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Donate to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund

The Hawaii Bankers Association are coordinating with all local banks to collect for the HBA’s Aloha for Maui program which in turn will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund.  100% of the money they receive will go directly to help the people in Maui.

Edward Hanashiro, USJF 1st Vice President – 50th State Yudanshakai

In the News

USJF Point Roster Scholarship Program

USJF Point Roster Scholarship Program

Breaking News:
The USJF recently introduced an exciting scholarship initiative—the USJF National Point Roster Scholarship/Grant program. This program aims to annually grant college scholarships to the top three performers (both male and female) in championship categories including Bantam(s) 4-5-6, Intermediate, Juvenile, IJF Jr., USJF Youth Referees, and Jr. Kata, all within the age range of up to 17 years old.

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USJF Fall National Championships

USJF Fall National Championships

The USJF is delighted to announce the upcoming National Championships scheduled for this Fall, taking place at City College of San Francisco on October 28, 2023. This event will coincide with national committee meetings of the USJF Board of Directors, and Board of...

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SHAPE America

The USJF Development committee has align its Jr Rank Requirements with SHAPE America.  SHAPE America is our national standards framework for K-12 Physical Education that defines what a student should know and be able to do at each stage of developing physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthy physical activity.

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Educational Portal

Education – Certifications for Judoka’s at Every Level

Our Vision: 

Building strong wellness communities by empowering members to make known the Judo maxim, Jita-kyoei (spirit of mutual prosperity for self and others), through safe and positive experiences.

Our Mission:

Promote and support Judo as a physical, mental, and moral practice.


News and Events

Covid 19 Update

The latest COVID guidelines from the Medical Committee for dojos and events.

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Judo Profiles

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  author of...

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Fresno Judo Club

Fresno Judo Club

Fresno Judo Club Fresno, California   Sensei Larry Tsutsui The Fresno Judo Club is a non-profit organization, a member of the San Joaquin Valley Judo Yudanshakai, United States Judo Federation, California Judo Incorporated, and USA Judo. In 1952, the dojo was started...

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“Developing Good Judoka” – Kevin Tamai

“Developing Good Judoka” – Kevin Tamai

Sensei Kevin Tamai Hui-O-Judo, Beltsville - Maryland Sensei Kevin Tamai, head sensei of Hui-O-Judo Beltsville in Beltsville Maryland, is the oldest son of Ken Tamai, the first USJF lifetime achievement honoree. Kevin is currently a Rokudan and Life member in both USJF...

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Building the Community

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Pathways Toward Success

When your son or daughter participates in Judo through a charter club approved by the United States Judo Federation, they will have quality instruction and a positive experience which will enrich their lives as they grow and mature. 

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The United States Judo Federation Teachers Institute, with its long standing tradition of technical excellence in teaching and coaching is committed to serving our members with the latest information and procedures.  In addition, certification in Self Defense Instruction, National refereeing and kata judging are offered.

Video Resources

Many dojos have had to adjust to a hybrid-remote model, a combination of in-person and virtual blended instruction.  The USJF videos are available to all sensei’s and coaches. Our hope is that these videos serve as useful learning tools for your practice.

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the Community

The USJF is committed in supporting the dojo/club. 

Judo participation can provide the space for healthy activities and access to areas where people come together, and foster outlets for physical and mental health recovery.

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USJF National Committees

Voluntary committee members are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our members and their communities by providing research, experience, education and diversity in the interest of the betterment of man-kind through the practice and study of judo.

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Yudanshakai (Regions)

Being the oldest Judo organization in the USA, the USJF was originally called the Judo Black Belt Federation (JBBF). It was organized around regional/local Yudanshakai (black belt associations). The purpose of the Yudanshakai is to promote judo in its own area and run local events.

United States Judo Federation

When you join the USJF not only will you enjoy the benefits it offers, you will have access to resources and a knowledge base that will serve to educate and enhance your enjoyment of this great sport.