The USJF Board of Directors has waived the USJF dojo/club registration fee for Fiscal Year 2021 (9/1/2020-8/31/2021).
You do not have to pay the USJF portion of the dojo/club registration fee ($25). Please check with your yudanshakai regarding your yudanshakai’s dojo/club registration fee to see if they are making any changes/adjustments in their dojo/club registration fees for FY 2021.
Insurance is an important part of the USJF dojo/club registration, and many rely on the certificate of insurance from the USJF office. Please ensure you have completed the USJF Club Registration & Insurance Application (USJF form 509) as well as your dojo/club registration renewal.
We realize that many/most dojos are closed and/or prohibited by public health edicts/guidance to ease operations, we encourage you to get your dojo/club registration in now. It puts you in position for quick/immediate start up when the opportunity presents itself.
Looking to brush up on some new and tried & true coaching techniques? Please check out the AJDM’s on-line course and website. The skill-based advancement levels can accommodate entry to the sport at any age and allows ANYONE to learn more about the sport of judo.You can check out the outline of course topics before you take it
There was story with the headline, “Wataru Namba, 93, is among an estimated 3,000 Japanese American hibakusha, survivors of the U.S. atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” I was asked by Barbara Shimizu Sensei whether this is the same Wataru Namba Sensei that we had learned under when I first started refereeing. Through confirmation by Senseis Gary Takemoto and Richie Endow, we found that indeed this is the same Wataru Namba Sensei.
The American Judo Alliance, consisting of the United States Judo Federation, the United States Judo Association, and USA Judo is proud to present the launch of the American Judo Development Model (AJDM); a pathway to human and Judo excellence that is two-fold: age-based and skill-based.
Notice to all high school seniors and graduates intending to continue judo and attend college – In the light of the disruption to both academics and judo due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline for the 2020 George Balch Scholarship has been extended to August 15, 2020. This year, in addition to funding the one continuing scholarship awardee, the Committee will strive to fund at least one additional scholarship. Please read the qualifications and application form on the Scholarship Fund webpage carefully and be sure to provide the required information.