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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…
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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 →
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 this kind was ever held. On hand was 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Kayla Harrison.
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We are sad to report that Karl Geis passed away last night (April 7th) after a bout with cancer related complications. It is a big loss for the world of judo. Rest in Peace Karl.
For Immediate Release 3-13-14
The United States Judo Association promoted Karl [...]Continue Reading →
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 and activities of the USJA development program are aimed at making these quality programs available [...]Continue Reading →