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We are pleased to announce that the USJA Board of Directors has decided to kick start the new year by offering our Life Membership which normally sells for $400 for $250. This will include our newly released highly sought after USJA Judo Technical Manual and Study Guide with Senior Rank Promotion System which sells for $50 […]Continue Reading →
The relationship of judo and its place in a school based setting can be traced back to the founder, Jigoro Kano. Since that time, there have been school based judo classes in America and around the world. The USJA is going to revisit the role of judo in America’s elementary, middle and high schools. With […]Continue Reading →
The USJA recognizes that there are many different reasons that people run Judo programs. Just like there is a need and place for those who want to run community based programs there is also a need for full-time, professional judo instructors who run commercial, for-profit judo programs. With this in mind the USJA is pleased […]Continue Reading →
On December 25, 2014 By Gary Goltz
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 new Guide has gone through multiple versions, re-writes and editing and […]Continue Reading →
On December 21, 2014 By Gary Goltz
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 its communities. Many of our members and clubs are associated with law enforcement […]Continue Reading →
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 Northern Japan High School Champion in 1955. Yonezuka […]Continue Reading →
On October 1, 2014 By Gary Goltz
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 Referee: Learns to referee in the dojo and at club events, under the supervision of […]Continue Reading →
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 date as originally announced…
It is with […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Press Release for Supporting Judo Organizations
In a few months Kayla and I will begin filming “Don’t Call Me Sir!”, a movie inspired by Rusty Kanokogi. We have a working script and have received much positive feedback We have received amazing support from the Judo Federation of Australia and expect the same from the […]Continue Reading →