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 S. Blaisdell Center Arena. Gary Goltz, President of the USJA, stated “we are considering renaming this tournament the Grassroots Judo™ Summer Nationals to bookend the well-established Grassroots Judo™ Winter Nationals now in its 9th year” to be held in Greater Los Angeles on December 6, 2014. The idea to add seniors and masters to this junior event was the originated by American Judo legend, Hayward Nishioka. The senior division included judoka ages 18 to 29, while masters competition included those aged 30-and over.
The complete results of the Hawaii Nationals can be found at:
Future Grassroots Judo™ Summer Nationals will be held in Indianapolis (2015), Los Angeles, CA (2016) and Palm Beach, FL (2017). For more information please go to http://grassrootsjudo.com.