Matsumae Judo Juku Study Abroad Program

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and experience the essence of Japanese judo in addition to learning about Japanese culture. The program is hosted by Matsumae Judo Juku (part of the Tokai University Educational System).

  • Dates: July 12-23
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Male & Female judoka ages 13-19
  • Must have been a USJF member for at least 3 years
  • Club must be a USJF registered club
  • Recommendation from sensei describing good character and work ethic
  • Funding Available

For More Information Contact:
or by telephone (404) 273-5007

Deadline to Register May 31, 2019

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Sanix 2018 — from Jim Uyekawa, Coach

Looking back, I’m extremely thankful for Saito sensei’s words of encouragement to join the Sanix delegation and in turn, altering my winter comfort routine into a meaningful experience. Most of my travel outcomes in the past have been centered on the individual(s) that have accompanied me or the people I have had the good fortune to meet. This year’s coaching staff, competitors and parents have fulfilled both aspects.

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Holiday greetings

As we approach the new year, we reflect back on the great accomplishments which all have achieved.

new year greetings

Thank you for your continuing support of judo and may 2019 be a safe and prosperous new year.

From Mark T Muranaka, President

North Bay Developmental Shiai

Date: 08/19/2018     Sanction Number:  18-08-04   Location: Petaluma, CA   YDK: Central Coast
Contact: Kristina Baker, (707) 694-9375
Event Name:  North Bay Developmental Shiai

Passing of Sensei Virgil Goodwine

Tom Sheehan writes:

As many of you know, Virgil Goodwine recently passed away.  Virgil obtained the rank of Rokudan.  He was student under George Funakoshi Ohio State University.  When George retired Virgil took over as head instructor at OSU.  He was a national competitor for many years in the plus 100 Kg.  He was also a Konan Ohio Vice President in the 1980s.  He will be missed by many he was always smiling and laughing and had a good time with anyone he was with.  His obituary is below.

GOODWINE, Virgil B. 60, of Springfield, Ohio passed away April 24, 2018. He was born February 19, 1958 the son of Marion N. and Marian (Anderson) Goodwine. Virgil was a graduate of The Ohio State University. He retired from the State of Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. Virgil is survived by his devoted wife, Rita Cecil Goodwine; daughter, Chrisondra Goodwine; sons, Virgil Goodwine II and Julian (Brooke) Goodwine; siblings, Ava, Donna and Van and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is Monday, April 30, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. In St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements by the Robert C. Henry-Clark Funeral Home.

2018 Summer Judo Training Camp, Oahu, Hawaii

2018 Summer Judo Training Camp, Oahu, Hawaii featuring Instructors from Kodokan Institute

Come celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Haruki Uemura, Kodokan President & Olympic Gold Medalist, Tadahiro Nomura, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and Chikara Kariya, Kodokan International Department, three Sensei from the Kodokan Judo Institute, will be conducting a judo clinic. Come to this once in a lifetime opportunity and learn from the top instructors and athletes in the world!!!

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More Summer Nationals Information

Robert Fukuda writes:

Please find links the paperwork for this summer’s national events being hosted by Konan Yudanshakai in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sure to be every interesting, educational, and mostly a lot of fun.

Hope you and yours can attend and we look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you very much for your support of Grassroots Judo and Konan Yudanshakai.