The Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award is named in honor of Jeremy Glick who tragically gave his life in the plane crash on 9/11. Many people were in awe of Jeremy Glick’s calm composure and chivalrous demeanor before his final moments of life. Especially impressive was his last conversation with his wife and how considerate of her he was.
This award is based on the spirit of Judo: courage, compassion and character. The recipients are honored for their many years of leadership, development of people, development of Judo, and courageous dedication in insuring the continued success of Judo and the USJF.
Recipients of the Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award
Mr. Nagayasu Ogasawara, May 2002
Ms. Keiko Fukuda, October 2003
Mr. Robert Brink, May 2004
Mr. Jim S. Onchi, July 2005
Mr. Noboru Saito, July 2006
Phyllis and Vaughn Imada, July 2007
Mrs. Rusty Kanokogi, July 2008
Mr. John Anderson, July 2009
Mr. Yoshisada Yonezuka, July 2011
Mr. Richard Muller,Esq., July 2012
Mr. George Y. Tsubota, July 2014
Ms. Eiko Shepherd, July 2015