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Sayaka Torra

Sayaka Torra

USJF STORY~ Sayaka Torra I’m Sayaka Torra and I’ve been a member of USJF for over 30 years. I’m a 5th degree black belt, 2008 Olympian, and Senior Instructor at the East Bay Judo Institute. My dad, David Matsumoto, became the head instructor of EBJI in 1983 and 38...

Obituary for Lawrence (“Larry”) Fryar

Our loving father, Lawrence E. Fryar, 84, of Sun City, California, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Larry met his late wife Nina when he was a young Navy sailor stationed in the Philippines. Larry and Nina fell in love, married and spent...
Mikayla Heston is Awesome!

Mikayla Heston is Awesome!

Mikayla Heston USJF Life Member Mikayla Heston, student of Sensei Julie Koyama, entered the 2022 Ore-Ida Judo Tournament in Ontario, Oregon.   Ms. Heston is wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy but that didn’t stop her from participating.  Mikayla is truly...
Interview with Sensei Hayward Nishioka

Interview with Sensei Hayward Nishioka

Interview with Hayward Nishioka, 9th Dan Multiyear U.S. National champion, 5th in the World Championships, and USJF Hall of Fame inductee Sensei Hayward Nishioka, Kudan, will be our special guest. Sensei Hayward Nishioka, 9th Degree Black Belt Sensei Nishioka will be...
Interview with Sensei Robert Brink

Interview with Sensei Robert Brink

Interview with Sensei Robert Brink January 23, 2022 Sensei Robert Brink – 50th State Yudanshakai United States Judo Federation Webinar Series Interview with Sensei Robert Brink Former: USJF President, Board of Examiners – Chair, Hall of Fame inductee, and ...