The 2019 Athlete-Scholar of the Year Committee, on behalf of the USJF Board of Directors, is proud to invite applications for scholarships of $1,000, $750, and $500 to further educational opportunities at trade school, technical college, graduate school, college or university studies. Applications are available
The application for this award are
- Due to USJF before March 29, 2019 (PDF via E-mail accepted)
- Academic year 2017-2018 transcripts required
- Complete application includes Head Instructor’s Endorsement
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 minimum
- Winners Announced at 2019 Grassroots Judo™ Jr. National Championship
On behalf of the USJF Athlete-Scholar of the Year Committee, thank you for continuing your educational opportunities. It is a sincere desire of United States Judo Federation that you continue to open doors to opportunities to learn and grow. It is our pleasure to continue USJF financial assistance.
In 2015, the committee received 10 applications from outstanding USJF qualified members and after extensive deliberation the following three applicants were selected as the 2015 scholarship recipients:
- Chase Oishi, Tarsh Judo Club, Nanka Yudanshakai
- Benjamin R. Hinatsu, Western Idaho Judo Institute, Daiheigen Yudanshakai
- Andrew Kageyama, Sacramento Judo Club, Hokka Yudanshakai
What happened to ASOY? With the untimely passing of Chairman Jeff Takeda, the committee took pause after the summer of 2015.
Takeda Sensei’s remaining committee members are
- Mr. Low Dong, Nanka,
- Dr. Kuniko Takeuchi, Daiheigen,
- Bryan Matsuoka, Daiheigen,
and began work again in 2017.
New committee members in 2018 include:
- Mrs. Francis Glaze, Konan
- Mrs. Janet Y. Ashida Johnson, Niagara Yudanshakai
- Ms. Karen Nagai, Northwestern Yudanshakai.
The committee will review the applications following the March 28, 2019 due date and finalize the awards for the presentations this summer 2019.
The Sanix program has been going for a number of years encouraged by Noboru Saito and USJF. Continue reading “2018 Sanix trip”
During the holidays I visited Japan and got to compete in the Sanix 2018 International Juvenile Judo Team Championships as well as the Taisei Cup. I competed as an individual and on a team with the help of coaches Harun Bogdanic, Sensei Saito, and Sensei Takahashi. While I was there I got to experience many amazing things that were only possible in Japan. For example, the bath house, mochi making and red sash randori.
Continue reading “Sanix 2018 from Carson Furneaux”
I am pleased to announce that June 7th-10th will be the 2019 Daiheigen Yudanshakai Summer Camp in Boise, ID. The event is open to judoka age 12 to 20 with a rank of orange belt and higher. We are very excited that the featured clinician for 2019 will be Marti Malloy. She is a 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and 2013 World Silver medalist at 57kg.
Continue reading “Save the Date Camp”
USJA/USJF Summer Nationals Facebook Event Link is now available
Venue: Wagner College
631 Howard Ave, Staten Island, New York 10301
Date: July 6-7, 2019
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First off, I would like to say I’m blessed beyond measure for being giving this incredibly opportunity. My trip to Japan was truly an eye-opening Experience for me filled with Historic culture, top notch Judo randori and competition and the unforgettable people that I met, showed unbelievable hospitality and respect. I’m truly forever grateful for This life changing experience.
Continue reading “Sanix 2018 — From Bryson Baker”
Looking back, I’m extremely thankful for Saito sensei’s words of encouragement to join the Sanix delegation and in turn, altering my winter comfort routine into a meaningful experience. Most of my travel outcomes in the past have been centered on the individual(s) that have accompanied me or the people I have had the good fortune to meet. This year’s coaching staff, competitors and parents have fulfilled both aspects.
Continue reading “Sanix 2018 — from Jim Uyekawa, Coach”
Venue : St. Louis , Missouri
Date : March 8 (Friday) & 9 (Saturday), 2019
All are welcome to attend this two-day conference with classroom and mat sessions focusing on the IJF kata scoring system
Featuring : Michel Kozlowski, Sports Director Deputy – IJF Kata expert from Belgium
2019-kata-clinicSee the PDF Brochure about the 2019 usjf kata conference and registration forms
I would like to start by just saying “Wow! What a great first international experience!” Not only did I get to spend and entire week doing judo in Japan, but the cultural experience was like no other. I was extremely impressed with Japan and its customs. It was a great experience that I took so much from and will never forget.
Continue reading “Sanix 2018 — from Rachel Cook”