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James Bregman

James Bregman

When: Sep 11, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u7U-4_joTUi9U0-UkGhGsQ Arguably the first and best-known American judo icon, Jim Bregman has devoted his life to the sport as a competitor,...
Interview with Sensei Hector Estevez

Interview with Sensei Hector Estevez

Few American judoka can claim careers comparable to that of Hector Estevez.  His incredible record of competition, from its beginnings in Cuba all the way to earning his place as an Olympian, has been followed by an equally impressive rise through the top ranks...
The Imadas

The Imadas

The Imadas © 2022  United States Judo Federation (all rights reserved) Nomination from Maximillian Rayner, President, Central Coast Judo Association It is my honor to recommend not just an individual, but a couple for the USJF Lifetime Achievement Award. Vaughn and...
Andor Paposi-Jobb

Andor Paposi-Jobb

Andor Paposi-Jobb Inducted 2022 Nomination from Roy Englert, President Shufu Yudanshakai Nomination of Dr. Andor Paposi-Jobb Submitted by Roy Englert, Shufu President, with the concurrence of Miki Takemori, who will become Shufu President April 1, 2022 Born in late...
Brian Olson

Brian Olson

© 2022 USJF all rights reserved Brian Olson inducted in 2010 © 2022 USJF all rights reserved Professional Summary My work ethic and professionalism were forged from the many years of training and competing as a 4-time Olympian. I am extremely adaptable in all of my...
Jeff Takeda

Jeff Takeda

© 2022 USJF all rights reserved Jeff Takeda inducted in 2022 Nominating letter from Tom Jay, President Chuka Yudanshakai Good Morning Simon Sensei, Hope that all is well during these uncertain times. I’m currently the president of the Central California Black Belt...
Neil Simon

Neil Simon

Neil Simon Inducted 2022   Nomination Letter from Jim Murray, Konan Yudanshakai US Judo Hall of Fame Nomination Mr. Brink, On behalf of the Konan executive committee and our president we are pleased to nominate Neil Simon as our yudanshakai candidate for this...
Grace Talusan

Grace Talusan

USJF STORY~ Grace Talusan I started judo when I was in graduate school so I don’t have any childhood memories of growing up on the mat. My first judo memory was Mr. Ogasawara setting up two bean bags on the mat and having me roll between them for an hour straight, and...
Obukan Judo Dojo

Obukan Judo Dojo

  The origin and meaning of our dojo name “Obukan”: the “O” refers to Oregon; Oregon was called “O-shu” or O-state by Japanese immigrants. “Bu” means martial training. “Kan” means building or training hall. Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, visited Oregon...
Brandon Kindelberger

Brandon Kindelberger

USJF STORY~ Brandon Kindelberger Madagascar!? “My name is Brandon Kindelberger and I’m a member of USJF. I’m okay to say that I am a ‘no name’ within the judo community. I can’t boast on any big competition wins, but I can say that judo has been a part of my life...