Yearly Archives: 2014

New USJA Judo Technical Manual and Study Guide with Senior Rank Promotion System

It’s here! The new USJA Judo Technical Manual and Study Guide with Senior Rank Promotion System It’s been three years in the making and the new USJA Judo Technical Manual and Study Guide with Senior Rank Promotion System, is now complete. The

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USJA Statement of Support for Fallen NYPD Officers

The recent tragic loss of two NYPD officers brings to mind the danger that is ever present in our society.  The USJA has a long history of supporting and honoring the men and women who serve our great nation and

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Yoshisada Yonezuka Passes Away

We are sad to announce that Yoshisada Yonezuka, 9th Dan passed away on late Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014. Yoshisada Yonezuka ‘Yone’ was born May 19, 1937 in Nakasato, Aomori, Japan.  He began to train in sumo and judo in 1954, becoming the

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USJA Local & Regional Referee Certification – New Minimum Ages

In an effort to expand the pool of referees and develop an interest at an early age we are pleased to announce the following updates to our program which have recently been approved by the USJA’s Board of Directors Club

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Former USJA President Jesse Jones Passes Away

This is from Nikki Jones, Jesse’s daughter – The Memorial Service for Jesse Jones will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday August 17th 2014 at The Bridge Church 38801 Calistoga Dr. in Murrieta, California. www.thebridgechurch.tv This is a change of

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Grassroots Judo™ Hawaii Nationals

The tournament held in Hawaii this past weekend was a rousing success with nearly 1,100 competitors.   This year marked the first time Senior and Masters were included. It was the third and final day of judo action at the Neal

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Update from Reno, Senior Nationals

The USJA’s Board of Director’s recently attended a reception in Reno, NV in conjunction with the US Senior Nationals at which board members of all three national judo organizations were invited.  It was the first time that a gathering of

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Karl Geis Promoted to Judan then Peacefully Passes Away

For Immediate Release 3-13-14 The United States Judo Association promoted Karl Geis to Judan (10th degree black belt) at a presentation in his Houston dojo on March 12th, 2014. Geis is one of the founding fathers of the USJA and has

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USJA’s Development Committee

We are please to announce the re-launch of the USJA’s Development Committee.  The mission of the USJA’s Development Committee is to build stronger communities and better people through the discipline, physical conditioning, focus and ethical values learned in judo. Goals

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IJF Referee Rules Update

USA Judo Referee Commission Chairman, Robert Fukuda has requested that this document be distributed to all US Referees. IJF Referee Rules 2014 Update IJF YouTube Video 2014 New Rules Ralph Palmer Assistant to the Chairman USA Judo Referee Commission

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