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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. 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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USJA’s Official YouTube Channel

We are pleased to announce the USJA’s YouTube Channel is up and running!

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Triad Sanction Announcement

…A Message from the Presidents of the USJF, USJA, and USA Judo Mr. Kevin Asano, Mr. Gary Goltz, and Mr. Lance Nading September 16, 2013 Since the beginning of this year we have been diligently accessing and reviewing the changes

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New USJA Black Belt Rank Card

New USJA Black Belt Rank Card Price: $25.00, valid for 4 years Eligibility: Must be a current active USJA Black Belt rank member Current cleared background check Ordering:  USJA Store:  Black Belt Judo Rank Card Email: Phone: 877-411-3409 Fax: 888-276-3432

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IJF Rules Modifications for 2013

Here is the document that was prepared by USA Judo Referee Commission and USA Judo High Performance based on the rule changes meetings held in Mexico City 1/26 & 1/27/13 along with the link to the IJF videos: IJF Refereeing &

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