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USJF Development Committee
Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Friday 25 July 2003
Boca Raton, FL

  1. Call to Order

    The meeting was called to order at 1:05 pm by David Matsumoto.
    In attendance were the following individuals:

    David Matsumoto, Co-Chair
    Vaughn Imada, Co-Chair
    Eiko Shepherd, Member
    Dean Markovics, Member
    Bryan Matsuoka, Member
    Chris Mitsuoka, Member
    Joon Chi, Member
    Ed Shiosaki, Observer
    Bob Suyehira, Observer

  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Last Meeting

    It was MSP to approve the minutes of the last meeting as drafted.

  3. Reports
    1. Chair
      1. Mitsuboshi Sponsorship for Jr. Nationals
      2. Adidas Sponsorship
      3. Sonics Invitation junior high school team
        competition in Japan
    2. Co-Chair
    3. Subcommittee reports and progress on duties and responsibilities
      1. Jr. Development (Mitsuoka). No report. (Mitsuoka
        was delayed in Finance Committee.)
      2. Sr. Development (Takemori). No report.
      3. Teacher’s Institute (Matsuoka).
      4. Technical Research (Matsumoto).
      5. Referee Development and Certification (Chi).
        No report.
      6. Kata Development and Certification (Shepherd/Glaze).
      7. Women (Mackey)
      8. Coach Development and Certification (Markovics)
      9. Approval of all reports. It was MSP to approve
        all reports. All subcommittee chairs
        are reminded to submit minutes of their meetings
        to be appended to this report.

  4. Unfinished Business
    1. Monthly reports for USJF Newsletter from subcommittees
    2. Monthly reports for USJF Newsletter from funded yudanshakais
    3. Reports of funded activities (necessary for future

      1. All subcommittees and yudanshakais are reminded
        that no funding will be approved if their
        two reports as specified by the budgeting
        procedures for previous activities are delinquent.
    4. Follow up to board actions from April 2002.
      1. Procedures and guidelines for grandfathering
        coaches. Markovics reported that this will
        be done by the October meeting.
      2. Procedures and guidelines for grandfathering
        teachers. Matsuoka reported that this will
        be done by the October meeting.
    5. 2003 USJF Judo Conference review
      1. Discussion occurred to review the 2003 USJF
        Judo Conference.

  5. New Business
    1. Discussion of 2004 USJF Judo Conference site and

      1. It was MSP to pursue the 2004 Judo Conference
        in Hawaii with Referee Seminar Thursday and
        Friday, and Kata, Teachers, and Athlete Camp
        Monday and Tuesday.
    2. Recommendation for 2006 USJF Jr. Nationals bid award

      1. It was MSP to recommend the 2006 USJF Jr.
        Nationals bid to Florida YDK with a statement
        of a concern about the level of membership
        and strong encouragement to increase the membership
        because of the 2003 USJF Jr. Nationals
    3. Approval of 2002 Dojo of the Year Award
      1. It was MSP to approve Venice JC as the 2002
        Dojo of the Year.
    4. It was MSP to approve Dr. Mi-Sook Kim as non-compensated
      volunteer consultant to the USJF.
    5. It was MSP to reaffirm the procedures to approve
      and print Teacher’s Institute Manuals as drafted by
      memo dated 16 October 2002 (see attached).
    6. 2002-2003 Budget allocations
      1. It was MSP to approve funding for the world,
        world university, and PJU Kata teams for eligible
        USJF members according to the following amounts:

        world team funding $500 per athlete and $250
        per coach
        PJU kata funding $50 per athlete $300.00
        world university team $100 per athlete $400.00
    7. 2003-2004 Budget
      1. Revised Yudanshakai RFPs
        1. It was MSP to not fund any resubmitted
          YDK proposals because they did not
          follow the procedures for proper submission,
          to not allocate the remainder of the
          YDK allocations, and to encourage
          resubmission for the October meeting.
        2. It was MSP to give first priority
          for reallocation to the RDCS for any
          unallocated funds from the Yudanshakai
          allocation at the October meeting.
      2. Approval of 2003-2004 budget
        1. It was MSP to approve the budget
          as drafted and approved in April.

  6. Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at 3:25 pm.