outstanding award winners at Nationals

At the 2016 Nationals – Day One

Left to Right – Dr Gregory Chow (coach of Angelina Daoang), Ricky Marin, Sanders Ishiaki (coach of Arther Lo), Macy Higa, Marjorii McDonald, Ryder Yoshitake, Brandon Chaqolla, Toni Mojica (coach of Ricky Marin). Missing from this photo is Kaelin O’Sullivan.

Female Sportmanship – Angelina Daoang, Hawaii Tenri

Ricky Marin

Male sportmanship – Ricky Marin of Mojica with Kevin Asano

Male Outstanding techinque – Arther Lo, Industry Sheriff

Macy Higa

Female Outstanding techinque – Macy Higa of Hodokan with Kevin Asano

Marjorii McDonald

Female Outstanding – Marjorii McDonald of Sakurakan with Kevin Asano

Ryder Yoshitake

Male Outstanding – Ryder Yoshitake of San Gabriel with Kevin Asano

Brandon Chaqolla

Male Spirit – Brandon Chaqolla of Okubo with Kevin Asano

Female Spirit – Kaelin O’Sullivan, Pedros

At the 2016 Nationals – Day Two

Keith Chu president of Nanka and 2nd Vice President of the USJF presents trophies to Second day award winners and list all the 2nd day award winners.

Keith Chu president of Nanka and 2nd Vice President of the USJF presents trophies to Second day award winners and list all the 2nd day award winners.

2016 Summer Nationals – Results 2nd Day

2ND DAY – OUTSTANDING AWARDS


MALE OUTSTANDING – ANTHONY URREA, PACIFIC

MALE OUTSTANDING TECHINQUE – ANTHONY BRETT, PEARL CITY

MALE SPORTMANSHIP – ISAIAH RAMIREZ, BARSTOW

MALE SPIRIT – RAYSEN MOTOYAMA, MILIANI


FEMALE OUTSTANDING – DAVINA NONO, SOUTHWEST JUDO

FEMALE OUTSTANDING TECHINQUE – RIHA PRASAD, SAWTELLE

FEMALE SPORTMANSHIP – SKYE REALIN, MILIANI

FEMALE SPIRIT – SARIUNA TSYZHIPOUA, HAYASTAN


See Sunday’s results

2016 Summer Nationals – Results 1st Day

1ST DAY – OUTSTANDING AWARDS


MALE OUTSTANDING – RYDER YOSHITAKE, SAN GABRIEL

MALE OUTSTANDING TECHINQUE – ARTHER LO, INDUSTRY SHERIFF

MALE SPORTMANSHIP – RICKY MARIN, MOJICA

MALE SPIRIT – BRANDON CHAQOLLA, OKUBO


FEMALE OUTSTANDING – MARJORII MCDONALD, SAKURAKAN

FEMALE OUTSTANDING TECHINQUE – MACY HIGA – HODOKAN

FEMALE SPORTMANSHIP – ANGELINA DAOANG, HAWAII TENRI

FEMALE SPIRIT – KAELIN OSULLIVAN, PEDROS


Saturday’s results

The 2015 6th Annual USJA/USJF Summer Judo Nationals

The 2015 6th Annual USJA/USJF Summer Judo Nationals for Juniors, Novice and Kata will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 10th – 12th. The Indiana Convention Center will be the competition venue (connected to the Marriott via skywalk) and the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is the tournament headquarters.

This year, please note, there will be a Junior Novice Division for competitors that are white and yellow belts only. In addition, we will be having a Senior Competition on Sunday at the conclusion of the Junior competition. This includes Male and Female divisions, Senior Novice, Masters and Kata.

This Tournament is a USA Judo Junior Point event. You must be a member of USA Judo to receive points.

The Nationals is presented and hosted by the United States Judo Association and Indiana Judo.

Tournament Headquarters is the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, 350 W. Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 with a$109.00 Per Night Room Rate plus taxes (must mention Judo tournament). Go to this link to reserve a room or call 317-822-3500 for reservations.

Check-in and on-site Registration is Friday July 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pm for ALL Junior Divisions, Coaches, and Officials at the Marriott. Check-in for Seniors is Saturday at the Indiana Convention Center.

Competition is Saturday July 11th for Bantam, Intermediate and Juvenile B and Sunday July 12th for Juvenile A, IJF Junior and Kata. Senior competition will begin at the conclusion of the Junior competition.

Chief Referee is Russ Scherer. The 2015 USJA/USJF Summer Nationals is a Referee Testing and Evaluation site. Head Kata Judge is Eiko Shepherd.

Tournament Directors are or at (317) 797-1123.

A Coaches meeting will be held Friday evening July 10, 2015. All coaches on the floor must be certified by USJA, USJF or USA Judo. A Coaches Clinic will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Marriott. The clinic will be conducted by Ed Thibedeau, Manmohan Singh and Dr. Ronald Alan Charles of the USJA Coaching Committee.

A complete copy of the entry package can be found here.

Grassroots Summer Nationals at Indianapolis

The 2015 USJA / USJF Grassroots Summer Nationals (formerly Junior Nationals) is in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 10th – 12th at the Indiana Indiana Convention Center. Rooms at the Marriott downtown are filling up fast.The hotel is connected directly to venue via skywalk.
This year, please note, that there will be a Junior novice division for competitor that are white, yellow and orange belts only.

Also we will be having a Senior Competition on Sunday. That included Male and Female divisions with Senior Brown/Black belt, Senior Novice and Masters divisions.

United States Judo Association and Indiana Judo are presenting and hosting the competition.


Tournament Headquarters is the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown 350 W. Maryland Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 – $109.00 Per Night Room Rate. Deadline for Special Rate is June 9, 2015.
Go to this link to reserve a room.


Competition Site is the Indiana Convention Center (connected to the Marriott via skywalk) 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Check-in: Friday July 10th: 9:00am – 4:00pm – ALL Divisions, Coaches, Officials.

On-Site Registration: Friday July 10th: 9:00am – 4:00 pm ONLY – NO On-Site Registrations will be accepted after 4:00 pm on Friday July 10, 2015

Competition Date: Saturday July 11th: Bantam, Intermediate and Juvenile B

Sunday July 12th: Juvenile A, IJF Junior and Kata. Senior competition will start after Junior divisions.


Tournament Directors: or at (317) 797-1123

Head Shiai Referee: Russell Scherer

Head Kata Judge: Eiko Shepherd

This tournament is a USA Judo national referee examination & evaluation site.

Clinic & Examination Schedule: TBA

All coaches on the floor must be certified by USJA, USJF, or USA Judo.

Coaches Meeting: Friday evening, July 10, 2015, time is TBA


A copy of the entry package can be found here.
Further information about the Indiana Convention Center.