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.

Sensei Goro Oki

To All,

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Sensei Goro Oki. On Wednesday, 10/18/17 at 4:40pm, Sensei Oki peacefully passed away at his home with his family nearby. Sensei Oki was 96 years old and lived a long full life. Sensei Oki dedicated his life to judo and we are very fortunate that he made Tohkon Judo Academy his dojo. He was our dojo’s Senior Advisor, Spiritual Leader and a member of the Tohkon Family since it’s beginning. Please keep Sensei Oki and his family in your thoughts and hearts.

Funeral arrangements will be made public as soon as they are available.

Doug Tono

Travis Stevens announcement

Travis Stevens has announced a new web presence.

from his page

Welcome to the FUJI Sports Blog by Travis Stevens. This blog is available as a resource for everyone to gain a little bit of grappling knowledge. I want everyone to find a few helpful tips and tricks that you can use to develop your own game. My goal is to give each and every one of you the information you’re looking for to become a better grappler.

Travis Stevens has asked USJF members to
visit his fuji sports blog

New Shodan Promotion Requirement

Happy New Year! We hope that you and yours enjoyed the holiday season.

Please find attached a memo regarding some new requirements for Shodan promotions that was approved by the USJF Board of Examiners. Please familarize yourself with the requirements and disseminate this information to all interested and appropriate parties.

Thank you very much for your service and support of your dojo, yudanshakai, USJF, and Judo.

Please accept our best wishes for a safe, happy, healthy, fun, and prosperous 2017!

Your National Office Staff

SANIX-TAISET 2016 — Konan Team Coach

To Mr. Munemasa, Mr. Kondo, Mr. Murray, Mrs. Koyama, Mr. Getov, Mr. Kugisaki, Mr. Adachi, Mr. Kamiya and Ms. Nishida,

I wanted to thank USJF, Sanix Sports Foundation, the Global Arena, and Taisei Junior High School for a great experience in Japan.  USJF funding made easier to participate in event like this.

It was an eye opening experience for my two boys who are top competitors in the US.  They now realize how much training is needed to be at the level of the Japanese boys their age.  It gave them ideas of how to train in order to possibly be world class competitors someday. If US judo is to be competitive world wide, experiences like the Sanix Training Camp and the competitions that were arranged by Mr. Kugisaki, the Global Arena and Taisei Junior High School are essential for our junior athletes.

I appreciate the opportunity and thank all involved in making this possible.


Nicolas Yonezuka
Konan Team Coach