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At the 2009 USJF Nationals at City College of San Francisco, Mr. John Anderson was awarded the 2009 Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award.

The 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.

Members of the Jeremy Glick Memorial Spirit of Judo Award are: Robert Fukuda, Vaughn Imada and John Woods.

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